By Michael Hernandez
MILWAUKEE, WI—”Somebody please explain to Michelle Obama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama,” tweeted the President during the first night of the Democratic National Convention. “The Obama Biden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country. It’s called Treason, and more.
“Looking back into history, the response by the Obama Biden team to the H1NI Swine Flu was considered a weak and pathetic one. Check out the polling, it’s really bad. The big difference is that they got a free pass from the Corrupt Fake News Media!”
Michelle Obama was the featured speaker at Monday’s Convention that focused on “We the People.” The wife of the former President said, “Whenever we look to this White House for some leadership or consultation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division and a total and utter lack of empathy,” she said during pre-recorded remarks that did not acknowledge the choice of Kamala Harris as the candidate for Vice President.
“He has had more than enough time…He is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is. If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”
President Trump responded to Michelle Obama’s claims by saying: “I thought it was a very divisive speech, extremely divisive.” He stated that the speech was “taped a long time ago.” President Trump continued: “My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!”
Meanwhile, Michelle Obama in referring to the nation’s children said: “They see people shouting in grocery stores unwilling to wear a mask to keep us all safe; they see people calling the police on folks minding their own business just because of the color of their skin. They see our leaders labeling fellow citizens enemies of the state, while emboldening torch-bearing white supremacists.”
President Trump’s Campaign Senior Adviser Steve Cortes claimed the first night of the Democratic Convention “was not a celebration of America. It was an indictment of America. I didn’t even recognize the country that they were describing. Democrats showed their cynicism, and skepticism of this country.
“It was clear that this was for a crowd in Brooklyn, New York, rather than places like Beloit, Wisconsin. This was catering to Hollywood rather than the heartland. They were describing some sort of dystopian, racist hell-scape.”
Other Democratic speakers on the first night included: Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Rep. Jim Clyburn from South Carolina; Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas; and Sen.
Bernie Sanders of Vermont. The Democrats introduced members of the George Floyd family and featured video segments on systemic racism and Black Lives Matter while also referring to the removal of statues.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump held campaign events at two battleground states on Monday: Minnesota and Wisconsin. He holds a campaign event in Arizona on Tuesday.
Ali Pardo, Deputy Communications Director for the Trump Campaign, states that the Trump Team gives it convention rebuttal every night at 11 p.m. on “The Real Joe Biden.” Others who spoke Monday on behalf of the President included 2020 Strategic Adviser Boris Epshteyn; Senior Advisor Mercedes Schlapp; GOP National Spokeswoman Liz Harrington, and David Bossie, President of Citizens United.
Tonight’s Democratic National Convention focuses on “Leadership Matters.”
Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].