Michelle Obama is suddenly back in the spotlight.
The former First Lady’s re-emergence has many Democrats wondering if she is angling to replace Joe Biden as the party’s nominee.
But Michelle Obama made one on camera confession that left Democrats red with rage.
The Netflix documentary about Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming premieres this Wednesday.
The public will watch this movie at a time when Joe Biden’s campaign is beset by scandal surrounding Tara Reade’s credible allegations of sexual assault.
In the documentary, Michelle Obama blames Democrats for allowing Trump to win by not turning out in the same numbers for Hillary Clinton that they did for her husband in 2008 and 2012.
Obama went so far as to call that a “slap in the face.”
“It takes some energy to go high, and we were exhausted from it. Because when you are the first black anything . . .” Obama stated. “So the day I left the White House and I write about how painful it was to sit on that [inauguration] stage. A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face.”
“I understand the people who voted for Trump,” the former First Lady added. “The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game. It wasn’t just in this election. Every midterm. Every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they just couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma.”
Democrats could be facing a similar problem in 2020.
Polls show historically low levels of enthusiasm for Joe Biden among Democrat voters.
Michelle Obama specifically cited the lack of passion for Hillary Clinton as the reason Democrats lost in 2016.
That’s why polls that show Biden leading the President should be taken with a grain of salt.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.