Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked former first lady Michelle Obama, who closed the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention to wild praise for her speech — including from Fox News personalities.
Responding to the popular first lady, the president condescendingly wrote, “Somebody please explain to Michelle Obama 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,” after three years of mostly avoiding addressing a woman who is considered one of the most popular personalities in America.
Needless to say, Twitter commenters let the president know that she scored a hit on him and his days are numbered in office, with one person stating: “She pushed you in a locker and shut the door.”
You can see the president tweet and some responses below:
….My Administration and I 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 & watch!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2020
oh bro, it’s going to be a long three days for you
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 18, 2020
She pushed you in a locker and shut the door
— All In for 2020 (@RealMimino) August 18, 2020
She crushed you last night.
— Just Me (@motz48524023) August 18, 2020
Did you sound triggered this morning.
Truth is you cannot do this job… you cannot be the president we need you to be, especially in this time, in this moment, in this crisis.
Shhhhh you are making yourself look worst
— Kathie Manchester (@carloverkat1) August 18, 2020
It is what it is.
77 days. Start packing.
40/70/90…. remember those numbers.
— IUOE AFL-CIONewDemocrat4ever (@reesetheone1) August 18, 2020
170,000 ain’t gonna kill themselves. #fattestpresidentever
— chad kappeler (@chadkappeler) August 18, 2020
You simply can’t stand strong women – and if they are Black, they send you into conniptions.
Which is why this lady was the perfect pick for VP. pic.twitter.com/K5JG2NqpLI
— (@OwnRules) August 18, 2020
She ended you.
— ♬♪ (@UnsatiatedBlood) August 18, 2020
— Memomagnetist (@Memomagnetist) August 18, 2020
Shhhhhhhhhhh, girl, we are busy watching clips of Michelle eloquently ripping you a new asshole.
— Liddle’ Savage (@littledeekay) August 18, 2020
Doesn’t take much to rattle you, does it?#InOverHisHead
— Captain Happy (@jasonbacon70) August 18, 2020
It’s ok Melania. We know. We don’t like him much either. pic.twitter.com/MBxKWGHSmr
— Lev Parnas & Igor Fruman LLC (@KurisuS) August 18, 2020
Michelle Obama doesn’t need anybody to explain things to her, least of all you.
— Dodes (@racheld) August 18, 2020
— Stephen P Bright (@StephenPBright1) August 18, 2020
Here’s the doomsday scenario in Pennsylvania that could cost Joe Biden the election
On Monday, the Philadelphia Inquirer walked through a potential voter error that could cost Joe Biden Pennsylvania — the exclusion of so-called "naked ballots," or mail-in ballots that aren't properly sealed in two layers of envelopes.
"The state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania, a critical battleground state that’s seen as increasingly likely to determine who wins the White House, last week ordered officials to throw out 'naked ballots' — mail ballots that arrive without inner 'secrecy envelopes,'" reported Jonathan Lai. "Pennsylvania uses a two-envelope mail ballot system: A completed ballot goes into a 'secrecy envelope' that has no identifying information, and then into a larger mailing envelope that the voter signs."
No one can believe this GOP senator’s embarrassing ad is real
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is in a tough race to keep her seat, and at least so far, it seems she’s not sending her best.
Her latest ad baffled many observers, prompting some to genuinely question whether the clip was real. It’s production quality and corniness are so over the top and unprofessional, it’s hard to believe it’s from a sitting senator. And the messaging itself is so hamfisted and unsubtle that it’s hard to imagine it’s an appealing ad for voters, even in Republican-leaning Georgia.
The ad starts with a couple sitting on a sofa talking about how conservative Loeffler is. OK. But then it goes off the rails when it literally says that Loeffler is “more conservative than Attila the Hun.” Yes, really. And it only gets worse.
Republicans’ naked power grab will unwind the legal framework of the majority — and replace it with minority rule
The big story today is big indeed: how and when the seat on the Supreme Court, now open because of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, will be filled. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced within an hour of the announcement of Ginsburg’s passing that he would move to replace her immediately. Trump says he will announce his pick for the seat as early as Tuesday.
Democrats are crying foul. Their immediate complaint is that after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016, McConnell refused even to meet with President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, on the grounds that it was inappropriate to confirm a Supreme Court justice in an election year. He insisted voters should get to decide on who got to nominate the new justice. This “rule” was invented for the moment: in our history, at least 14 Supreme Court justices have been nominated and confirmed during an election year. (Three more were nominated in December, after an election.)