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Michelle Obama issues veiled rebuke of Trump after Baltimore insults

Michelle Obama issues veiled rebuke of Trump after Baltimore insultsMichelle Obama appeared to issue a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump after he lashed out at a Democratic congressman and called his district “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess”. The former US first lady tweeted a video of a group of dancers from Elijah Cummings' Baltimore district, hours after Trump launched an attack on the congressman.“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!” Ms Obama wrote.The video that Ms Obama shared shows a group of young women performing a routine to her slogan “when they go low, we go high”.While Ms Obama, who was the world’s most admired woman in 2019 according to a YouGov poll, did not directly reference Mr Trump, her tweet was widely regarded as a rebuke to his recent remarks. The US president attacked Mr Cummings in a series of vicious tweets on Saturday morning, which appeared to have been inspired by a Fox & Friends report that aired minutes before his outburst.Mr Trump described the Baltimore district as a “filthy” and “rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live”.He later doubled down on his attack and shared a tweet from the far-right commentator Katie Hopkins, describing the city as a “s***hole”.> 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! pic.twitter.com/U15Be9wSMs> > — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) > > July 27, 2019The US president added that there was “nothing racist” about his tweets after he was widely criticised by a number of prominent Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.However, political commentators have noted that Mr Trump has used the word "infested" six times on his Twitter account – and each time it has been in reference to areas populated predominantly by people of colour. Mr Trump’s attacks on Mr Cummings are just the latest in a weeks-long series of insulting tweets against minority members of Congress. Last week, he told four Democratic congresswomen of colour – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar \- to “go back” to their countries.However, all four congresswomen are US citizens and only Ms Omar was born outside of the country.Ms Obama appeared to weigh in on Mr Trump’s attack on the four lawmakers, tweeting that diversity is “what truly makes our country great".“Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all," she added. “We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.”While Ms Obama did not directly reference the US president, her words appeared to echo Mr Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again”.



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Barack and Michelle Obama offer rare rebukes of Trump over attacks on Baltimore

Barack and Michelle Obama offer rare rebukes of Trump over attacks on BaltimoreFormer President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama offered rare rebukes of President Trump after he lashed out at an African-American congressman and called the lawmaker's majority-black district “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”



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Michelle Obama counters Trump: 'There's a place for us all'

Michelle Obama counters Trump: 'There's a place for us all'Former First Lady Michelle Obama countered President Trump’s attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color by emphasizing the importance of America’s diversity.



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'It's our America,' reminds Michelle Obama

'It's our America,' reminds Michelle Obama“What truly makes our country great is its diversity… Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, without mentioning Trump. “We must remember it’s not my America or your America. In a rare move, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Tuesday rebuked Trump for “racist comments” after he said the four should “go back” to their countries of origin if they are not happy in the United States.



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Barack Obama Manages to Work in a Michelle Obama Compliment in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'

Barack Obama Manages to Work in a Michelle Obama Compliment in a Discussion About 'Being a Man'He also introduced NBA star Steph Curry as "Ayesha's husband"



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Michelle Obama just shared a glorious text exchange with her mom from Grammys night

Michelle Obama just shared a glorious text exchange with her mom from Grammys nightBecoming First Lady of the US means a lot of big life changes, but the one thing it apparently doesn't put an end to are wonderfully awkward messages from your mom.Nothing stops those. Not even becoming a best selling author, or a super popular surprise guest at the Grammys.SEE ALSO: 17 books every activist should read in 2019On Wednesday morning, Michelle Obama took to Instagram to share a truly A+ message exchange she'd had with her mom, after appearing at the Awards show on Sunday.Make sure you swipe on the post below — the second page may be even better than the first…> View this post on Instagram> > When your mom doesn't think you're a "real" celebrity…Tonight in Phoenix, I shared this text thread from my mom from Grammys night, and I just had to share it with all of you. TextsFromMom > > A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:35pm PSTSo many wonderful highlights in that thread that it's hard to pick a winner.The "real stars" quip is a good one, as is the bluntness of the "No you did not" message. But our favourite might be the final, understated "Yeah". WATCH: Here are the top five moments where women stole the show at this year's GRAMMYs



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39 years later, man charged in cold-case killing of high school student Michelle Martinko

39 years later, man charged in cold-case killing of high school student Michelle MartinkoCedar Rapids police have charged Jerry Lynn Burns, 64, with murder-degree murder in the 1979 killing of Michelle Marie Martinko.



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Michelle Obama Was Just As Boy Crazy As The Rest Of Us In High School

Michelle Obama Was Just As Boy Crazy As The Rest Of Us In High SchoolBefore she was the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama was just



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Michelle Obama: I Didn't Believe America Was Ready For A Black President

Michelle Obama: I Didn't Believe America Was Ready For A Black PresidentFormer first lady Michelle Obama admitted again Monday that she never believed



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Michelle Obama revisits London school that inspired education drive

Michelle Obama revisits London school that inspired education driveMichelle Obama returned on Monday to the London girls’ school that inspired her global education initiative when she was U.S. First Lady, nine years after her first visit as part of a tour to promote her memoir. Obama urged students to believe they could do anything if they were prepared to work hard enough and called on colleges and universities to do more to attract less privileged pupils. The ethnically diverse school, which Obama visited in 2009 on her first official trip to Britain, has around 60 languages spoken among its 900 female pupils.



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