You know what they say…when you lose CNN you are in deep trouble. And that is exactly what happened to Michelle Obama after her attack on President Trump fell flat.
But it not only fell flat, but it also enraged many on the left including CNN who took her to task over her comments.
From People: During a Sunday stop on the book tour for her hugely popular memoir, former First Lady Michelle Obama jokingly compared President Donald Trump‘s administration to the parenting style of a “divorced dad.”
CNN anchor Dana Bash called it “remarkably unwoke,” and some divorced fathers have taken umbrage at the remark.
Video from the London event, which was hosted by Stephen Colbert, shows Obama made the comment after Colbert said, “America is like a teenager.”
“We are a teenager, we talked about this, we’re like a teenage country,” Obama, 55, agreed.
“And we’re confused ’cause our body is changing,” joked Colbert, 54, prompting Obama’s reply:
“We’re changing all over the place. And we come from a broken family. We’re a teenager, where we’re a little unsettled and having good parents is tough. Sometimes you spend weekends with divorced dad and that feels like it’s fun but then you get sick — that’s what America’s going through. We’re kind of living with divorced dad right now.”
According to video from the event, published by The Independent, Colbert then laughed and did a Trump impersonation.
The comparison has been met with criticism. CNN reporter Kate Bennett said it “was a really big misstep on her part” and the network aired a segment rounding up negative reactions from social media users who said they were divorced dads.
In a Tuesday blog post, writer Jordan Shapiro, a divorced father of two, said Obama’s “decision to perpetuate the divorced dad stigma is unfortunate.
It not only undermines millions of unmarried fathers who are trying to do what’s best for their children, but also reinforces a way of conceptualizing family life that does more harm than good.”