Michelle Obama called the trashy-ass Trumps out in the classiest way, and I’m filled with admiration:
Michelle O is criticized sometimes for the “when they go low, we go high” motto. Some folks mistake the slogan for a call for comity, an entreaty to bring a knife to a gun fight. But I read Mrs. Obama’s words above as a master-class lesson in refined shade.
Her words are measured, reflective and patriotic. But she field dresses Trump and his vile birther wife. She describes a scenario where the tacky Trumps’ social superiors extend unearned benevolence, not because the Trumps are special but despite their monstrousness, for the good of the nation.
Well done, ma’am.
I had a grandma who was capable of reducing people who’d displeased her to a puddle of humiliated goo without raising her voice or using a swear. Always admired that.