President Trump early Tuesday lashed out at Michelle Obama after the former first lady issued a blistering criticism of the incumbent president during remarks at the virtual Democratic National Convention.
“Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama,” Trump tweeted early Tuesday morning.
Trump, who did not criticize Michelle Obama directly, went on to call presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden an “afterthought” and accused former President Barack Obama of offering a “very late & unenthusiastic endorsement” of his former vice president.
Barack Obama endorsed Biden, who served as his vice president for eight years, after it was clear that Biden was the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee.
“My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow,” Trump continued, defending his administration’s response to the novel coronavirus, which has now killed more than 170,000 Americans and devastated the U.S. economy.
“Sit back & watch!” he added.
The president went on to claim that the Obama administration’s response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic was viewed as “weak and pathetic.” He also asserted that the previous administration was “the most corrupt in history,” again flinging the baseless accusation that Obama and Biden committed “treason” by “spying” on his 2016 campaign in the course of the Russia investigation.
“Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!” Trump added, mockingly.