Michelle Obama Was “Disappointed” In Black Voters For 2016 Turnout

Michelle Obama is disappointed with Black people who didn’t come out to vote in the 2016 presidential election, and she let folks know about her frustrations in her new Netflix documentary 'Becoming.'

According to the New York Post, Mrs. Obama says it was a “slap in the face’’ that minorities didn’t go to the polls in 2016 — and she has no plans on re-entering the political spotlight amid a push to make her Joe Biden’s running mate. Mrs. Obama also touched on the importance of voting in every election, not just the presidential ones, adding that a lot of President Barack Obama’s plans were often halted in Congress due to the lack of votes for representatives who are looking after our best interests.

Mrs. Obama explained in the doc:
“You know, the day I left the White House, it was painful to sit on that stage, and then a lot of our folks didn’t vote — it was almost a slap in the face. I understand the people who voted for Trump. The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game. It wasn’t just in this election. Every midterm. Every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”

Have you watched 'Becoming' yet?

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