Michelle Obama blasts Trump: 'Unconscionable to focus on overturning an election' instead of pandemic

Michelle Obama blasts Trump: 'Unconscionable to focus on overturning an election' instead of pandemic
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week Jill Biden to focus on military families on foreign trip Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election MORE blasted President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE on Monday evening, saying on Twitter that it is "unconscionable to focus on overturning an election" instead of the coronavirus pandemic.

Obama created a thread calling on Georgians to vote in Tuesday's Senate runoff elections in which Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are taking on former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueLoeffler meets with McConnell amid speculation of another Senate run Georgia agriculture commissioner launches Senate campaign against Warnock Georgia Republican secretary of state hits Loeffler as 'weak,' 'fake Trumper' MORE (R-Ga.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), respectively.

"Your vote is your voice. It’s your power. And right now, from the President of the United States on down, we’re seeing and hearing just how desperate some are to take that power away. They want us to believe that their pride is more important than our democracy," Obama wrote.


She went on to allude to Trump's efforts to have the results of the presidential election overturned.

"And this is just unconscionable at a time when a staggering number of Americans are dying every day from a virus that was downplayed for far too long. It’s unconscionable to focus on overturning an election rather than helping struggling families or distributing a vaccine," she continued. 


The president has yet to formally concede the election to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE and has been vocal in encouraging members of Congress to block the certification of the Electoral College votes on Wednesday. Multiple Senate Republicans have announced that they will object to the results in an effort that is widely expected to fail.

Obama ended her thread Monday evening by requesting that Georgians cast their votes for Warnock and Ossoff on Tuesday.

"So if Georgians elect @ReverendWarnock and @Ossoff, we’ll take another step toward cleaning up the mess of the past four years. And we’ll send a message to any politician who puts themselves and their ambition above our system of self-government," she wrote. 

"Because in America, everyone’s voice matters. And that’s still the truth, no matter what some folks want you to believe."