Donald Trump is a “racist” president whose strategy of scare-mongering, dividing and promoting ugly conspiracy theories could “destroy” America if he is re-elected, former first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday.
In a 24-minute video of the closing arguments for Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden, four weeks before Election Day, November 3rd, Obama described Trump and his Republican allies as unfairly “stirring up” African Americans.
Trump is “morally wrong” for taking actions that intimidate voters and for “lying” about how minorities will ruin the US suburbs, she said.
“What the president is doing is again obviously wrong, morally wrong and yes, it’s racist,” said the 56-year-old wife of Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.
However, she cautioned that such tactics could potentially work, especially because Americans lack the time and energy to verify that everything is being broadcast online or in the US media.
“Because this is a difficult time, a confusing time, and when people hear these lies and crazy conspiracies over and over again, they don’t know what to think,” she said.
“And the only thing this president is really, really good at is using fear and confusion and spreading lies to win,” added Obama.
Trump has declared himself president for “law and order” and repeatedly beaten up demonstrators who, as violent extremists, address racial injustices.
Obama’s video is aimed at a wide range of voters. Along with “black and brown people”, she urged white Americans to “imagine the millions of people who look like me who fought and died and worked as slaves, soldiers and workers to help build this country”.
Obama’s remarks took a personal turn.
As a black woman, like the majority of the rural population who “did everything in my power to live a life of dignity, service and honesty, knowing that each of my fellow Americans is more afraid of me than the chaos, that we have.” just living through, well, that hurts, “she said.
“It is a heaviness that sits on our hearts.”
Obama criticized Trump’s “failure” to fight the coronavirus, his demeaning US military personnel as “losers” and his dedication to “enriching” himself and his wealthy cronies.
Biden, she said, offers contrasting values that aim to help working-class families heal divisions and protect the environment.
“Search your hearts and your consciences, then vote for Joe Biden as if your life depends on it,” she said.
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