Michelle Obama on 2016 election: 'What is going on in our heads when we let that happen?'

Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she’s still trying to understand the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Obama, who was the keynote speaker at the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles, discussed women's standards after Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, and shared her concern about how women think.

"What is going on in our heads where we let that happen, you know?" she asked.

Without mentioning Donald Trump’s name specifially, she lamented the number of women who voted for him.

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"When the most qualified person running was a woman, and look what we did instead, I mean that says something about where we are," she said. "That's what we have to explore."

She also said she has no patience for men who fail and still rise to power.

Obama reminded the audience of thousands the importance of education for women and encouraged young girls to speak their minds.