Michelle Obama will hit the campaign trail next month when she hosts a get-out-the-vote rally in Detroit, Michigan, a state key to President Trump’s re-election efforts.
The former first lady will be rallying young voters for When We All Vote on March 27 at University of Detroit Mercy, the organization announced.
Trump was the surprising winner of Michigan in the 2016 election, taking the state from Hillary Clinton by less than half a percent. He’ll need it in his column again this November.
Obama is co-chair of the When We All Vote advocacy group and has touted its bipartisan nature, saying people simply need to vote.
But she also has made no effort to hide her dislike for President Trump, who has used his executive powers to overturn several Obama-era initiatives, including those to Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.
And, last week, Trumpattacked Democrats including Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton for being ‘fans’ of Harvey Weinstein in his first comments on the rapist’s conviction
‘The people who liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him,’ he said a press conference in New Delhi in response to a question from DailyMail.com.
‘I was never a fan of Harvey, as you know,’ he said. ‘He was a person I didn’t like.
‘I knew him because he was in New York.’ In fact he, his wife Melania and Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman were photographed together in 2009.
Trump also called the conviction a ‘great victory’ for women that ‘sends a very strong message’ for the #MeToo movement against that kind of behavior toward women.
‘I think from the point of view of women, it is a great day, a great victory.’
Trump himself stands accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by more than a dozen women when he was a private citizen and has denied the allegations.
The Obama family was also directly linked to Weinstein by their eldest daughter Malia being an intern at his company in the summer of 2017.
In 2013, Michelle Obama called Weinstein ‘a powerhouse’ and ‘wonderful’ as she praised him at a White House reception when she was first lady.
Obama also campaigned against Trump and for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
And, last month, on her 56th birthday, Trump’s administration proposed new school lunch guidelines Friday that would undo several changes made by Obama to get more fruit and veggies on the menu.
The Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Food and Nutrition Service, said it proposed new rules ‘to simplify meal service and reduce food waste.’ That would include ‘increasing flexibility in the “vegetable subgroups” requirements for school lunches.’
But the changes would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them the ability to offer more pizza, burgers and fries instead.
It would also undo rules championed by Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move initiative and The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Obama made healthy eating a signature issue during her time in the White House.
‘I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition,’ she said.
Trump, however, is known for his love of fast food. He often ate McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken on the campaign trail.