In the video, Obama described Trump’s stance and policies as "racist."
“Right now, the president and his allies are trying to tap into that frustration and distract from his breathtaking failures by giving folks someone to blame other than them,” the former first lady said. “They're stoking fears about Black and brown Americans, lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs, whipping up violence and intimidation.”
“What the president is doing is, once again, patently false, it’s morally wrong, and, yes, it is racist,” Obama said.
During the video, she also appealed to voters’ sense of urgency regarding the election.
"We can no longer pretend that we don't know exactly who and what this president stands for. Search your hearts, and your conscience, and then vote for Joe Biden like your lives depend on it," Obama continued in the video.
"We don't have the luxury to assume that things are going to turn out OK," the former first lady said.“Joe Biden has lived his life guided by values and principles that mirror ones that most Americans can recognize. I know Joe. He’s a good man who understands the struggles of everyday folks.”
She admonished Trump’s response to the pandemic, and even his diagnosis, calling his inaction “willful mismanagement of the COVID crisis.”
Since the onset of the pandemic, Trump has downplayed the virus’s devastating effects while putting not only the nation at risk but his staff and their families as well, as Blavity previously reported.
The mother of two rebuked Trump’s leisurely approach to wearing masks and practicing social distancing as a video showed him at the White House taking off his mask after checking out of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, CNN reported.
"Seven months later, he still won't wear a mask consistently and encourage others to do the same, even when those simple actions could save countless lives," she said. "Instead, he continues to gaslight the American people by acting like this pandemic is not a real threat."
Upon sharing the video to her Facebook page, she wrote a poignant message to all who watched the clip.
“The truth is, the events of the past few days are a bracing reminder of the tragedy that has been this administration’s response to this crisis,” she wrote. “And I’ll be very honest: This is a message I’d planned to release earlier, and after everything that’s happened, I weighed whether or not to go public at all. But I wanted you all to hear what’s been on my mind.”
The video has since been shared over 20,000 times on Facebook.