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Former first lady Michelle Obama has called on the Republican party to acknowledge Joe Biden’s electoral victory.
Trump and his delusional administration are refusing to concede… and patience is wearing thin as they continue to fire off claims of widespread voter fraud and corruption.
Obama confessed that in 2016 she had difficulty accepting Trump’s victory in 2016 over Hillary Clinton.
“This week, I’ve been reflecting a lot on where I was four years ago. Hillary Clinton had just been dealt a tough loss by a far closer margin than the one we’ve seen this year. I was hurt and disappointed—but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won. The American people had spoken. And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do. So my husband and I instructed our staffs to do what George and Laura Bush had done for us: run a respectful, seamless transition of power—one of the hallmarks of American democracy. We invited the folks from the president-elect’s team into our offices and prepared detailed memos for them, offering what we’d learned over the past eight years,” she wrote.
Obama also recalled the vicious lies Trump spread about her husband, Barack Obama, during his time in office.
“I have to be honest and say that none of this was easy for me. Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that had put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive. But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside. So I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had—from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Lady to what it’s like to raise kids in the White House.”
Our beloved FLOTUS urged Trump to do the right thing and concede. Trump’s refusal to concede also means that he is not participating with the transition team — a move that could place America’s national security in jeopardy.
She attempts to appeal to Trump’s reasonable side, writing: “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.”
It’s unlikely that he will take heed.