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Michelle Obama: 'In America We Don't Build Walls To Keep People Out'

The First Lady gave a soaring commencement address to the graduates of City College in New York.

Withering indeed. Michelle Obama makes the idea of 'Trumpism' unthinkable.

Source: The Guardian

Michelle Obama has delivered a withering attack on Donald Trump, warning a graduating class of New York students, and through them America, that those who seek to rule by intimidation and fear end up diminishing the hope and freedom of their nations.

Without mentioning the presumptive Republican presidential candidate by name, the first lady made one of the most sustained and potent attacks on Trump since he began his bid for the White House last year. She portrayed his brand of politics as un-American and dangerous, comparing him to world leaders “who stifle the voices and dismiss the potential of their citizens … who demonise and dehumanise entire groups of people because they have nothing else to offer.”

Addressing the class of 2016 at the City College of New York in her 23rd and final commencement speech as first lady, she said: “Graduates, that is not who we are. That is not what this country stands for.”

She went on: “Here in America we don’t let our differences tear us apart. Here in America we don’t give in to our fears, we don’t build walls to keep people out.”

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