“I understand the people who voted for [President] Trump. [But] the people who didn’t vote at all … that’s when you think, ‘Man, people think this is a game,’ ” she added at another point.
“It wasn’t just in this election, but 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.”
…“When you see people gunned down because somebody was so afraid of a kid in a hoodie, that that ended his life … how were these people dealing with the fact that a black family was in what they perceived was their White House? That was the America that we live in,” she said.
…She said that being dubbed an “angry black woman” when she first hit the spotlight hurt — and forced her to stop talking off the cuff.
“I had to be much more scripted. I was just waking up to the truth of who we can be, so ready to assume the worst in people,’’ Michelle said.
Michelle Obama: Lack of minority voters in 2016 was ‘slap in face’