Donald Trump has set about erasing Barack Obama’s disastrous legacy.
He’s rolled back regulations and gutted programs that had established Obama’s big government agenda.
So now Michelle Obama is striking back – and she issued an insane threat to Donald Trump.
Obama was the mastermind behind the controversial “healthy lunch” program for schools.
She wanted the government to micromanage children’s diets by imposing menu restrictions and limiting their food choices – but it left kids starving as they rejected her government mandated “healthy” food.
So when Trump began rolling back these regulations, Michelle did not react well.
She ranted and raved and threatened Donald Trump.
Michelle Obama has a message for President Donald Trump: If you want to undo the Obama administration’s healthy eating agenda, get ready for a fight.
“We’ve got to make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” the former first lady said Friday at the annual Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, her first public appearance in Washington since leaving office.
“Every elected official on this planet should understand,” Obama said, her voice rising with indignation as she urged moms to make their voices heard. “Don’t play with our children. Don’t do it.”
Obama, who remains popular with the public, did not mention Trump by name but railed against the new administration’s moves to roll back some of the nutrition policies she championed in the White House — from school meals to calorie labels. She left no doubt she will publicly rebuke any attempt to wipe out her work on childhood obesity.
“If we really want to make this country great, then our kids need to be healthy and they need to have access to the best,” she said. “Not just some of them, but all of them.”
Republicans don’t believe the government should control people’s lives.
And that includes kid’s diets.
So they began to relax the statist mandates championed by Michelle Obama.
Politico also reports:
“Just last week, the administration announced it is staving off Obama-era sodium limits for school meals that were set to become more strict in coming years. The administration is also giving schools a little more leeway on requirements she had championed to serve whole grains — modest changes that were widely seen as an assault on the Obamas’ food priorities…
…The Trump administration also last week delayed an Obama-era rule requiring restaurants, grocery stores and movie theaters to post calorie counts on their menus, a vestige of the Affordable Care Act that has been delayed numerous times over the past seven years due to complaints from convenience stores and pizza chains, among other interests. Trump’s FDA pulled the plug on the labeling deadline four days short of its effective date, leaving companies in the lurch after many had already invested time and resources to meet the requirements.”
Trump was doing what he had promised – to roll back the Obama regulatory nightmare.
But Michelle Obama continued ranting:
“People have a right to greater disclosure of things like calories and added sugars in what they are eating, Obama said, once again questioning the partisanship over the issue.
“This just isn’t that complicated, you know?” she said, laughing incredulously. “Just tell me what’s in my food. Why is there a problem?”
“’Keep families ignorant,’ that’s all I’m hearing,” she said. “You don’t know what’s in your food. You can’t handle that, mom.”
“Consumers out there,” she added, “I don’t care where you’re from, or what your party is; I would be highly insulted.”
Michelle Obama can rant and rave all she wants.
But Donald Trump was elected to fulfill his promise to undo Obama’s agenda.
And that includes big government school lunch mandates.