Michelle Obama says Trump’s condemnation of violent protests is ‘racist’

Former First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a video message to her Twitter followers on Tuesday encouraging them to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden for President. While she presented Biden as the best candidate for the job, she took aim at President Donald Trump for creating division in the country and suggested he lied about riots in the country.

“They’re stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans, lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs, whipping up violence and intimidation, and they’re pinning it all on what’s been an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity,” Michelle Obama said.

She added, “It’s true. Research backs it up. Only a tiny fraction of demonstrations have had any violence at all. So what the President is doing is once again patently false, it’s morally wrong, and, yes, it is racist.”

Michelle also took aim at Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in her video and a series of subsequent tweets. “There’s only one way we can pull ourselves out– by voting for my friend @JoeBiden, who’s got the heart, the experience, and the character to lead us to better days,” she wrote on Twitter.