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Even long after they moved out of the White House, the Obamas continue to be acknowledged for all the work they continue doing, actively being hands-on when it comes to their campaigns and projects. However, following former First Lady Michelle Obama’s response to current US President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, an op-ed is now urging her to come to the defense of the current FLOTUS.
Politcalflare reports that the op-ed piece written by conservative pundit Douglas McKinnon is calling for Obama to defend Melania Trump. The piece, titled “Mrs. Obama, Here’s a Chance to Go High,” asks for the former FLOTUS to put aside her feelings about the current President to “give much-deserved credit to the current First Lady” due to the fact that Melania is also an immigrant. Following Donald’s racist tweets towards four congresswomen of color, Obama shared on Twitter that what makes America great is how diverse the people are.
“I’ve seen beauty in so many ways over the years. Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for us all. We must remember it’s not my America or your America. It’s our America,” wrote Obama.
Since that tweet, McKinnon thinks that Michelle should include Melania as part of the diversity that is in America. Whether or not Michelle would publicly acknowledge this remains to be seen, but she still voiced out about what she thinks makes America great. Melania, on the other hand, kept mum during those racist remarks her husband has made even if she has spoken out against him once before regarding the separation of children from their families at the border. But despite the effort to act by making an abrupt visit to the border to the children and their families, the general public mocked and criticized her.
Meanwhile, Michelle recently shared some good news on Twitter. The Netflix documentary American Factory was given an Oscar nomination for best documentary feature. This was produced by the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground, and directed by Julia and Jeff Reichert and Steven Bognar. Michelle expressed her excitement on the news of the nomination, congratulating the filmmakers and the team behind the documentary.