The most brutal lines in Michelle Obama's takedown of Trump

James Besanvalle
Wednesday 07 October 2020 09:45
news

Michelle Obama just went on a blistering attack of President Donald Trump.

The former First Lady recorded a 24-minute long video in support of Joe Biden, entitled “Michelle Obama’s Closing Argument”.

In it, she urged voters on all sides to think back over the last four years with Trump as POTUS and really reflect on whether the country can handle another four years.

She also called Trump’s dividing of the nation as “racist” and urged people to get behind Joe Biden.

So we’ve gathered the best 11 lines from her impassioned speech:

1. 'Our country is in chaos'

Let’s be honest, right now our country is in chaos because of a president who isn’t up for the job.

2. 'We cannot trust this president'

We simply cannot trust this president to tell us the truth about anything.

3. He 'avoided military service'

When our heroic young men and women answer the call and give their lives for our country, he calls them suckers and losers and publicly mocks Gold Star families and prisoners of war. All this from someone who, as a wealthy, connected young man avoided military service.

4. 'Gaslight the American people'

Seven months later, he still doesn’t have a plan for this virus. Seven months later, he still won’t wear a mask consistently and encourage others to do the same, even when those simple actions could save countless lives. He continues to gaslight the American people by acting like this pandemic is not a real threat.

5. 'Cutting his friends loose from prison time'

[Trump has been] cutting taxes for the rich and big corporations, cutting regulations that protect regular families from getting taken advantage of by people like him, cutting his friends loose from prison time.

6. 'America is divided right now'

Let’s be very real, America is divided right now and a lot of people are being sold lies from those who want to get rich or stay in power or sometimes both.

7. 'Breathtaking failures'

Right now, the President and his allies are trying to tap into that frustration and distract from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them.

8. 'It is racist'

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.

9. 'Spreading lies'

The one thing this president is really, really good at is using fear and confusion and spreading lies to win.

10. 'Watch our country continue to spiral'

Think about what would possibly compel you to accept this level of chaos, violence, and confusion under this president and be willing to watch our country continue to spiral out of control. Because we can no longer pretend that we don’t know exactly who and what this president stands for.

11. 'Met by scorn'

Imagine how it feels to wake up every day and do your very best to uphold the values that this country claims to hold dear, truth, honor, decency, only to have those efforts met by scorn, not just by your fellow citizens, but by a sitting president.

The US election is due to be held on 3 November.

Watch the full speech:

Trending