Michelle Obama tears into pro-Trump rioters for carrying out ‘the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president’ who ‘can’t handle the truth of his own failures’

Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama.
  • Former first lady Michelle Obama released a searing statement Thursday ripping into President Donald Trump's "violent" supporters for laying siege to the US Capitol on Wednesday.
  • "Like all of you, I watched as a gang — organized, violent, and mad they'd lost an election — laid siege to the United States Capitol," Obama said in a statement.
  • The day was "a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truth of his own failures," she said.
  • Obama also blamed the Republican Party and the right-wing media apparatus, saying they "gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences like these."
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Former first lady Michelle Obama tore into President Donald Trump's "violent" supporters on Thursday who stormed the US Capitol the previous day to try to stop the peaceful transfer of power.

"Like all of you, I watched as a gang - organized, violent, and mad they'd lost an election - laid siege to the United States Capitol," Obama said in a statement. "They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government."

Obama went on to say the day was "a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truth of his own failures. And the wreckage lays at the feet of a party and media apparatus that gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences like these."

 

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