Former First Lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday she understood those who were “shut down” by President Trump’s behavior during Tuesday’s first presidential debate.
“I can empathize with that. Believe me, I do,” Obama said the day after Trump’s debate on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Cleveland to 42 million Instagram followers and 17 million Twitter followers. “But we can’t Let us win by turning ourselves off completely. He wants that. “
She said Americans need to turn their disgust into votes for Biden – and make sure everyone they know has a plan to vote on.
“This is the only way we can get out of this chaos and restore stability to this country,”
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Critics labeled the debate as unworthy and out of control on Tuesday night when Trump and Biden called each other. Biden urged Trump to be silent and Trump responded by continually interrupting his opponent. Even Fox News host Chris Wallace appeared to be debating the candidates at certain points.
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Both Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, played large – albeit largely virtual – roles in Biden’s candidacy as some Democrats feel nostalgic about his eight-year tenure. The Obamas also say they consider the vice president a personal friend – although the former president reportedly had doubts about his former vice president’s ability to win the White House.
“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to make things better,” Obama reportedly once said of Biden, Politico reported in August.
In addition, political observers have noted that Obama didn’t endorse Biden’s candidacy until April after sitting on the sidelines for months during the busy season.
But in her Wednesday remarks, Michelle Obama sounded like she would give Biden her full support.
“In this election, we have to vote for Joe in numbers that cannot be denied,” she said, referring to Trump’s speculation that he could challenge the election results if he appears to have lost, with potential legal challenges being a conservative one Supreme Court.
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Her plea recalled her speech at the Democratic National Convention in August, in which she told the audience: “We have to vote for Joe Biden in numbers that cannot be ignored. Because right now, people who know they can’t win the ballot box fairly and fairly are doing everything they can to keep us from voting. “