Katherine Krueger is the breaking news editor at TPM in New York City. She was previously a fellow at the Guardian US. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where she was editor-in-chief of The Badger Herald. She's frequently tweeting @kath_krueger and can be reached at katherine@talkin...
In his final speech as president, Barack Obama was again the unifier and the gifted orator who invigorated voters in 2008, telling an adoring Chicago crowd: “Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can.”The president lingered only briefly on his own accomplishments during his two terms in office. Instead, he spent the bulk of of his speech delivering a call to action for a country left badly divided by the 2016 election.
Donald Trump, a desperate man whose campaign strategy is to swing a big stick at anything that moves, has finally taken to attacking First Lady Michelle Obama, calling her one of the "babies" and "losers" who are ruining the country. "We have bunch of babies running our country, folks. We have a bunch of losers. They're losers! They're babies!" Trump said at a rally in North Carolina on Friday. Then he started in on the Obamas: "We have a president, all he wants to do is campaign.
Michelle Obama, a beacon of light and grace in these trying times, confessed during a Dec. 19 interview that even she found it "painful" to watch parts of the 2016 election.“You know, this—this past election was challenging for me as a—as a citizen. To watch and experience.
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