Former first lady Michelle Obama released a video cutting President Donald Trump down to size and supporting former Vice President Joe Biden's bid to beat Trump in November. She not only checked Trump on his handling of the coronavirus but also for the president's efforts trying to start a race war and pit Black Americans against White Americans.
"But 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," Obama said. "They're stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans, lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs, whipping up violence and intimidation -- and they're pinning it all on what's been an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity."
Former first lady Michelle Obama made her “closing argument” today on behalf of Joe Biden, imploring Americans to v… https://t.co/fK0P5yNnDd— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1601995388.0
"I want everyone who is still undecided to think about all those folks like me and my ancestors," she continued, "the millions of folks who look like me and fought and died and toiled as slaves and soldiers and laborers to help build this country."
"Racism, fear, division, these are powerful weapons," Obama warned, "And they can destroy this nation if we don't deal with them head on."
Republicans and Trump supporters responded to the video with racism and sexism. They called her "Big Mike," alleging that she is not really a woman, a conspiracy theory perpetuated by disgraced conservative host Alex Jones.
Many couldn't help but notice the irony that after attacking racists, they responded with further racism.
It was something that people lashed out about in addition to sending their support to Mrs. Obama. You can see in the tweets below:
@SarcasticCupcak @BritishRaider69 @MichelleObama Oh. I see. Criticizing someone because of physical traits, not bec… https://t.co/QrJ1QIeHfs— the shelfist.® (@the shelfist.®) 1602002931.0
Wise words! love michelle obama! #VoteBidenHarris2020 #BidenCares #MichelleObama #VoteJoeBidenToSaveAmerica https://t.co/w2FnZiuHRH— Sue (@Sue) 1602003605.0
Love you Michelle Obama! https://t.co/8nVOmu9uat— Mariana Nillar Morales (@Mariana Nillar Morales) 1602003907.0
i love her so much. listen to her and understand her. she will always be that inspiration in my life. i remember an… https://t.co/Npd57gCQ9y— j 🗺 (@j 🗺) 1602003222.0
You guys @MichelleObama is extremely good at this.— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1601994618.0
Y’all think for 1 minute Ima listen to @krystalball over Our forever 1st lady Michelle Obama U must be outta your M… https://t.co/Lhh0aHm6mY— 2RawTooReal 💛🐝 (@2RawTooReal 💛🐝) 1601995443.0
Can we applaud Michelle Obama? She's telling white people, including the president, to consider being a black perso… https://t.co/8wdGDiIuu8— Rakesh K. Sharma (@Rakesh K. Sharma) 1602001774.0
Our First Lady Michelle Obama tells it like it is, lays out the facts then destroys the MAGA regime in the process.… https://t.co/mvCUvCpsQT— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1602001719.0
Michelle Obama just called trump racist #GlovesOff— WTFGOP? (@WTFGOP?) 1602002015.0
Our First Lady Michelle Obama has taken the gloves off, dragged the MAGA regime for their fascism, their endless fa… https://t.co/2Pe5H51OwK— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1602002113.0
@MichelleObama My votes for Barack Obama were the proudest of my life. My vote for Hillary Clinton was the smartest… https://t.co/ZeSteWMyY3— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah™) 1601993750.0
@MollyJongFast @MarionBurr5 @MichelleObama Gratitude. After 4 years without the inspiration ,integrity and class of… https://t.co/sIwX9UVc0R— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@✌🏼rosanna arquette) 1601995336.0
I miss Michelle Obama!— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@👑 Black Professor 👑) 1602001918.0
Republicans have taken it upon themselves to Call First Lady Michelle Obama big Mike. The tone deafness, racism, an… https://t.co/1QfnyqZ2Nq— Beck (@Beck) 1602001917.0
Michelle Obama makes it abundantly clear that strong women will always scare weak ass men.— Women SCARE Trump🏳️🌈🏴☠️ (@Women SCARE Trump🏳️🌈🏴☠️) 1602002206.0
@MichelleObama @Theresatweeting Thank you 🙏🏽. Oh how we miss you. With you we are reminded of hope, sincerity, dece… https://t.co/Z18IVHf0RW— Lillie (@Lillie) 1602003498.0