Fox News on Thursday accused former First Lady Michelle Obama of playing “the race card” after she pointed out that Republican Party demographics include a larger share of older white men.
At the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday, Obama noted that many people had difficulty trusting the Republicans to look after their interests because GOP lawmakers are often “all men, all white.”
Obama remarked on the “color palette” at president’s annual State of the Union Address, where the Republican side appears “literally gray and white.”
By Thursday, a blaring Fox News headline slammed the former first lady: “Michelle Obama Plays Race Card.”
The headline did not go without notice on Twitter.
“Michelle Obama plays the race card” is an actual headline on Fox News this morning because of course it is.
— Kelly Ryan (@KayArePea) October 5, 2017
Omg unreal Fox headlines this a.m. actually use term “plays race card” to try & undermine Michelle Obama.
— Rawprincess (@rawprincess) October 5, 2017
FOX News outraged as Michelle Obama states the GOP is “all white, all men.” As this photo clearly shows, there is that one lady in the back. pic.twitter.com/POuU1kG1YQ
— Corey Madsen (@coreymadsen) October 5, 2017