Michelle Obama's Mic Tap At A Hillary Clinton Rally Was More Delightful Than Any Mic Drop Could Have Been
She's been fabulous at stumping for Hillary Clinton so far, and when Michelle Obama tapped on the microphone, she delivered one of the best takedowns of Donald Trump yet. Her zinger came during a rally for the Democratic presidential nominee in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, during which she cleverly reminded the audience that it's Trump — not Clinton — who frequently cries foul when things don't go his away.
That mic drop came in the form of a tap, when the first lady declared, "Hillary is tough. See, I've watched her. When she gets knocked down, she doesn't complain, she doesn't cry foul," She then gave her microphone a tap. "No, she gets right back up. Comes back stronger for the people who need her most."
The audience was quick to pick up on the meaning behind the tap, erupting into applause as Obama finished her praise of Clinton. The gesture was in reference to Trump's reaction following the first presidential debate, when he asserted that his poor debate performance was due to a faulty microphone.
During an interview on Fox & Friends the morning after the debate, Trump claimed: "My microphone was terrible. I wonder, was it set up that way on purpose? My microphone, in the room they couldn't hear me, you know, it was going on and off. Which isn't exactly great. I wonder if it was set up that way, but it was terrible."
Clinton had a great response of her own: "Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night."
To be fair to Trump (though he doesn't really deserve it), the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed that last week that there was something wrong with his microphone, though their statement didn't offer specifics: "Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Trump's audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall." If there was any problem with sound, it did not translate to those who watched the debate on television, but only in the venue itself.
Nevertheless, the first lady's comment still stands. Trump is known for blaming just about anyone and everyone for his failures and mishaps. Just this week, the Republican candidate blamed an "unfair system" and politicians for the holes in his tax records. That alone is definitely worthy of its own sly mic tap.