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Michelle Obama 'shaken to the core' by Trump's comments on sexual assault

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 14:19:14-04

NEW HAMPSHIRE (AP) -- Michelle Obama said she "was shaken to the core" by comments that GOP Republican nominee Donald Trump made in which he is heard on a 2005 tape bragging about how his fame allowed him to "do anything" to women.

Speaking at campaign rally in New Hampshire for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama called the comments "shocking and demeaning. She also dismissed suggestion that they were simply "locker room talk," saying they were affront to all women and parents.

The GOP nominee has lost support in New Hampshire following the release of a 2005 video in which Trump is heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to "do anything" to women. Sen. Kelly Ayotte said over the weekend that she no longer plans to vote for him.

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First lady Michelle Obama says Donald Trump's crude sexual comments about women should not be seen as "politics as usual."

Mrs. Obama was speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally in New Hampshire. She called the Republican presidential nominee's language disgraceful and intolerable.

She said that it should outrage all, regardless of political affiliation. She said he was bragging about sexually assaulting women.

Mrs. Obama was referring to a 2005 video in which Trump is heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to "do anything" to women. He later dismissed his language as "locker room talk."