Mrs. Obama released a 24-minute ‘closing argument’ video in support of Joe Biden on Tuesday.
In the video, she accused the President of exaggerating violence taking place in predominantly Democrat-controlled cities by “stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans.”
Obama referred to violent riots as “an overwhelmingly peaceful movement for racial solidarity” and claimed Trump’s rhetoric is “patently false,” “morally wrong,” “and yes, it is racist.”
The President replied by sharing a video tweeted out by conservative actor James Woods, which replaced the background in Obama’s video with footage of the actual violence.
Twitter has since suspended the account of the person who originally shared the video.
Civil Rights Lawyer Slams Obama For Calling Trump Racist
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell also took a jab at Mrs. Obama’s claims that violent protests are few and far between.
“She wants us to disbelieve what we can see – and that very eloquent approach – as if she really cares, she lives in a very wealthy area,” Terrell told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
They are out of touch, he insists.
In 2017, Barack and Michelle Obama began construction of what NBC News described as “a fence-like wall” around their $8 million home in Washington, D.C.
They’ve since upgraded to a mansion on 29 acres of waterfront property in Martha’s Vineyard.
Michelle Obama lied in her video. The racist is Joe Biden. Donald Trump has done more for black Americans than Obama Biden . Democrats are worried because they’re losing the black vote. I left the Democrats.@realDonaldTrump @seanhannity @FoxNews
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) October 7, 2020
In response to her calling the President “racist,” Terrell fired back, “Shame on you Michelle Obama.”
Last week, Terrell claimed Trump has done more in three years for the black community than the Obama’s did in eight.
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) October 1, 2020
“President Trump has done more for African-Americans in the three-and-a-half years than the Obama-Biden administration in eight years,” Terrell said. “It is a fact. It has nothing to do with color.”
Michelle Frequently Complains About Racism She Personally Endured
In a Spotify podcast just over a month ago, the former First Lady claimed she experienced “a number of stories” that show white people were racist towards her during her time in the White House.
Obama recalled an incident when she and her husband first entered the White House, in which she and her two daughters went to get ice cream after a soccer game.
“I had told the Secret Service to stand back, because we were trying to be normal,” she claimed, and still “a white woman cuts right in front of us to order.”
After supposedly being called out, the woman “didn’t apologize, she never looked me in my eye, she didn’t know it was me.”
“All she saw was a Black person, or a group of Black people, or maybe she didn’t even see that,” Mrs. Obama recalled. “Because we were that invisible.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 29, 2020
Obama also suggested she used to dress “incognito” and was disappointed because “white folks” would not “look me in the eye.”
Terrell may be right. Mrs. Obama’s privilege – from attending Ivy League schools to living in gated mansions – is preventing her from seeing the escalating violence.
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