Trump fires back at Michelle Obama after she says he's ‘in over his head’ and slams her ‘late’ endorsement
PRESIDENT Donald Trump took several shots at former First Lady Michelle Obama after she said he was "in over his head" during a speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday.
In a series of tweets Tuesday, the president slammed Obama's "late endorsement" of Joe Biden, and said her husband's administration was "the most corrupt in history."
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"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," Trump wrote.
"Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement."
He continued to slam the Obama-Biden administration's response to the swine flu pandemic as "weak" and "pathetic," before accusing his predecessor of corruption.
"The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country," Trump wrote.
"It's called Treason, and more. Thanks for the very kind words Michelle!"
During Obama's speech on the first night of the virtual DNC, she spent a decent portion of her allotted time slamming Trump, saying he is the "wrong president for our country."
"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, taking a dig at Trump's previous response to a question about the number of Americans who have died of COVID-19.
She said that Trump has proven he's not qualified to lead the country.
"You simply cannot fake your way through this job," she said.
Obama's Monday speech also had viewers scratching their heads for another reason: she failed to mention Biden's pick for vice president, Kamala Harris.
What some initially perceived as a snub, turned out to simply be due to the fact that Obama had taped her 20-minute speech before Biden announced Harris as his running mate last week, according to The Associated Press.
Obama's speech closed out a night of impassioned pleas to the American public to get behind the Biden-Harris ticket.
Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders spoke before the former first lady, and urged the more progressive members of the Democratic Party to vote for Biden, warning that "authoritarianism has taken root in our country" under the Trump administration.
New York Gov Andrew Cuomo also spoke, and slammed the current administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Only a strong body can fight off the virus, and America’s divisions weakened it," Cuomo said.
"Donald Trump didn’t create the initial division. The division created Trump; he only made it worse."
Cuomo's speech was followed by a young woman named Kristin Uquiza, who gave a powerful speech blaming Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic for her father's death.
"My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only pre-existing condition was trusting Donald Trump and for that he paid with his life," she said.
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