The president’s social media post came hours after the former first lady addressed the opening night of the Democratic National Convention, using her pre-recorded keynote speech to cast Trump as a commander in chief dangerously deficient in empathy and experience.
“If you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this,” she said. “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. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”
Just as Michelle Obama’s remarks Monday represented her toughest indictment to date of her husband’s successor, Trump’s tweet Tuesday also appeared to be his most direct attack yet on the former first lady.
In other tweets Tuesday morning, Trump blasted former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden — who is now the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee and leading in virtually all public polling.
Trump commented that the federal response “by the ObamaBiden team” to the 2009 swine flu pandemic “was considered a weak and pathetic one,” and repeated his unfounded allegations that the previous administration “got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN.”
“It’s called Treason, and more,” he wrote. “Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!”