Michelle Obama joined by four Republicans calls Trump â€˜wrong president for our country.â€™
As Democrats made a case for their presidential nominee Joe Biden, Republican President Donald Trump questioned his rivalâ€™s mental capabilities suggesting his running mate Kamala Harris would be his â€˜bossâ€™ if the pair gets elected.
Standing in front of Air Force One in Wisconsin Monday, Trump called â€œSleepy Joeâ€ Biden as a puppet of the â€œradical leftâ€ led by his â€œbossesâ€ Indian American senator Harris, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and his ‘ruler’, â€œCrazy Bernieâ€ Sanders.
At three campaign rally-like appearances at airports in Minnesota and Wisconsin ahead of the opening night of the four-day Democratic National Convention being held in Milwaukee virtually, he mocked Harris as an extreme liberal, the New York Times reported.
You want to crush our economy,â€ Trump asked the crowd at the Oshkosh airport, â€œunder the crazy socialist policies of Sleepy Joe Biden and his boss, Kamala Harris â€” Kamala â€” and his other boss, Nancy Pelosi â€” sheâ€™s a beauty â€” and his ruler, Bernie Sanders, Crazy Bernie.â€
â€œOr do you want to quickly rebuild the strongest economy in the history of the world?â€ he asked describing the 2020 presidential election as a â€œfight for the survival of our nation and civilization itself.â€
During his campaign swing, Trump also warned of “fascist” Democrats with a “Trojan horse” candidate during stops in the Upper Midwest, according to CNN.
“Joe Biden is the puppet of left-wing extremists trying to erase our borders, eliminate our police, indoctrinate our children, vilify our heroes, take away our energy,” Trump said.
Claiming Biden was looking to “replace American freedom with left-wing fascism,â€ he said, â€œFascists, they are fascists.”
Earlier, in an early-morning critique in a Fox News interview, Trump suggested Bidenâ€™s mental capacity was lacking.
â€œBiden is shot. Iâ€™m telling you heâ€™s shot. Thereâ€™s something going on,â€ the president said. â€œNow with that being said, I donâ€™t underestimate anybody. Only a fool would do that.â€
Meanwhile, at the Democratic convention former First Lady Michelle Obama, twice presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders joined by former Ohio Governor John Kasich and three other former top Republicans lashed out at Trump as they made a case for Biden.
“I know that regardless of our race, age, religion, or politics, when we close out the noise and the fear and truly open our hearts, we know that what’s going on in this country is just not right,” Obama said. “This is not who we want to be.”
She told Democrats that her catchphrase means “unlocking the shackles of lies and mistrust with the only thing that can truly set us free: the cold hard truth.”
“So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can,” she said. “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country.â€
â€œHe has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.”
Sanders appealing to his supporters â€” progressives who are angry or frustrated by Biden’s refusal to embrace policies like “Medicare for All” â€” noted the nominee’s increasingly ambitious climate change plans and warned that his election was key to safeguarding the left’s recent gains.
“Many of the ideas we fought for that just a few years ago were considered radical are now mainstream,” Sanders said. “But let us be clear. If Donald Trump is reelected, all the progress we have made will be in.”
Kasich, a former 2016 Republican presidential aspirant, told the audience why he was rejecting Trump and backing Biden.
“I’m a lifelong Republican, but that attachment holds second place to my responsibility to my country,” said Kasich adding even though he is “proud” of his Republican heritage, Trump is a leader who “belies those principles.â€
Kasich was joined by Meg Whitman, who ran for governor of California as a Republican in 2010 but backed Hillary Clinton in 2016; Susan Molinari, a former Republican congresswoman from New York; and Christine Todd Whitman, former Republican governor of New Jersey in backing Biden.