What Michelle Obama Said About Donald Trump in Scathing Biden Video

Michelle Obama launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump in a new video endorsing Joe Biden for president.

The former first lady did not hold back and accused Trump of "breathtaking failures" in her speech, which also targeted the coronavirus crisis and racial tensions.

The newly released 24-minute long video sees Obama urging Americans to vote Democrat in the upcoming election to get Trump out of the White House.

Obama said that the Trump presidency was accompanied by "a constant drumbeat of fear, division and chaos that's threatening to spiral out of control."

Speaking of the president, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, she said: "In the greatest crisis of our lifetimes, he doubled-down on division and resentment, railed against measures that could have mitigated the damage."

"Seven months later, he still doesn't have a plan for this virus. Seven months later, he still won't wear a mask consistently and encourage others to do the same," Obama said. "Instead, he continues to gaslight the American people by acting like this pandemic is not a real threat."

Obama went on to accuse the Trump administration of "stoking fears about Black and brown Americans" to "distract from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them."

She said that this tactic is "morally wrong, and yes, it is racist. But that doesn't mean it won't work."

Obama spoke about her experience of seeing the presidency "up close" when her husband Barack Obama was in office and compared Trump's leadership to that of the last serving President.

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Screenshot from Michelle Obama's Closing Argument in endorsing Joe Biden For President 2020, posted to YouTube October 6, 2020. YouTube/Joe Biden

"After seeing the presidency up close for eight years, maybe the most important thing I've learned about the job is that how a president focuses their time and energy in office is a direct reflection of the life they've lived before entering the White House," she said. "A president's policies are a direct reflection of their values, and we're seeing that truth on display with our current president, who has devoted his life to enriching himself."

Addressing the as yet undecided voters, Obama made a plea for Americans to not allow the "powerful weapons" of "racism, fear, division" to divide them.

"I want everyone who is still undecided to think about all those folks like me and my ancestors," she said. "The millions of folks who look like me and fought and died and toiled as slaves and soldiers and laborers to help build this country. Racism, fear, division, these are powerful weapons. And they can destroy this nation if we don't deal with them head-on."

Obama ended her speech with a final push for Biden and a warning that things can "get worse" if Trump succeeds and serves a second time in office.

"If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don't make a change in this election. Search your hearts, and your conscience, and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it."