At times, the difference between the two major sides vying for control of American politics couldn’t be more clear. While President Donald Trump spent his Sunday morning stewing in front of the television and rage-tweeting, former President Barack Obama shared Mother’s Day well wishes to America. You might hope that at least on the subject of Mother’s Day, Republicans and Democrats could at least appear united — but that is not the Trump-ian way.
Alongside a photo of his wife Michelle with their two daughters Sasha and Malia, Barack Obama shared this weekend:
‘Happy Mother’s Day to the most caring, brilliant, funny, and grounded woman I know—a perfect role model not just for our daughters, but so many others. Love you,
Michelle has kept up her own place in the spotlight since leaving the White House and her role as First Lady. She’s released a memoir chronicling her rise to prominence called Becoming that’s become the potential best-selling memoir in history, and she’s gone on a world tour to support that book with speaking stops in numerous cities around the globe that have attracted huge crowds. Besides those efforts’ brush-ups with politics, she’s also gotten more directly involved, like through her involvement with voter registration efforts ahead of the midterm elections.
Barack has stayed involved in politics too, campaigning for Democrats ahead of what turned out to be a pretty successful midterm election for the left in which they gained control of the U.S. House and the subsequent power to put a wrench in the Trump administration and GOP’s plans for America.
Meanwhile, Trump is still stewing. When Obama posted his Mother’s Day message just before noon Eastern time, Trump hadn’t seemingly publicly referenced the holiday. He had, however, tweeted angrily about the “sick & unlawful investigation concerning what has become known as the Russian Hoax” — in other words, his bag of tricks is getting pretty empty, since that self-aggrandizement is all he’s got. There was no particular indication he was going to get around to actually addressing the occasion, although First Lady Melania Trump did post a Twitter message and the two of them honored military mothers at an official White House event in the days prior.
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