Michelle Obama, the wife of former President Barack Obama, slammed US President Donald Trump for being “mediocre” during a speech at a charity event in Scotland.
The former first lady arrived in Edinburgh on Tuesday, July 17, for the charity event organised by The Hunter Foundation, Daily Mail reports.
Up to 900 guests packed into the EICC venue in anticipation of hearing Ms Obama shed light on her time as First Lady during a conversation moderated by five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger.
Talking about Trump, she said: “There's something wrong with us as women that we would make that choice... we can't be okay with mediocrity with men, but demand excellence from women."
Her strong words against Trump come just hours after her husband Barack gave a sharp rebuke to Trump by warning that "strongman politics are ascendant" in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Although she didn't mention Trump by name, Ms Obama said “the last election in my country does not give me hope.”
But Mrs Obama also told hundreds of people at the charity gala dinner that she isn't interested in running for president herself during a Q&A session.
She told the audience that her daughters Malia and Sasha wouldn't let her run for office and described the presidency as a "hard job" that is "gruelling for a family."
She added: “We have lived in a bubble for the past eight years. We need to believe in the next generation.”
Ms Obama, however, said she would continue to “do as much as ever outside of politics.”
“Leaders have to know when to get out of the way for the next generation,” she added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Norwegian politicians nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize following his historic Singapore meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss nuclear disarmament.
The nomination came from two members of Norway’s Progress Party, which is the third largest political party in the country.
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