This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies

  

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By:   insider@insider.com (Jake Lahut) 2 hrs ago (MSN)

This isn't a game': Michelle Obama rips into Trump for refusing to concede and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies
The former first lady emphasized the need for a peaceful transfer of power, writing "our democracy is so much bigger than anybody's ego."

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  • The former first lady Michelle Obama issued a direct call Monday for President Donald Trump to concede the 2020 election and allow for a peaceful transfer of power.
  • In an Instagram post, Obama opened up about her personal struggles with welcoming the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017.
  • "Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote in the post. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside."
  • "I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do — because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody's ego," she added.
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In a lengthy caption to an Instagram post on Monday, the former first lady Michelle Obama tore into President Donald Trump for refusing to concede the election.

Obama called for a peaceful transfer of power, recalling how she and her husband welcomed the Trumps to the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017, despite Trump insisting for years that her husband was not born in the US and therefore an illegitimate leader.


A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama)

"Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger," she wrote. "But I knew that, for the sake of the country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside."

She added: "I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do — because our democracy is so much bigger than anybody's ego."

The former first lady called out Trump and his allies for impeding a smooth transfer of power, with President-elect Joe Biden's team still unable to fully access things like classified information and federal office space as it prepares for Biden taking office on January 20.

"This isn't a game," Obama wrote. "So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation's leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history."

The post marked a much more critical assessment of Trump than Obama had offered before, with her convention speech over the summer marking her most fervent criticism of him to that point.

For most of Trump's term, she largely refrained from weighing in on the politics of the day.

Similar to her uniquely tailored convention speech, Obama made her critiques in support of the preservation of democracy, rather than just attacking Trump personally.

"Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don't like them or wish it had gone differently — the presidency doesn't belong to any one individual or any one party," she wrote in the Instagram post. "To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories — whether personal or for political gain — is to put our country's health and security in danger."

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Good for her.  She and her husband should have spoke out a long time ago though. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Trump's just giving the left wing fraudsters the finger....it's his shtick.

Biden's not in any way fit to be president

 
 
 
gooseisgone
1.2  gooseisgone  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago
She and her husband should have spoke out a long time ago

She and her husband are why we had Trump in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
TᵢG
1.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  gooseisgone @1.2    2 weeks ago
She and her husband are why we had Trump in the first place

What is your reasoning for this?

How did Trump win the R nomination given there were plenty of other candidates who would have countered Obama's policies?

Rs voting for Trump in the primaries in 2016 is what enabled him to be a candidate.   Why did they vote for him instead of an adult like Kasich?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
1.2.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  gooseisgone @1.2    2 weeks ago
She and her husband are why we had Trump in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exactly. The first black President and black first Lady were definitely the reason millions of racists elected the racist who had been pushing for years the bullshit debunked narrative claiming Obama was born in Kenya.

 
 
 
JBB
2  JBB    2 weeks ago

Trump is burning his bridges!

 
 
 
TᵢG
2.1  TᵢG  replied to  JBB @2    2 weeks ago

I remain unable to understand how any bridges remain in the first place.    Just goes to show that partisan politics can easily overpower the ability to think critically (and, in some cases, the ability to use common sense).

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.1  JBB  replied to  TᵢG @2.1    2 weeks ago

Trump burned The Bridge to the 21st Century!

256

 
 
 
Ronin2
2.2  Ronin2  replied to  JBB @2    2 weeks ago

The Obamas were never his friends, his ally, or even a civil rival. There are no bridges here for him to burn.

I would like to see proof of her claim- something tells me she is "amalgamating" like her husband.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3  The Magic Eight Ball    2 weeks ago

obviously, it would like trump to concede instead of contesting the election... 

but it is right about one thing...  this ain't a game.

nothing is more important than ensuring election integrity


and says he put her family in danger with 'racist lies'

said the drama queen... LOL

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago
it would like trump to concede
 it is right about one thing

"It"? Really? Can you get anymore fucking racist than dehumanizing someone to an "it"?

 
 
 
Gazoo
3.1.1  Gazoo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1    2 weeks ago

I’d ask you how that’s racist but i know you’ll come  back with a total dumbass non-answer. i guess no one can be critical of a black person, unless they are for trump, or conservative.

 
 
 
JBB
3.1.2  JBB  replied to  Gazoo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Dehumanizing an accomplished black woman to an it as if she were an animal is racist...

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Gazoo @3.1.1    2 weeks ago
I’d ask you how that’s racist but i know you’ll come  back with a total dumbass non-answer.

How is calling anyone "it" not be dehumanizing? That's something psychos who make dresses out of human skin and fucking racists do.

"It puts the lotion on it's skin..."

 
 
 
Gazoo
3.1.4  Gazoo  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.3    2 weeks ago

Would it be racist to say about clinton? How about melania? How about candace owens!  I’m guessing the answers would be no, lol no, and no.

there is nothing racist about it. Insulting? Yes, racist no.

“That's something psychos who make dresses out of human skin and fucking racists do.”

i have no experience with any of that so i’ll have to take your word for it.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.5  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Gazoo @3.1.4    2 weeks ago
Would it be racist to say about clinton? How about melania? How about candace owens!  I’m guessing the answers would be no

You're having to guess because no one here or anywhere else that I know of has dehumanized anyone you mention to an "it". Even when one rightly calls Melania a gold digging whore, that's not dehumanizing her to an "it". Only the lowest most racist pond scum would do such a thing.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.5    2 weeks ago

Does it make you feel manly to call the First lady a gold-digging whore?

Kind of senseless to criticize others for exactly what you are doing also.

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JohnRussell
3.1.7  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.6    2 weeks ago
Does it make you feel manly to call the First lady a gold-digging

I'd say gold means quite a lot to her

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Texan1211
3.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.7    2 weeks ago

Do you know what a gold digger is? 

Ever heard of the term?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.9  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.8    2 weeks ago
Do you know what a gold digger is? 

Prove that Melania Trump is not a gold digger.  That is your job tonight. Proof. And no more questions. 

 
 
 
Dig
3.1.10  Dig  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.8    2 weeks ago
Do you know what a gold digger is?
Ever heard of the term?

Beautiful young models tend not to marry fat, older men with disgusting personality disorders who wear makeup and go through two cans of Aqua Net a day unless they're rich.

Ever notice that?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.9    2 weeks ago
Prove that Melania Trump is not a gold digger. 

You have been here long enough to know that the one making the claim is expected to show proof, not the other way around,

That is your job tonight. Proof.

I have a full time job, and trust me, it isn't satisfying your whims.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Dig @3.1.10    2 weeks ago
Ever notice that?

That's true to an extent.

You ever notice that many if not most of those gold-diggers have been married more than once, and have gotten married for the first time while in their 20's, when they look their best?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
3.1.13  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.11    2 weeks ago

You have been here long enough to know that the one making the claim is expected to show proof, not the other way around

Omg.  The irony!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.14  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.13    2 weeks ago

OMG, you obviously are challenged when it comes to recognozing irony.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
3.1.15  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.14    2 weeks ago

You are the queen of challenging others to prove a negative.  I suspect you missed JR’s subtle sarcasm in his request of you.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.16  Texan1211  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.15    2 weeks ago

JR made a claim, and I challenged him to prove it.

It appears you don't understand that people making the claims are supposed to prove them, not the other way around. I didn't ask him to prove a negative, I asked him to prove that the First Lady is a gold digger.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.18  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.16    2 weeks ago
It appears you don't understand that people making the claims are supposed to prove them

I regularly hear conservatives on this site call our new Vice President elect a whore without ever having to prove anything.

If a 60 year old known philanderer on his third marriage who already had four kids with two different wives didn't claim to have billions there is simply NO WAY IN HELL a 36 year old European nude model would marry such a greasy pig who was 24 years older than her.

If anyone believes she married him out of mutual attraction or love they're more delusional than Donald Trump claiming he won the 2020 election and should likely go get their head checked.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.18    2 weeks ago
I regularly hear conservatives on this site call our new Vice President elect a whore without ever having to prove anything.

Then you should address your concerns to them, not me, I don't make that kind of statement and have condemned them.

Thanks for doing so in the future.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2  Kavika   replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago
obviously, it would like trump to concede instead of contesting the election... 

but it is right about one thing...  this ain't a game.

nothing is more important than ensuring election integrity

GOP Suddenly Drops Election Lawsuits In Four Battleground States Amid Recent Court Failures

I agree election integrity is important. As we can see from it's losing string the integrity is there. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
3.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Kavika @3.2    2 weeks ago

Is this enough for the Trump contingent to accept that Biden won the election?

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2.2  Kavika   replied to  TᵢG @3.2.1    2 weeks ago

I doubt it TiG. Today Trump tweeted out twice that he had won the election and his followers believe any lie that he mouths. I suspect this colossal display of stupidity will continue until January 20th, 2021.

I'm wondering if Trump will show up for the inauguration on the 20th. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
3.2.3  TᵢG  replied to  Kavika @3.2.2    2 weeks ago
I'm wondering if Trump will show up for the inauguration on the 20th. 

He will have locked himself in the oval office.   I wonder if there will actually be a forced escort of Trump off the premises.    Given the absurd level of immature defiance to a USA election, I wonder if this old joke about him not leaving might have more truth to it than we might have thought.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.4  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.2.2    2 weeks ago
I'm wondering if Trump will show up for the inauguration on the 20th. 

Likely not. He will be golfing that day, at Mar-A-Lago. He will be too coward to show up to his transfer of power, as he refuses to give up that power, and will hold on to it until 2024. He is not smart nor man enough to realize that the more he makes a fool of himself now will come into play in 2024 and could very likely cost him his chance of winning then.

However, the chance of him being in prison at that time may pour water over that dream.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  TᵢG @3.2.3    2 weeks ago
He will have locked himself in the oval office. 

He may very well do just that. He is totally mentally delusional at this point that most anything is possible.

However, no matter what Trump does, or doesn't do, I have a feeling that Melinia and Barron will be there to recognize the transfer of the Presidency. Then she and Barron will be off to NT and Trump can do what he pleases. She will have become the wife of the man in American history who went against election protocol, as well as civil courtesy. And she and Barron will be embarrassed. But, I do think at this point, Melania will take her pre-nup and leave Trump on or shortly after January 20, 2021. At least, if she has any class or common decency. And even if she don't, she can at least do it for the benefit of her Son.

So it will be interesting to see what happens there.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.2.6  Kavika   replied to  TᵢG @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

This is my fondest wish, TiG.

512

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @3.2.5    2 weeks ago

P.S.... wouldn't it be wild if they locked the Oval office so that Trump could not have access to it on January 20th, or even midnight of the 19th. I wonder what kind of tantrum he would throw then. He might even have the door broken down so he can get in. But, then, there would be no way for him to lock himself in.

Knowing Trump and his sick mind, he would want to do some real damage to the Oval office so that Biden could not sit there right away. The closer it gets to January the sicker and more mentally deranged Trump will become. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.2.8  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @3.2.6    2 weeks ago

If only. It is time he paid for his crimes committed most of his life. And no pardon should be made on his behalf. That would be like rewarding him not only for all his crimes, but, for the hundreds of thousands of lives his refusal to do what was vitally necessary to protect the American people from one of the most rapid spreading and highly toxic pandemics not seen in the world over in many, many years.

That alone is justification for withholding any pardon.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2.9  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @3.2.6    2 weeks ago
This is my fondest wish, TiG.

I"m right there with you.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
3.2.10  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  TᵢG @3.2.3    2 weeks ago

Here’s an expression of my love for Donald Trump.

384

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.3  Greg Jones  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago

Michelle Obama is an ugly left wing pig....race has nothing to do with it.

 
 
 
Kavika
3.3.1  Kavika   replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    2 weeks ago
Michelle Obama is an ugly left wing pig....race has nothing to do with it.

Says the follower of the ''it'' man.

512

This may be of some use to you.

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FLYNAVY1
3.3.2  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Kavika @3.3.1    2 weeks ago

Got anything for internal use Kavika? Trump supporters need real help both inside and out.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.3.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Kavika @3.3.1    2 weeks ago

Actually I'm glad he's gone...he should shut up and go away

 
 
 
TᵢG
3.3.4  TᵢG  replied to  Greg Jones @3.3    2 weeks ago
Michelle Obama is an ugly left wing pig …

Emotional much?   Such a mature and well-considered declaration.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @3    2 weeks ago
obviously, it would like trump to concede instead of contesting the election... 

It would seem that 4 years under Donald Trump has made quite an impression on you.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

Nothing is bigger than Trump's ego.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    2 weeks ago

Except possibly the level of delusion exhibited by his cult followers.

 
 
 
Gsquared
4.2  Gsquared  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4    2 weeks ago

What about his big fat... HUUUGE... rear end?

 
 
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