Trump slams Michelle Obama with doctored video showing cities burning behind her after she labeled him 'racist'
President Donald Trump slammed Michelle Obama in a new video which showed American cities burning behind her after she had called him a "racist."
Trump reportedly took to Twitter on Wednesday, October 7, to share the clip just one day after Michelle had shared a video where she backed Trump's presidential candidate rival, Joe Biden. The doctored clip, which was retweeted by Trump, had initially been posted by actor James Woods where the background behind Michelle was replaced with cities on fire and civil unrest.
The original video was captioned, "Video proof is the great savior of democracy. Not so great for Democrats, however. Let’s have a look…" After the video had been retweeted, it seemed to have been removed from Twitter. However, Woods posted it again, writing, "Twitter already suspended the account that posted this. I’m not sure why? Let’s guess..."
Twitter already suspended the account that posted this. I’m not sure why? Let’s guess... pic.twitter.com/WPXT5PRW08— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 7, 2020
The former first lady had shared a video on YouTube where she was very critical of the POTUS and urged Americans to vote for Biden as Trump "isn't up to the job." In the video, Michelle had spoken about the civil unrest and protests that followed the death of George Floyd, 46, who had died at the hands of the Minneapolis police.
The killing of Floyd resulted in increasing divisions among the society. Michelle shared, "It’s frustrating to hear some folks say that you’ve been the beneficiary of privilege, that the color of your skin gives you a head start. That’s the reality for far too many hard-working, decent Americans."
"The president and his allies are trying to tap into that frustration and distract from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them," she added. Michelle also spoke about how a majority of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations were peaceful and called out Trump's administration and Republicans for "stoking fears about Black and Brown Americans."
"So what the president is doing is, once again, patently false. It’s morally wrong and yes, it is racist but that doesn’t mean it won’t work," the mother of two continued. "[People] don’t have time to fact-check falsehoods being spread throughout the internet."
"And even reasonable people might get scared. And the one thing this president is really, really good at is using fear and confusion and spreading lies to win," she added. She also spoke about her own experience as a black woman in the USA and encouraged viewers to "search your hearts, and your conscience, and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it."
"We have all been working so hard to keep ourselves and our families afloat – and we deserve a president who will do the same," she then concluded.
We had earlier reported that Michelle had praised Biden in her statement as the "leader who has the character and the experience to put an end to this chaos,” calling him a “good man who understands the struggles of everyday folks." Michelle, who rarely gets involved in everyday politics, has kept a low profile during this campaign season and has instead focused on her voter registration group called 'When We All Vote."
Michelle continues to be one of the most popular women in America, with her approval ratings even higher than her husband former President Barack Obama.