Celebrity Michelle Obama Isn't Here for Donald Trump's White House Ethics By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 4, 2017 @ 01:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Former First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t keeping quiet. On Tuesday, the political figure headed to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women where she participated in an interview with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes. During their session, Obama reflected on her time in the White House, but also took a moment to address what’s currently going on under the Trump administration. “For the last eight years, we had a standard of ethics, a lot of constraints. What it means to have a commander-in-chief that actually upholds the standards of the White House,” she joked and was met with cheers from the audience, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Obama moved on to specifically address the challenges women face today. “We as women feel like we have to be perfect all of the time. We worry too much about that. Women, minorities, the bars are different,” she said. “We experienced that over the last eight years. The bar just kept moving. We’re seeing that now, quite frankly. That bar is just—,” she continued, as she stopped and lowered her hand, figuratively implying that Trump and his administration have lowered the bar of ethics in government. Michelle Obama Tears Up as Barack Surprises Her with an Anniversary Tribute She then moved on and provided some uplifting words for women fighting for change. “It’s amazing to watch. I want women to pay attention, because this is what happens when we don’t stand up,” she said. “We give our seats to those who [society says] are supposed to be there, because of the stereotypes of what power and success is supposed to be.” Can we get a round of applause, please?