Female Trump supporters 'voted against their own voice' - Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama said the only reason women liked President Trump was because they were told to.
Michelle Obama said the only reason women liked President Trump was because they were told to. Photo credit: Reuters

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has criticised women who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, saying they only liked him because they were told to.

The wife of Democrat President Barack Obama made the controversial remarks during an interview at Boston's Inbound Conference on Wednesday (local time).

Video from inside the event shows her scolding female voters who voted against Mr Trump's adversary Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.

"Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice," she said.

"What does it mean for us, as women, that we look at those two candidates and many of us said, 'That guy, he's better for me, his voice is more true to me?'" Ms Obama said.

"Well, to me, that just says you don't like your voice - you like the thing you're told to like."

Ms Obama has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump for a long time, describing him as "somebody tweeting into and stirring up mess, without really knowing what they're talking about" at an event last week.

She also expressed disgust, when an Access Hollywood video was leaked last year, showing Mr Trump gloating that he could "grab [women] by the p***y" as a result of his fame.

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