‘It’s a vote against their own voice’: Michelle Obama scolds women who voted for Donald Trump

Michelle Obama has launched a scolding attack on female voters who backed Donald Trump in the US election, saying they voted “against their own voice”.

The former First Lady, who has stayed out of the political fray since her husband Barack Obama left the White House, made the remark at a conference in Boston.

“Any woman who voted against Hillary Clinton voted against their own voice,” she said on Wednesday.

Mrs Obama insisted that, despite her views on the billionaire businessman, she wants Mr Trump to succeed because “he is our commander in chief, he was voted in”.

During a question-and-answer session at the marketing and sales conference, she added: “We want the sitting president to be successful because we live in this country.”

Mrs Obama and her former President husband campaigned for Mrs Clinton during last year’s election.

Some 54 per cent of women voted for Mrs Clinton, while 52 per cent of white women voted for Mr Trump, according to the BBC.