Michelle Obama Calls Out Trump's Refusal To Transition To Biden: 'This Isn’t A Game'

Written by on November 16, 2020

Michelle Obama shared some candid reflections Monday on the present state of the White Home, calling out President Donald Trump for his refusal to concede the election and participate in a peaceable transition of energy to President-Elect Joe Biden.

The previous first girl shared her poignant ideas on Instagram together with a snapshot of herself and President Barack Obama on Trump’s Inauguration Day in 2017.

“This week, I’ve been reflecting rather a lot on the place I used to be 4 years in the past. [Hillary] Clinton had simply been dealt a troublesome loss by a far nearer margin than the one we’ve seen this 12 months. I used to be harm and upset — however the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had received. The American individuals had spoken,” she started.

Obama defined that “one of many nice duties of the presidency” is to pay attention when the American individuals communicate and recalled that she and her husband had instructed their staffs to “run a respectful, seamless transition of energy — one of many hallmarks of American democracy.”

“We invited the parents from the president-elect’s staff into our workplaces and ready detailed memos for them, providing what we’d realized over the previous eight years,” she wrote. 

Obama admitted that none of that was “straightforward” for her, as Trump had “unfold racist lies about my husband that had put my household in peril.”

“That wasn’t one thing I used to be able to forgive. However I knew that, for the sake of our nation, I needed to discover the energy and maturity to place my anger apart. So I welcomed Melania Trump into the White Home and talked along with her about my expertise, answering each query she had — from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Girl to what it’s like to boost youngsters within the White Home,” she wrote, including that it was the “proper factor to do” as “democracy is a lot greater than anyone’s ego.”

The Chicago native went on to say that “our love of nation requires us to respect the outcomes of an election even once we don’t like them or want it had gone otherwise — the presidency doesn’t belong to anybody particular person or anybody social gathering.”

“To fake that it does, to play together with these groundless conspiracy theories — whether or not for private or political achieve — is to place our nation’s well being and safety in peril,” she stated, earlier than concluding with:

“This isn’t a sport. So I need to urge all People, particularly our nation’s leaders, no matter social gathering, to honor the electoral course of and do your half to encourage a clean transition of energy, simply as sitting presidents have achieved all through our historical past.”

Obama’s remarks got here on the heels of her husband telling NPR in an interview that aired on Monday that Trump is just “denying actuality.”

Barack Obama additionally known as the present president’s unwillingness to participate within the transition to Biden’s White Home “but yet one more instance of how Donald Trump’s breach of fundamental democratic norms is hurting the American individuals.”

Regardless of the election having been known as for Biden earlier this month, Trump has not but conceded. He has additionally spent the higher a part of the final two weeks occurring Twitter tirades during which he has erroneously claimed that he received and that the Democrats have “stolen” the election.


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