Welcome to our new post in this post we talk about Michelle Obama, the former first lady, has admitted that she is “anxious” about the possible results of the 2024 presidential election, calling it a fear that keeps her up at night.
“Our leaders matter “Who we choose, who speaks for us, who grabs that threatening podium – it affects us in a way that sometimes I feel like people take lightly,” Obama said in an episode of Jay Shetty’s “On Purpose” podcast released on Monday. “I am worried about what could happen.”
More about Michelle Obama 2024 election
“The fact is that people think the government – ‘Oh, does it really do anything?’ – and I think, ‘Oh my God, does the government really do everything for us, and can we not take this democracy lightly?'” Obama said. “And sometimes I worry that we do. Those are the things that keep me up.”
Without explicitly mentioning former President Donald Trump or other leaders, Obama also said that she believes the “tone and temperament” of the messages between the country’s leaders matter.
“We can’t say that the first thing that comes into our minds. That’s not authenticity for me. That’s just childish, and we see childish leadership in the position of power, where a person is just below the level, and leadership is in a vulgar and derogatory position,” she told Shetty.
Obama also suggested that there is a double standard for Trump’s accusers, arguing that a black person in America cannot face four types of criminal charges and still run for the presidency.
“Other people can be accused multiple times and still run for the presidency. A black man can’t do that. Just learn to be good. And in the end, you benefit from that extra flexibility,” Obama said.
Her remarks are in response to a story that was published in The Washington Post last week, which claimed that former President Barack Obama cautioned President Joe Biden about the potential for Trump’s comeback to the White House and advised him to alter the course of his reelection campaign.
According to a Suffolk University survey, Biden is losing favor with younger, Hispanic, and African American voters.
According to the Roper Center, Biden has claimed support from 63% of black voters, which is less than the 87% support he received in 2020. Additionally, he is now behind Trump by 5 percentage points (from 34% to 39%) among Hispanic voters. Trump leads among younger voters 37% to 33%. Connect to our website for more updates.