U.S. President Donald Trump suffered scathing attacks from top Democrats on the first day of the party’s National Convention on Monday night. Speakers at the virtual event also took turns to drum support for Mr Joe Biden, the presumed candidate of the party in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Among those who spoke through video messages are former First Lady, Michelle Obama; Biden’s former rival in the primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and New York governor, Mr Andrew Cuomo. Obama painted a gloomy picture of the state of the American nation with focus on the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating socio-economic impacts. She also highlighted the division in the country caused largely by racial discrimination and alleged divisive rhetorics from the White House. “Whenever we look to this White House for some leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division and a total lack of empathy. “Let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can: Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in and over his head. “He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is,” she said. The former First Lady, who said she hates politics, emphasised that things could and would get worse if voters failed to make a change in the election.
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