Former First Lady Michelle Obama did not mince words in an October 6 Facebook video in which she described the sitting president’s actions as racist.
In “Michelle Obama’s Closing Argument,” she said: “They’re stoking fear about Black and brown Americans, lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs, whipping up violence and intimidation, and they’re pinning it all on what’s been an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity. … So what the president is doing is, once again, patently false, it’s morally wrong, and, yes, it is racist. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work.”
Former President Barack Obama released his own video on September 30 in which he accused Trump of suppressing the Black and brown vote. “Right now, from the White House on down, folks are working to keep people from voting, especially communities of color,” the president said.
While it’s rare for a sitting president to be taken to task so publicly by the people who once held the same office, the Obamas’ candor, especially the First Lady’s, came as a salve for many on social media.
She should totally run for President! https://t.co/FXxMThcGv6— Cameron P 🏴🏳️🌈😈🌈🎶🌮🍔 (@JohnEdwinGould1) October 6, 2020
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