Courtesy of Axios

Former first lady Michelle Obama is making her closing argument for Joe Biden this morning, arguing that President Trump has mismanaged the pandemic while “stoking fears about Black and brown Americans.”

In a video message, the former first lady, who remains wildly popular in the Democratic party, testifies to Biden’s personal qualities while sharply criticizing Trump’s handling of the racial unrest that has been roiling the country.

Trump is “lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs … whipping up violence and intimidation,” Obama said.
“So what the president is doing is, once again, patently false … it’s morally wrong … and yes, it is racist. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work.”

“It didn’t have to be like this,” Obama said about the pandemic. “So many other countries aren’t experiencing this level of extended suffering and uncertainty.”

She called Trump “a man who knew how deadly this virus is, but who lied to us, and told us it would just disappear. Who, in the greatest crisis of our lifetimes, doubled down on division and resentment.”

Michelle Obama is the most admired person in America so her endorsement and argument on Biden’s behalf carry a lot of weight.

Donald Trump has nobody on his side that can even begin to match her potential impact. 

And there is a reason for that.