Yet again, the Tuesday holiday messages on Valentine’s Day from prominent Democrats showed the gap in what they have to offer and what would come with another presidential term for Trump or even just more time in the public spotlight centered on the ex-president and his associates.
Social media posts from the Obamas were nice messages of love to one another on the occasion of the holiday. Over on his knock-off social media site Truth Social, Donald Trump was raging for hours about familiar grievances, comparing U.S. law enforcement to the Gestapo, who, of course, were Nazi secret police. The frantic desperation from Trump’s corner is even more glaring when you consider Truth Social was designed in a way that it looks a lot like Twitter, where for some time he was banned.
“Happy Valentine’s Day to the one and only, @MichelleObama,” former President Obama posted Tuesday. “You make every day feel like an adventure.” “Happy Valentine’s Day, @BarackObama!” the former First Lady added. “I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to navigate life with. Love you!” Both also included photos of themselves together.
None of the posts Trump made on Truth Social early Tuesday included any reference to Melania. Elsewhere, the Obamas have remained involved in political goings-on despite no longer holding official roles in public service. The former president spoke at a series of campaign rallies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections in swing states — and made another stop in Georgia when the Senate race there went to a runoff election because no candidate passed 50 percent in the first round of voting. Michelle Obama, meanwhile, made more limited campaigning efforts, although she did record messages for Georgia Democrat Raphael Warnock’s Senate bid. She also has the organization When We All Vote, which is meant to support voter outreach efforts like voter registration drives. It would seem reasonable to expect they will also have some involvement in campaigning ahead of the 2024 presidential race. At this point, there’s no apparent indication Biden will face a serious primary challenger among Dems. See the Obamas’ posts below:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 14, 2023
Happy Valentine’s Day, @BarackObama! I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to navigate life with. Love you! 💘
Photo credit: Amos Jackson III pic.twitter.com/anfqs1lruz
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 14, 2023