In a taped speech for the Democratic National Convention, former first lady Michelle Obama talked about understanding, civility, and helping this country heal … and then went on a rant against President Donald Trump.
The president, meanwhile, ridiculed the DNC overall and Michelle Obama in particular for relying on pre-taped speeches, which he described as a “snooze” in a speech on Monday.
“You know, I noticed, at their convention tonight, these are all taped speeches. Michelle Obama — her speech is taped,” he said while speaking on the tarmac at the Minneapolis airport.
“Why don’t they tell me that? I’ll tape my speech. Next week, I’ll tape it. It’s a lot easier. I’ll make sure it’s perfecto,” he joked. “Every word will be perfect. If I don’t do it, I’ll give it five or six goes. I’ll say, ‘Pick the best one.'”
“You want to go to a snooze?” Trump asked. “You know, when you hear a speech is taped, it’s like there’s nothing very exciting about it, right?”
Trump fires back
Trump later responded to Obama’s speech, in which she called him “the wrong president for our country,” on Twitter. “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. Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement…..” he tweeted, referring to Michelle Obama’s delayed endorsement of Biden for president.
“….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!” he added.
The back-and-forth was covered by Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Tuesday. Watch:
While the mainstream media fact-checkers typically keep their focus on Trump, Michelle Obama managed to warrant her own fact-check when she claimed that Americans “watch in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.” As the Associated Press pointed out, the claim may be popular with Democrats but it’s misleading — the “cages” were put in place by the Obama administration.
As covered on “Outnumbered,” another problem with Obama’s speech is that her description of the leader America needs definitely does NOT fit Joe Biden, who is expected to accept the Democrat Party nomination for president on Thursday.
The Democrats keep hammering Trump on his COVID-19 response, but we know for a fact the death toll would have been even higher had Biden been in office because he opposed Trump’s decision to shut down travel from China at the time, as did the rest of the Democrats.
The Democrats are desperate right now because even liberals are starting to figure out that while they may not like Donald Trump personally, he is doing the job — a job that Joe Biden appears increasingly incapable of doing for the full four-year term.