As a former first lady Michelle Obama knows how much weight words can carry. She gets it. But she wants to make sure everyone else does, too. Everyone.
Queen Michelle sat down with poet Elizabeth Alexander to speak at the second day of The Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. She spoke on the importance of sharing your voice intelligently and hmmmmm we wonder if she was referring to anyone in particular...
"When you have a voice you can't just use it any kind of way ... You don't just say what's on your mind. You don't tweet every thought," Obama said. Judging from the immediate burst of laughter in the crowd, one would assume she was throwing some shade at the current Tweeter-In-Chief, Donald Trump.
"Your first initial thoughts are not worthy of the light of day," she went on, "And I'm not talking about anybody in particular, I'm talking about us all because everybody does that."
Feeding the Trump shade theories, Alexander joked, "We are so not talking about anybody in particular," and Michelle continued to drop her social media knowledge.
"Tweeting and social media — that is a powerful weapon that we just hand over to little kids, you know? A ten-year-old. 'Here you go,'" she said before firing another round of shots on Trump.
"You need to think and spell it right and have good grammar, too," Obama said. *airhorn noises*
As anyone who's gone near Twitter this past year knows, Trump has abysmal grammar and often tweets without proofreading. "I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!" he infamously wrote in January.
The former FLOTUS went on to discuss the weight a president's voice, specifically, carries. "The first lady or the president ... you have that voice and that power and that platform and I think what comes with that is the responsibility to know that every word you utter has consequences."
"Words matter at this level ... But the truth of how much words matter is true for every one of us," she said, encouraging everyone to treat others, even those with different opinion, with respect.
@realDonaldTrump, you listening?