‘I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside.’
Michelle Obama, known to some as “Big Mike,” criticized “racist” President Donald Trump for not facilitating a “smooth transition” to a Joe Biden presidency – despite many states still being litigated by the Trump campaign.
The former First Lady lambasted the 45th president in an Instagram post Monday, writing it pained her to pass the torch to Trump, but ultimately she gave in because she “knew in [her] heart it was the right thing to do.”
“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,” Obama wrote, ignoring the legal challenges alleging voter fraud from the Trump campaign in several states.
“I was hurt and disappointed—but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won,” she wrote. “The American people had spoken. And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do.”
Obama went on to remark that because she and Barack were eagerly welcomed to the White House by the Bush administration, Trump should do the same.
“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.”
Obama goes on to call President Trump a horrible, immature racist.