Michelle Obama called Donald Trump “the wrong president” for the U.S. on the first night of the Democratic National Convention on Monday. She also urged Americans to vote for Joe Biden in November to end the chaos in the country.

“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 and utter lack of empathy,” she said. “So if you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me, they can; and they will if we don’t make a change in this election. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it,” she added.

Michelle Obama said she could only care less about politics but said Biden’s empathetic approach to problems is key to ending the tumultuous situation in America. Former rival Bernie Sanders and Republican John Kasich also agreed, saying Biden beating Trump is the only way the U.S. government can tackle the coronavirus pandemic, racial discrimination, and economic turmoil in the country.

Sanders said Biden will also end the division that Trump has created since he assumed office. “He will stop the demonization of immigrants, the coddling of white nationalists, the racist dog-whistling, the religious bigotry and the ugly attacks on women,” he said.

Biden opted to eliminate the in-person gathering slated for Milwaukee, Wisconsin due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the Democrats overhauled the convention and turned it into two-hour, prime-time packages of virtual speeches and events across the country. During the convention, he allowed the voters to discuss with him their struggles dealing with the pandemic and coping with the failing U.S. economy and the healthcare system.

Biden’s convention also tackled the widespread call for a broad racial reckoning over systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S., which intensified following the death of George Floyd on May 25.  While the inclusion of Republican speakers did not sit well with some Democrats, Louisiana congressman Cedric Richmond said there was nothing wrong about it. “Remember, tonight’s theme is ‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Democrats,’” he said.

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