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Michelle Obama: You Can’t Just Help Hurricane Victims While Ignoring The Sick

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Michelle Obama: You Can’t Just Help Hurricane Victims While Ignoring The Sick




Former First Lady Michelle Obama took aim at Trump’s “America first” policies in a speech at a tech conference in Utah Thursday, saying you can’t help someone in a hurricane and not someone who is sick.

“It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump’s “America first” policies. “We live in a big country and a big world,” she said. “You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.”

The Hill added:

Trump reiterated his “America first” doctrine in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, emphasizing that America would put its people first just as other nations should put their people first, which he said would bring about international security and prosperity.

“As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first,” he said.

Michelle Obama said that “things are tough right now” and “we’re being tested,” while adding that she “continues to be hopeful” that things will improve.

The former first lady said that “we are looking at two different administrations,” comparing her husband’s presidency, which she said was built on hope, with Trump’s, which she said is led by fear, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

When one woman in the audience suggested that she run for president in 2020, Obama replied, “Oh, no! … Running for office is nowhere on the radar screen, but continuing in public service is something I will do for the rest of my life.”



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