The nation is deeply moved, as well as deeply perplexed as to why First Lady Melania Trump’s speech quickly turned into a powerful condemnation of President Donald Trump’s record and handling of the pandemic.
While declaring her husband to be “in over his head,” Melania Trump continued to say, “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.”
First Lady Trump, who was wearing a necklace that said “vote,” channeled her inner black woman, as she issued a grave warning to a country already struggling immensely with a health and economic crisis, coupled with coming to terms on it’s racist history as well as it’s current racism. “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us,” Melania said, before brilliantly invoking Trump’s depraved heart’d response pertaining to the coronavirus deaths in this country:
“It is what it is.”
This speech is not to be confused with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech, who spoke earlier in the evening. She also gave a powerful rebuke of Donald Trump and his administration. Interestingly enough, Melania Trump could be seen writing something down on her Zoom feed while Obama was speaking, but we are pretty sure it was nothing.
First Lady Trump, who gave a similarly powerful speech at the RNC in 2016, had harsh words for her husband, who she proclaimed spends more time dividing than he does unifying. She faulted the President and her husband for downplaying the Covid-19 pandemic, race baiting, ripping migrant children from their parents and throwing them into cages (To be fair, Trump copied this from Obama, too) and exhibiting very little empathy for the grief and loss that so many Americans have experienced during these difficult times.
First Lady Trump continued her surprising berating of her husband President Trump. “If you think things possibly can’t get worse, trust me, they can and they will if we don’t make a change in this election,” as she issued a call to action to the same diverse group of voters who put their rivals, the Obama’s, into the White House in both 2008 and 2012.
Oh, and Michelle Obama made a good speech, too. She said something about something about something.
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