Michelle Obama: ‘Donald Trump Is the Wrong President for Our Country’
Former First Lady Michelle Obama gave her most explicitly political speech yet at the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday. Obama gave a scathing review of President Donald Trump’s time in office as she backed former Vice President Joe Biden.
“Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” Obama said.
Michelle Obama: “Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can: Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country … 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." pic.twitter.com/9nUJDOBaij
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“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.”
Obama also addressed her previous comments about going high when opponents go low, which became something of a mantra for Trump critics on the left but was also subject to criticism.
“But let’s be clear: going high does not mean putting on a smile and saying nice things when confronted by viciousness and cruelty,” Obama said.
“Going high means taking the harder path. It means scraping and clawing our way to that mountain top.”
The former First Lady also offered praise for Biden, though her speech mainly focused on defeating Trump.
“He [Biden] knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country,” she said.
Watch the video above, via Twitter.