Michelle Obama Eviscerates Trump With His Own Words; "It Is What It Is"
Progressives, moderates, a longtime conservative Republican Governor and lots of regular folks joined together on the first night of the Democratic convention to warn Americans that we face a crossroads that will define us as a nation. The speakers reminded voters that while we may have policy differences, we must all band together to reject Donald Trump's corruption, incompetence, bigotry and callous indifference.
Michelle Obama made the case eloquently.
Michelle Obama, CNN: "I know that regardless of our race, age, religion, or politics, when we close out the noise and the fear and truly open our hearts, we know that what's going on in this country is just not right," she said. "This is not who we want to be."
"So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can," she said. "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."
The phrase, "it is what it is" echoed Trump’s callous response earlier this month when asked about the growing death toll resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In another compelling indictment of Trump's incompetence and indifference, Kristin Urquiza, a young woman who lost her father to the virus in May, explained that her dad's trust in the President's judgement cost him his life. Because he "believed (Trump) and his mouthpieces when they said that coronavirus was under control and going to disappear," her father joined some friends at an Arizona bar after the state reopened prematurely.
Vox [Urquiza]: “A few weeks later, he was put on a ventilator, and after five agonizing days, he died alone in the ICU with a nurse holding his hand,” said Urquiza, whose obituary for her father went viral earlier this year. “My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump, and for that, he paid with his life.”
And, throughout the first night of their convention, Democrats drove home the point that this election isn't only about polices and politics, but about the "soul of the country," as Republican John Kasich framed it earlier in the day. Kasich was joined by three other prominent Republicans: Meg Whitman, who ran for governor of California, Susan Molinari, a former congresswoman from New York, and Christine Todd Whitman, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content