Michelle Obama: “Donald Trump Is The Wrong President For Our Country”

Now, I understand that my message won’t be heard by some people. We live in a nation that is deeply divided, and I am a Black woman speaking at the Democratic Convention. But enough of you know me by now.

Former first lady Michelle Obama didn’t mince words Monday night. After mostly staying out of the political fray during President Trump’s tenure in the White House, she used her prime-time Democratic National Convention slot to deliver a blistering indictment on his policies and ability to lead.

“Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is,” Obama said.

The popular former first lady was the supporter for Democrats on the first night of the convention. In a taped appearance sitting in what looked like a living room with a Biden sign behind her, Obama said she “hates politics,” but she proceeded to give the most political and personal speech of the night.

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She reprised her 2016 Democratic convention tag line, describing her strategy for responding to then-candidate Donald Trump: “When they go low, we go high.”

Obama acknowledged that some weren’t sure the Democratic Party should stick with that approach. But she defended staying true to it, saying, ” ‘Going high’ is the only thing that works, because when we go low, when we use those same tactics of degrading and dehumanizing others, we just become part of the ugly noise that’s drowning out everything else. We degrade ourselves. We degrade the very causes for which we fight.”

The following is a transcript of Mrs. Obama’s speech, as transcribed by SurgeZirc USA:

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