Philadelphia: Michelle Obama told a diverse and enthusiastic crowd in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don’t change once they become president and that America “needs an adult in the White House.” The first lady never mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the rally at LaSalle University.
But there was no question that she was warning voters that candidate Trump would be the same as President Trump.
“The presidency doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are,” she told the cheering crowd. She referred to several comments Trump made during and after Monday’s debate, including his apparent acknowledgment that he’s paid no taxes some years. Trump said that makes him “smart.”
To a query as to whether he endorsed the line taken by Raj Thackeray’s MNS as well as some leaders in his own party including controversial MLA Sangeet Som, Trivedi cryptically replied “it is for the people of the country to decide whether Pakistani artists should stay here or not”.
“The BJP will stand by the popular sentiment though the party does not deem it proper to take a stand of its own on this issue,” he said.
The BJP spokesman said that the Narendra Modi government “has come up with the most effective response, in the history of the country, to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism which has plagued Jammu and Kashmir for decades. “It is for the first time that Pakistan’s track record on human rights violations in Baluchistan stands exposed before the international community. The decision to review Indus Water Treaty too is a bold step,” he said.