With the presidential elections less than three months away, former US First Lady Mitchelle Obama has launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump even as she sort support for Democratic Nominee Joe Biden.
In a recorded keynote address during the Democratic Convention, Mrs. Obama said that Trump was the wrong president for the US.
“You simply cannot fake your way through this job…Our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long …” said Mrs. Obama who was the keynote speaker on Monday night.
Mrs. Obama who has never been shy from speaking her mind, said that the last four years have been the most difficult for the American people, because of the divisive nature of president Trump’s rhetoric.
“Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country… Because whenever we look to this White House for some leadership, or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy.” continued Mrs. Obama.
On the emotive issue of Black Lives Matter, she had this to say; “Stating the simple fact that a black life matters is still met with derision from the nation’s highest office…” arguing that the president was setting a bad example to American children who look up to the White House for direction.
“They see our leaders labeling fellow citizens enemies of the state, while emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists.”
Her speech comes only six days after Joe Biden nominated a woman, California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the November 3 elections.
During the Democratic Party Convention, a group of Republican Party members who have shown displeasure with President Trump pledged their support to Joe Biden.
Other speakers lined up to address the convention are former presidents Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama as well as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.