Michelle Obama drums support for Joe Biden ahead of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Former First Lady Michelle Obama has thrown her weight behind Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, in an apparent move to back her husband, former President Barack Obama who is already canvassing support for Biden as the November 2020 U.S. Presidential Election gathers momentum.

Obama described Biden as “a profoundly decent man guided by faith”, saying he has got what it takes to revive the economy, tackle the deadly coronavirus pandemic and lead America.

“I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man guided by faith. He was a terrific vice president. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country,” Obama told party faithful at the Democratic National Convention.

Obama was speaking at the first virtual convention held recently as part of the process to nominate Biden as the party’s presidential candidate.
A visibly angry Obama took a swipe at President Donald Trump, blaming him for the poor state of the economy and not doing enough in the fight against COVID-19.

“When my husband left office with Joe Biden at his side, we had a record-breaking stretch of job creation. We’d secured the right to health care for 20,000,000 people. We were respected around the world, rallying our allies to confront climate change. And our leaders had worked hand-in-hand with scientists to help prevent an Ebola outbreak from becoming a global pandemic.

“Four years later, the state of this nation is very different. More than 150,000 people have died, and our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long. It has left millions of people jobless. Too many have lost their health care; too many are struggling to take care of basic necessities like food and rent; too many communities have been left in the lurch to grapple with whether and how to open our schools safely. Internationally, we’ve turned our back, not just on agreements forged by my husband, but on alliances championed by presidents like Reagan and Eisenhower,” Obama stated.

Obama also lamented the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and that a never-ending list of innocent people of color continue to be murdered, stating the simple fact that a Black life matters is still met with derision from the nation’s highest office.

Obama is miffed by the nation’s “under performing not simply on matters of policy but on matters of character” as well, adding “we have got to do everything we can to elect my friend, Joe Biden, as the next president of the United States.”