Michelle Obama tried to counter Trump’s convention speech. This is how it backfired.
Democrats tried to counterprogram Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
It went very badly.
Michelle Obama’s attempt to counter Trump’s convention speech blew up in her face.
On the day Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the White House, Michelle Obama dropped another episode of her podcast.
The former First Lady once again attacked America as a racist nation filled with white people that go out of their way to oppress minorities.
Obama’s evidence for this claim was that when she was First Lady people would not recognize her when she walked her dog.
“When I’ve been completely incognito during the eight years in the White House, walking the dogs on the canal, people will come up and pet my dogs, but will not look me in the eye. They don’t know it’s me,” Obama recounted, adding later: “That is so telling of how white America views people who are not like them, like we don’t exist. And when we do exist, we exist as a threat. And that’s exhausting.”
All politicians have a healthy ego.
But Michelle Obama literally thinks she is so famous that everyone on earth should recognize her and act in humble fashion for being in her presence.
It may be news to Michelle Obama but some Americans do not obsessively follow politics.
And outside of a White House setting where she is not formally dressed and surrounded by an entourage, people may not recognize her.
Or they may have recognized her and thought they would bother her if they acted like they did so instead just pretended she was a normal person.
Obama also claimed in her speech to the Democrat convention that America is a racist nation.
Republicans hammered Democrats for this dark message at their convention with the President asking how Democrats were qualified to lead the country when they despise so many of its citizens.