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Michelle Obama Still Wonders How We Let the 2016 Election Happen

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On Saturday, Michelle Obama appeared as the keynote speaker at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles. At the event, Obama reflected on the 2016 election and how women view female candidates for office.

“In light of this last election, I’m concerned about us as women and how we think,” she said according to The Hill. “What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?”

Obama dug deep into the issue of women and voting during her 40-minute conversation with Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross.

“When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are,” Obama said of the outcome of the 2016 election. “That’s what we have to explore, because if we as women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy, crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men…if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president compared to…what, then we have to have those conversations with ourselves as women.”

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