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In a lengthy caption to an Instagram post on Monday, former First Lady Michelle Obama tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to concede the election.
Obama called for a peaceful transfer of power, recalling how she and her husband welcomed the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017 despite President Trump insisting for years that her husband was not born in the United States and therefore an illegitimate leader.
Michelle Obama: “This isn’t a game. So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation’s leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history.” pic.twitter.com/z2TFX9LhRv
— Matt Viser (@mviser) November 16, 2020
“Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger,” she wrote. “But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside.”
“I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do — because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody’s ego.”
The former first lady called out Trump and his allies for impeding a peaceful transfer of power, with President-elect Joe Biden’s team still unable to fully access things like classified information and federal government office space as they prepare for taking office on January 20.
“This isn’t a game,” Obama wrote. “So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation’s leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history.”
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics