Michelle Obama Slams Trump In Commencement Speech: ‘I wake up in a house that was built by slaves’ (VIDEO)
First Lady Michelle Obama gave her third commencement speech of the year at City College of New York (CUNY) on Friday. Though she did not mention presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump by name, but it was clear that she was talking about him.
She warned the class of 2016, with its 3,848 graduates, of “leaders who rule by intimidation — leaders who demonize and dehumanize entire groups of people — often do so because they have nothing else to offer.”
She added: “Here in America, we don’t give in to our fears. We don’t build up walls to keep people out because we know that our greatness has always depended on contributions from people who were born elsewhere but sought out this country and made it their home.”
“It’s the story that I witness every single day when I wake up in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters — two beautiful, black young women — head off to school, waving goodbye to their father, the president of the United States, the son of a man from Kenya who came here to America for the same reasons as many of you: to get an education and improve his prospects in life.”
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