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In Trump Criticism, Michelle Obama Slams Divorced Fathers

“That is what America is going through,” she said. “We are living with divorced dad."

By NTK Staff | 04.16.2019 @12:05pm
In Trump Criticism, Michelle Obama Slams Divorced Fathers

During a press tour event in London to promote her new memoir, “Becoming,” former First Lady Michelle Obama took a swipe at President Donald Trump that also maligned fathers who have gotten divorced.

Stephen Colbert conducted the interview with Obama, who hosted the 15,000-person event at the O2 Arena in London. Here’s what she said, per the UK’s Independent:

“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” Ms Obama said. “Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”

Obama’s slam on Trump was designed to convey her belief that the country is not being well-tended to. But unquestionably the remark is an unfair swipe at fathers who undergo a divorce and remain committed, attentive, and nurturing parents.

Unsurprisingly, CNN’s Chris Cillizza praised Obama’s swipe at Trump and divorced dads everywhere, calling it an “apt, if depressing, metaphor.” He even drew out the metaphor further, in excruciating detail:

America is the child of divorced parents. He has been living with the mom for years. He’s sick of her rules and doesn’t feel like he can have any fun. Enter the divorced dad who seems fun, a little bit reckless and, above all, different. So the kid goes to live with the dad. And it’s different — and maybe even good for the first few months. Dad lets you stay up late. He doesn’t care how much “Fortnite” you play. Doesn’t check to make sure your homework is done at night. But over time, the differences start to be less appealing. And when he’s got the flu, maybe Dad checks on him once or twice but still winds up going out to dinner with some work friends.

Get it?

But not everyone thought Obama’s overly simplistic, two-dimensional description of how men handle raising children through divorce was “apt.” CNN’s Kate Bennett pushed back, arguing that many men are successful parents through divorce:

Here’s the video of Obama’s remarks:

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