Australia  

Michelle Obama leads attack on Trump at DNC

Video Credit: Reuters - Politics - Duration: 02:27s - Published
Michelle Obama leads attack on Trump at DNC

Michelle Obama leads attack on Trump at DNC

Former First Lady Michelle Obama capped off the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention on Monday, where a parade of high-profile speakers took President Donald Trump to task for his handling of the global health crisis and America's racial divide.

Gloria Tso reports.

"Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country." Former First Lady Michelle Obama capped off the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday (August 17) with a magnetic speech, launching a scathing attack on President Donald Trump.

"You simply cannot fake your way through this job.

As I've said before, being president doesn't change who you are.

It reveals who you are." Speakers and viewers alike beamed in virtually this year, as Americans from all walks of life joined forces to support Democratic candidate Joe Biden -- and deliver a strong rebuke to the president.

The convention typically serves as the starter's gun for the final sprint leading up to the presidential election.

But this year's parade of high-profile speakers carried an extra sense of urgency, as they pressed Americans to vote for Biden by pointing to Trump's handling of both the global health crisis and the racial divide in America.

Among them was Biden's former primary rival, Senator Bernie Sanders.

"Nero fiddled while Rome burned; Trump golfs." The virtual convention featured voters who say they're struggling with the country's healthcare crisis and an economic slump.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose state has managed to overcome the worst of the pandemic so far, said America's struggle with the virus - pointed to a larger problem.

"Only a strong body can fight off the virus.

And America's divisions weakened it.

Donald Trump didn't create the initial division.

The division created Trump.

He only made it worse." Division along racial lines was another major theme.

The brother of George Floyd, whose death in police custody in May sparked anti-racism protests across the country, led a moment of silence for Black Americans who lost their lives.

"To honor George and the many other souls we lost to hate and injustice.

And when this moment ends, let's make sure we never stop saying their names." Meanwhile, Trump is breaking tradition this week by crisscrossing the country in a campaign swing from Wisconsin to Minnesota.

Candidates usually limit their activities during their opponents' convention.

But Biden currently leads Trump in national opinion polls, ahead of the Republican National Convention next week, where Trump will be formally nominated for a second term.




You Might Like


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Michelle Obama Michelle Obama Lawyer, writer and former First Lady of the United States

Michelle Obama Calls Donald Trump’s Actions ‘Morally Wrong’ and ‘Racist’ [Video]

Michelle Obama Calls Donald Trump’s Actions ‘Morally Wrong’ and ‘Racist’

In a campaign video released on October 6th, Obama spoke openly against Trump.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:14Published
Michelle Obama calls Donald Trump 'racist' in new video [Video]

Michelle Obama calls Donald Trump 'racist' in new video

Michelle Obama has condemned Donald Trump in a scathing new video that accuseshim of “wilful mismanagement” of the coronavirus crisis and of racism. In thefilm, released on Tuesday by Joe Biden’s campaign, the former first lady callson black and young voters not to “waste” their ballots in the Novemberpresidential election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:49Published
Michelle Obama: Trump 'lied to us' about COVID-19 [Video]

Michelle Obama: Trump 'lied to us' about COVID-19

In a 24-minute video released by the Biden campaign on Tuesday (October 6), former First Lady Michelle Obama criticizes President Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus, saying "we simply cannot trust this president to tell us the truth about anything."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:30Published
Rare Obama items hit the auction circuit [Video]

Rare Obama items hit the auction circuit

A cocktail dress worn by Michelle Obama during her time at the White House and a basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama at high school are among rare items from the former U.S. president and his wife to join the celebrity auction circuit.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:26Published

Joe Biden Joe Biden 47th vice president of the United States, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee

Donald Trump pitches ‘back to normal’ as Joe Biden warns of tough days [Video]

Donald Trump pitches ‘back to normal’ as Joe Biden warns of tough days

President Donald Trump has dangled a promise to get a weary nation “back tonormal” as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastatingcoronavirus pandemic. It was a rose-tinted pitch in sharp contrast toDemocratic rival Joe Biden, who pledged to level with America about the toughdays still ahead after Tuesday’s election.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 02:03Published
Biden: Trump 'has simply given up' on COVID-19 [Video]

Biden: Trump 'has simply given up' on COVID-19

During a campaign stop in Minnesota on Friday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Trump "has simply given up" on COVID-19, and criticized him for comments he made about U.S. doctors earlier in the day.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:15Published
Early votes in Texas soar past 2016 turnout [Video]

Early votes in Texas soar past 2016 turnout

[NFA] With four days remaining in the U.S. presidential campaign, more than 9 million people have cast ballots in Texas, eclipsing total turnout from 2016, the Texas secretary of state's office said on Friday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:34Published
Trump or Biden: what the outcome of the US election might mean for trade with the EU [Video]

Trump or Biden: what the outcome of the US election might mean for trade with the EU

Since Donald Trump's ascension to the presidency in 2016, relations with the EU have often been turbulent, not least over trade. Unreported Europe investigates how the outcome of the upcoming election may affect tariffs and taxes which have flown in either direction during the last four years. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 08:00Published
US election: Who is winning the swing states? [Video]

US election: Who is winning the swing states?

A look at whether Joe Biden or Donald Trump is winning the key swing statesahead of the US presidential election, according to opinion polls.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO    Duration: 01:19Published

Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

Fake Melania Trump Conspiracy, Impersonators Not Booking Gigs

The #FakeMelania conspiracy theory is having real-world effects on hard-working folks ... Melania Trump impersonators tell us their well's run dry. Here's the..
TMZ.com

President Trump Says Lil Wayne is an 'Activist' and Meeting Went Well

President Trump's putting a label on Lil Wayne that doesn't always come to mind ... calling the rapper an "activist" after their now infamous pow wow. Trump's..
TMZ.com
Trump to TV host Ingraham: 'Are you wearing a mask?' [Video]

Trump to TV host Ingraham: 'Are you wearing a mask?'

During a campaign rally in Michigan on Friday, President Donald Trump made fun of TV host Laura Ingraham for wearing a mask, calling it "politically correct."

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 01:04Published

African Americans African Americans Racial or ethnic group in the United States with African ancestry

Philadelphia police to boost presence following shooting [Video]

Philadelphia police to boost presence following shooting

[NFA] Philadelphia will deploy additional police officers and has asked surrounding regions for law enforcement support as it braces for further unrest on Tuesday sparked by the police killing of a Black man, the police commissioner said. Freddie Joyner has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:29Published
Pope names first African-American as new cardinal [Video]

Pope names first African-American as new cardinal

Pope Francis named 13 new Roman Catholic cardinals on Sunday (October 25) including Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington D.C., who will become the first African-American to hold the rank. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:48Published

Black Passenger Arrested For Not Showing ID During Traffic Stop

An African-American man was arrested Friday because he refused to show cops his ID during a traffic stop in which he was a passenger ... and wait till you see..
TMZ.com
Final debate a chance for Trump to reset race [Video]

Final debate a chance for Trump to reset race

[NFA] Thursday night's face-off may be one of Republican President Donald Trump's last opportunities to sway voters ahead of an election in which polls show him trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:09Published
Howard alumni eager to see Harris in first debate [Video]

Howard alumni eager to see Harris in first debate

[NFA] Fellow Howard University alumnae beam with pride as they discuss Senator Kamala Harris and her historic rise in American politics as she prepares for a high-stakes debate against Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday. Colette Luke has more.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:27Published

Democratic National Convention Democratic National Convention Series of presidential nominating conventions of the United States Democratic Party

No Bump, Just Grind? Poll Shows DNC, RNC Conventions Changed Nothing [Video]

No Bump, Just Grind? Poll Shows DNC, RNC Conventions Changed Nothing

Just before the Democratic National Convention in mid-August, Joe Biden led with a 51% to 42% edge over incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. Now, both conventions are over. And according to CNN's poll of polls, Biden is still in the lead at 51% to Trump's 43%. For Biden, the DNC was a smooth four days, in which he demonstrated that the doddering caricature of him painted by Trump was wrong.

Credit: Wochit News    Duration: 00:42Published
Exclusive: Nearly 100 key Republicans endorse Biden [Video]

Exclusive: Nearly 100 key Republicans endorse Biden

Nearly 100 Republican and independent leaders endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Thursday, people involved in the effort told Reuters. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:39Published

Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo 56th Governor of New York

California to review any COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

California to review any COVID-19 vaccine

An independent panel of experts has been formed in California to review any federally approved Covid-19 vaccine. The move follows concerns that the White House could rush the process. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 01:25Published
Cinemas outside NYC to reopen at 25% capacity: Cuomo [Video]

Cinemas outside NYC to reopen at 25% capacity: Cuomo

Movie theaters outside of New York City will be allowed to reopen on Oct. 23 after a months-long hiatus spurred by the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters Studio    Duration: 00:37Published
Cynthia Nixon rules out running against Andrew Cuomo for New York Governor again [Video]

Cynthia Nixon rules out running against Andrew Cuomo for New York Governor again

Cynthia Nixon won't run for the New York Governor position again after losing her bid to take the role from Andrew Cuomo back in 2018.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 00:55Published

Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate

Why is Wall Street leaning left? [Video]

Why is Wall Street leaning left?

Wall Street banks and their employees have been leaning further left in recent years, increasing the proportion of cash allocated to Democrats. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has dramatically outpaced Republican President Donald Trump in raising funds from the banking industry ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Rosanna Philpott explains why.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 03:17Published
NIH head refutes Trump claim of vaccine by election day [Video]

NIH head refutes Trump claim of vaccine by election day

The head of the U.S. National Institutes of Health told a Senate panel no one knew precisely when a vaccine for the novel coronavirus would be ready.

Credit: Reuters - Politics    Duration: 02:38Published

Democratic Party (United States) Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

US election: What are the Senate races to watch as Democrats try to flip the chamber? [Video]

US election: What are the Senate races to watch as Democrats try to flip the chamber?

US voters won't just election a president on November 3, they're also choosing 35 Senators.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)    Duration: 02:12Published
Hillary Clinton to Serve as Democratic Presidential Elector in New York. [Video]

Hillary Clinton to Serve as Democratic Presidential Elector in New York.

The former Secretary of State confirmed the news on SiriusXM’s show, ‘Signal Boost’.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO    Duration: 01:02Published

Related news from verified sources

'He will try and sneak or steal his way to victory': Obama goes after Trump in forensic attack

Following on from his wife Michelle Obama's speech on the first night of the convention, the former...
Brisbane Times - Published

Donald Trump says Michelle Obama is the one 'in over her head'

President Donald Trump says former First Lady Michelle Obama's speech during the first night of the...
SBS - Published


Tweets about this


Related videos from verified sources

Assessing President Trump's Presidency With Valerie Jarrett [Video]

Assessing President Trump's Presidency With Valerie Jarrett

On the heels of the RNC's final night, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, joined Cheddar to discuss President Trump's speech.

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 02:32Published
DIssident Disses Obama At RNC, Even Though Obama Brought Him To The US [Video]

DIssident Disses Obama At RNC, Even Though Obama Brought Him To The US

Chen Guangcheng is a Chinese human rights activist known for his work fighting against state-sponsored forced abortions. Harassed for years by authorities, he fled to the US Embassy in Beijing in..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:38Published
Breonna Taylor Graces the Cover of 'Vanity Fair' September Issue [Video]

Breonna Taylor Graces the Cover of 'Vanity Fair' September Issue

The cover portrait of Taylor was painted by artist Amy Sherald, who previously painted Michelle Obama’s portrait for the National Portrait Gallery.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published