Fiery 'She Trashed America': Levin Rips First Lady's Memorial Day Speech to Grads
Sean Hannity and national radio host Mark Levin highlighted some recent comments by First Lady Michelle Obama at two commencement ceremonies.
Hannity played a clip of the First Lady speaking to graduates at Tuskegee University, saying her remarks sounded "angry."
But, as potentially the first African American First Lady, I was also the focus of another set of questions and speculations; conversations sometimes rooted in the fears and misperceptions of others. Was I too loud, or too angry, or too emasculating?
And my husband and I know how frustrating that experience can be. We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives -- the folks who crossed the street in fear of their safety; the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores; the people at formal events who assumed we were the “help” -- and those who have questioned our intelligence, our honesty, even our love of this country.
And I know that these little indignities are obviously nothing compared to what folks across the country are dealing with every single day.
He also highlighted a Memorial Day address by Mrs. Obama to graduates at Oberlin College.
I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find. Because so often, throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens.
And, graduates, climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time. And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story.
Levin took particular exception to what Obama had to say on Memorial Day, asking why she was not emphasizing more of the positives about this country.
"Rather than trashing the American people and the American system on Memorial Day, when men and women gave their lives throughout our history so her and her husband can live in freedom, why didn't she give a speech about the American revolution? ... Does she sound like someone who loves this country? She and her husband luxuriate in our economic system, which they pretend to despise and which they've never contributed to," Levin said.
He argued that the First Lady could have highlighted the 750,000 who died in the Civil War to hold the Union together and end slavery, America conquering Nazi Germany, or Americans being "first on the spot" to bring aid during natural disasters.
Watch his full remarks above and Michelle Obama's Memorial Day speech below.