Former first lady Michelle Obama has mastered the art of shading and calling out President Donald Trump for his bigotry while still living by her famous motto, "When they go low, we go high.”
After attacking a group of freshmen congresswomen of color, Trump redirected his racism towards Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore.
“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA,” Trump wrote.
“As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place,” the president continues.
While many people rushed to Cummings’ defense by directly condemning the president by name, Michelle Obama took a different approach.
In a tweet for National Dance Day, Mrs. Obama highlighted one of her favorite Baltimore step teams, the Lethal Ladies.
"On #NationalDanceDay, I'm shouting out the Lethal Ladies, a Baltimore STEP team who I saw perform back in 2017. I’m so proud of you all—and everyone who’s dancing today," she wrote.
In the video, young women performed an incredible routine and explained how the former first lady inspired their own personal mission statement.
"What Michelle Obama taught us when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level," their instructor said adding, "Our motto is..."
Then in unison, all of the women chant, "When they go low, we go high/Raise our standards to the sky."
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