Michelle Obama took to the virtual stage on the first night of the Democratic National Convention to deliver a speech that was, predictably, heralded as the greatest words spoken to man since God talked to Moses. In her speech, the former first lady decried President Donald Trump as “unfit” for the challenges facing our nation, and she encouraged her fans to get out and vote for the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden.
The presidency, Michelle said Monday night, “requires clear-headed judgment, a mastery of complex and competing issues, a moral compass and an ability to listen.”
“Whenever we look to this White House for some leadership or consultation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy,” she continued. “He is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time. He is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.
“If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election,” she added.
While the pundits on the cable news networks praised Michelle’s speech as if it were a “sermon” – yes, someone actually said that – President Trump found himself unimpressed. In his response on Tuesday, he pointed out a very simple fact about his sudden rise to power.
“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 tweeted.
Trump is known for getting off a good one every now and then, but that’s pretty much the perfect response. You want to talk about a sermon; that’s some gospel truth for you right there!
Trump noted that Michelle spent very little time actually talking about the Democratic nominee.
“Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for the very late & unenthusiastic endorsement,” he observed.
In a follow-up, Trump said, “We built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back and watch!”
The president concluded with a sarcastic parting shot at the former first lady.
“Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!” he tweeted.