Will we ever get to this point with Trump and Biden (pic below)? The Obamas are not pleased with how Trump is refusing his defeat.
Two weeks after Election Day and more than a week after the 2020 election was called for Joe Biden by independent observers, Trump is refusing to concede defeat, challenging the results with baseless claims of voter fraud and ordering officials not to cooperate with the transition. And the Obamas are over it.
“This isn’t a game,” Michelle Obama wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Monday. “Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently — the presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party. To pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories — whether for personal or political gain — is to put our country’s health and security in danger.”
Our democracy is so much bigger than anybody’s ego
Barack Obama struck a similar tone in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday. “A president is a public servant,” he said. “They are temporary occupants of the office, by design. And when your time is up, then it is your job to put the country first and think beyond your own ego, and your own interests, and your own disappointments.” He added: “My advice to President Trump is, if you want at this late stage in the game to be remembered as somebody who put country first, it’s time for you to do the same thing.”
When will Trump get a clue and accept defeat and abide accordingly?