The former US First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken on her husband’s reaction to Joe Biden winning the 2020 US election.
Michelle also spoke about what her family did in 2016 when Donald Trump emerged as the President-elect.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Michelle Obama weighed in on Trump’s refusal to move forward with the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.
The former First Lady noted that though the process of ceding power to Trump’s family was difficult, she persisted.
Speaking on the events of 2016, Michelle wrote, “I was hurt and disappointed — but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won.”
“My husband and I instructed our staff to do what George and Laura Bush had done for us: run a respectful, seamless transition of power — one of the hallmarks of American democracy.
“None of this was easy for me. Donald Trump had spread racist lies about my husband that put my family in danger. That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive.”
The US Presidential transition processes are yet to commence because Trump, backed by top members of the ruling Republican Party, has refused to concede defeat to Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.
Biden scored over 270 electoral votes to defeat Donald Trump in a tight race to the White House.
Biden, however, has since assumed his role as the President-elect, preparing to take over the White House.
Trump has also filed court cases challenging Biden’s victory, insisting that the election was massively rigged.