Following the US Capitol riots, the former First Lady called out Donald Trump for encouraging his supporters to do such a thing. Furthermore, Michelle Obama also wanted to know the reason why the Black Lives Matter protesters were approached using so much violence by the police forces while the rioters were not!
Michelle’s statement was lengthy and passionate, slamming the POTUS in the process.
As you might know by now, the Capitol Hill siege ended with four dead, aside from the hours of destruction of property and violence.
Michelle did not hold anything back, even calling Donald Trump ‘infantile and unpatriotic.’
After all, it was his claim that the presidential election was stolen from him that influenced his supporters to protest the supposedly fraudulent victory of Joe Biden.
She also could not help but make the parallel between the siege and the BLM protests, pointing out how different in every single way they were.
Michelle could not help but feel heartbreak seeing the attack on Democracy that took place at the US Capitol building.
She took to Twitter to share her statement that reads: ‘Like all of you, I watched as a gang — violent, organized, and mad they had lost an election — laid siege to the United States Capitol. They set up gallows. They proudly waved the flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the very center of the American government. And once authorities gained control of the situation, the rioters and gang members were led out, not in handcuffs, but free to just carry on with their days.’
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 7, 2021
The previous FLOTUS went on to drag Trump, saying that ‘The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who cannot handle the truth of his own failures.’
As mentioned before, Michelle also touched upon the double standard regarding this Capitol attack and the peaceful BLM protests. For more, check out her statement in full above!