Judge Jeanine Pirro had some strong words for Michelle Obama after the former first lady said women who voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election went against their “own voice.”
“What does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates, as women, and many of us said, ‘That guy, he’s better for me, his voice is more true to me,’” Obama said at the Inbound conference in Boston on Wednesday. “Well, to me that just says you don’t like your voice. You like the thing you’re told to like.”
On “Fox & Friends” this morning, Judge Jeanine slammed Obama for her “condescension.”
“To suggest that women are so simple that they vote based on their reproductive organs only – or Madeline Albright saying that there’s a ‘special place in hell’ for women who don’t vote for other women – is just so simplistic it throws us back to the Dark Ages,” Judge Jeanine said.
She said women voted for Trump because he was strong on the economy and terrorism, and because many of them thought Clinton was “arrogant” and a “crook.”
She also pointed out that former President Barack Obama ran against Clinton in 2008.
“So I guess then Michelle Obama didn’t know her own voice when she voted for her husband against a woman?” Judge Jeanine said.
They discussed life after the election, and Obama shared her thoughts on what Americans are feeling right now. She said:
“Now we are feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary; it’s a necessary concept.”
Judge Jeanine Pirro addressed this comment on her show “Justice” on Fox News Channel.
She slammed the first lady for her assumption that when the Obamas leave the White House they’re taking hope with them. She asked:
“Since when does hope rise and fall with you and Barack?”
Then, she explained to the first lady that, although she may not think so, Americans do know what hope is.
She described what, in her opinion, hope really looks like:
“Hope is when people 30,000 at a time stand in line in the cold with their children hoping to get a glimpse of a man that they think can change the course of their lives from the downward spiral that you and ‘Mr. Hope and Change’ put them on.”
Judge Jeanine utilized President Barack Obama’s campaign rhetoric of “hope and change” to highlight how Americans feel after the election.
She cited one, very specific example:
“I’ll tell you what hope and change is. Hope and change is when people show up 20,000 strong after an election, desperate to see the man who actually brought back jobs. Almost 1,000, when your husband said it was impossible to bring them back at Carrier.”
Finally, she advised Michelle Obama to walk outside the White House as an ordinary citizen if she wants to know what it really feels like to “not have hope.”