'What is wrong with you?': Michelle Obama's veiled attack on Trump

| Updated: May 13, 2017 07:44 IST

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], May 13 (ANI): In an absolute veiled attack at United States President Donald Trump, whose administration froze regulations that would cut sodium and increase whole grains served in school meals, former first lady Michelle Obama stated bluntly at a health conference, "Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap." One of the former first lady's signature legacies was an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Obama told a Partnership for a Healthier America summit: "We have a lot more work to do, for sure, but we've got to make sure we don't let anybody take us back because the question is, where are we going back to?" "This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think: why don't you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?" "And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that's up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don't care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation. Like me, don't like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be OK with that?" she continued. "Because here's the secret: if somebody is doing that, they don't care about your kid, and we need to demand everyone to care deeply about kids. That's all we have. So we should be driving this and every elected official on this planet should understand: don't play with our children. Don't do it." The Trump administration has also postponed rules instructing restaurants, grocery stores and other outlets to put calories counts on their menus. "'You shouldn't know what you're eating.' Think about that. Stop there, think about that. 'You shouldn't know what you're eating.' You're OK with that? Do you know people who are OK with that? I mean, I just find myself thinking, this isn't my fight, you know, this is where you've got to look yourself in the eye," Obama said. "We need to look our neighbours in the eye and kind of go: 'What is going on?' Because this just isn't that complicated, you know. Just tell me what's in my food. Why is that a problem? So you have to ask yourself, what's going on, because I don't get it. I don't understand it." Michelle Obama did not categorically mention Trump or other administration officials, but remarked pointedly, "And I hope you have healthcare." (ANI)

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