The Obamas remain widely-liked public figures, years after they left office. This Tuesday, former First Lady Michelle Obama posted an endearing message to Twitter on the occasion of former President Barack Obama’s birthday, and the message quickly attracted some sizable attention. The message was in stark contrast to the current president’s most recent acknowledgement of his own spouse’s birthday. Maybe if it wasn’t one in a long list of instances of bizarre behavior, then it wouldn’t have come across so poorly, but in a message he posted on Twitter in April on Melania Trump’s birthday, Donald called her “our great First Lady,” and that was about it.
On Tuesday, alongside a family photo, Michelle Obama wrote on Twitter:
‘Happy birthday to my favorite guy. Here’s to all the good days, blue skies, and new adventures to come.’
Happy birthday to my favorite guy. Here's to all the good days, blue skies, and new adventures to come. 😘 pic.twitter.com/mxrnNSvJBn
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) August 4, 2020
The Obamas have been keeping up political activism since they left office. For instance, Michelle has been leading the voting advocacy organization When We All Vote, which has been behind initiatives like voter registration drives across the country. Meanwhile, most recently, Barack has campaigned for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who, of course, served in the Obama administration as vice president. In a single recent day of web-based fundraisers in which Barack participated, the former president helped the Biden campaign raise $11 million.
Biden is consistently doing well when pitted against Trump in polls on both the national level and in swing states around the country. As of Tuesday morning, Biden’s average national polling lead has not been below 7 percent in over two months, according to RealClearPolitics. Currently, his lead stands at 7.4 percent amidst crises like the Coronavirus pandemic, which Trump’s consistently floundering inaction has helped exacerbate.
Check out Twitter’s response to Michelle below. On Tuesday morning, “Happy Birthday Mr. President” was trending on Twitter, which referred, of course, to Barack.