Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
14 October 2016, 15:21
Michelle Obama's Impassioned Speech On Trump Is Perfect
This is Michelle Obama's impassioned speech about women's rights in the aftermath of the claims against Donald Trump.
The First Lady said that the way Mr Trump speaks about women should is "cruel and frightening".
Speaking at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Ms Obama said: "This is not something that we can ignore.
"It’s not something we can just sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season, because this was not just a lewd conversation, this wasn’t just locker-room banter.
"This was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predator behaviour and actually bragging about kissing and groping women using language so obscene that many of us worried about our children hearing it when we turn on the TV.
"And to make matters worse, it now seems very clear that this isn't an isolated incident - it's one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life.
"And I have to tell you that I listen to all of this and I feel it so personally, and I'm sure that many of you do too, particularly the women. The shameful comments about our bodies. The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman.
"It is cruel. It's frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts."
It led James O'Brien to say that if Ms Obama was running for president, the race would be over.