The Obamas refuse to leave the spotlight despite being out of the White House for four years.
Now former first lady Michelle Obama has a new documentary coming out.
And in it she just insulted black voters with this unbelievable statement.
The left-wing media and liberal elite were obsessed with Barack and Michelle Obama.
They graced the cover of style and fashion magazines, and signed a lucrative Netflix producing deal upon leaving the White House.
They produced the Oscar-winning documentary “American Factory” in which one of the co-directors literally quoted the Communist Manifesto during her acceptance speech.
Now Michelle Obama has her own documentary coming out, and one line in the film could rankle black voters.
While speaking to a group of black school kids about the 2016 election, she said, “You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage, and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost a slap in the face.”
Black support for Barack Obama was understandably through the roof, but support for Hillary Clinton in 2016 receded back to normal trends over the last several general election cycles.
It turns out that the “Obama coalition” was not foundational.
It’s a slap in the face to black voters to suggest that they’re obligated to vote for the Democrats in order to protect Obama’s legacy.
The Democrats have taken the black vote for granted for several decades, and it cost them dearly.
Trump did better among black voters than did Mitt Romney in 2012, and polls before the coronavirus showed Trump’s support against black voters as high as 30%.
While Trump getting 30% of the black vote is highly unlikely, if he were to get 10-12%, the Democrats are in serious trouble come November.
Obama continued, “I understand the people who voted for [President] Trump. [But] the people who didn’t vote at all … that’s when you think, ‘Man, people think this is a game.’”
This is a disingenuous statement because there’s no way she would’ve been fine with more people voting for Trump so long as voter turnout was higher.
People want to vote for someone they believe in, not simply out of obligation.
Obama continued, “It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Again, she’s blaming black voters for an adversarial Congress.
The Democrats lost both chambers of Congress because of the wildly unpopular ObamaCare and the energy behind the Tea Party movement.
Michelle Obama can blame black voters all she wants, but the Democrats need to blame themselves for the 2016 election.
Will Trump receive more black voter support than the eight percent he had in 2016?
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