Since they left the White House in January of 2017, Barack and Michelle Obama have been quiet about the happenings in Washington DC. The 44th President stated last month that he is “very concerned” about the country and plans to be involved in the 2020 election.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will most likely be lending a hand to Democrats as well. She recently commented on the “Send her back” chants concerning Congresswoman Ilhan Omar that occurred at a North Carolina Trump rally.
Obama took to Twitter writing, “What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.”
What truly makes our country great is its diversity. I’ve seen that beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 19, 2019
The former First Lady and her husband have largely avoided criticizing the current president. The one exception would be in Michelle Obama’s memoirs, where she wrote of Trump’s birther claims, “I don’t think he knew what he was doing. For him it was a game. But the threats and security risks you face as the commander in chief, not even within your own country, but around the world, are real. And your children are at risk. In order for my children to have a normal life, even though they had security, they were in the world in a way that we weren’t.”
The President said of those chanting at his rally, “Those are incredible people. They are incredible patriots. But I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare.’”
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