Eric Holder Updates Michelle Obama's Popular Quote: "When They Go Low, We Kick Them"
Former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder has updated Michelle Obama‘s famous “When they go low, we go high” quote.
During a campaign event for Stacey Abrams, a Democrat in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Holder introduced his new take on the Obama quote.
“Michelle Obama, I love her…Michelle always says, ‘When they go low, we go high.’…No. No, when they go low, we kick them. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about,” Holder said via The Hill. “We’re proud as hell to be Democrats. We’re going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party. We’re not in this just to make a statement. We’re in this to win.”
Holder later clarified that he didn’t want anyone to anything violent, saying: “When I say we kick them, I don’t mean we do anything inappropriate, we don’t do anything illegal, but we have to be tough and we have to fight.”
The news of the statement made its way to Donald Trump, where he offered a response to the former attorney general during an interview with Fox & Friends.
“He better be careful what he’s wishing for,” Trump said via The Hill. “That’s a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement.”
Obama also defended her famous quote during an appearance on NBC’s Today.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 11, 2018
“Think about how you want your kids to be raised. Do you want them afraid of their neighbors? Do you want them angry? Do you want them vengeful?” she asked. “Fear it’s not a proper motivator. Hope wins out.”
Source: The Hill