“As I’ve said before, being president doesn’t change who you are; it reveals who you are,” Michelle Obama said last night.
“Well, a presidential election can reveal who we are, too. And four years ago, too many people chose to believe that their votes didn’t matter.”
“Four years later, the state of this nation is very different,” she continued. “More than 150,000 people have died, and our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long.”
“It has left millions of people jobless. Too many have lost their health care; too many are struggling to take care of basic necessities like food and rent; too many communities have been left in the lurch to grapple with whether and how to open our schools safely.”
“Internationally, we’ve turned our back, not just on agreements forged by my husband, but on alliances championed by presidents like Reagan and Eisenhower.”
“So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” she continued.
“He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head.”
“He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is,” she added.
“So if you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: if you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it,” she said.
Enter President Trump:
“Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama. Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement.
My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!”
….My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2020
Former first lady Michelle Obama launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump on the first night of the #DemConvention, calling him the 'wrong president' for the country https://t.co/dxzUrhmm5q pic.twitter.com/dgNYljg0LR
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 18, 2020