Former First Lady Michelle Obama dropped a pretty ridiculous comparison to life under the Trump administration to divorced fathers on Monday.
While during an interview with Late Show host Stephen Colbert, Obama said that the United States is like a teenager after a nasty divorce. We’re currently living under Trump, which Obama compared to staying with a divorced dad, which according to her is a detrimental thing in the long run.
“We come from a broken family, we are a little unsettled,” Obama said. “Sometimes you spend the weekend with divorced dad. That feels like fun but then you get sick. That is what America is going through. We are living with divorced dad.”
Colbert himself proceeded to mock divorced dads as well, making it seem as if they’re completely neglectful of their children’s safety, as well as show significantly less care for them over their own needs.
I’d first like to point out that if this was a stereotype of divorced mothers along the same lines, the amount of outrage would register on Richter scales across the globe. However, since it’s fathers — an entity considered far less important, and even damaging in some instances, by the left — this is okay to laugh about.
Many fathers work very hard to provide the best for their children and suffer the absence of their children in the process. Fathers are an absolute positive to a child’s development despite what we’re told, and casting them in a negative light helps no one.
However, this is a gross mischaracterization of not only fathers but men in general, and is just one of a deluge of attacks regarding men by the left over the recent years.
Attacking your political enemies is a given, and both sides do it all the time. However, Obama engaged in blatant sexism, at least by their own standards. Again, if this had been said about women, there would be endless news reports, think pieces, and marches in the street.