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"That’s My Trauma": Michelle Obama Rips Those Who "Couldn’t Be Bothered to Vote' Against Trump

Michelle Obama blamed nonvoters, not Republicans, for President Trump's election in 2016.

In her soon-to-be-released Netflix documentary, Becoming, the former first lady opened up about her frustration with those who didn't vote in the 2016 election. She claimed it was the fault of apathetic citizens that Trump won in 2016 and that President Obama didn't have a Democratic majority in the House and Senate when he was in the White House, Washington Examiner reports.

"So, the day I left the White House, and I write about how painful it was to sit on that [inauguration] stage," Obama explained. "A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face."

She continued, "I understand the people who voted for Trump. The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game."

Obama noted that the lack of turnout for Hillary Clinton in 2016 had down-ballot effects and lamented poor midterm election turnout while her husband was in office.

"It wasn’t just in this election," she explained. "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."

Becoming will be released on Netflix on Wednesday. The documentary outlines Obama's book tour while she was selling her memoir of the same title.


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