WASHINGTON - Today President Trump criticized Michelle Obama's criticism of his presidency presented during the Democratic National Convention, saying, "She taped her responses, very unprofessional," and noted that her COVID-19 statistics were "totally inaccurate... the death count is much higher" than what she said in the pre-recorded segment.
"Four years later, the state of this nation is very different," the former First Lady said. "More than 150,000 people have died, and our economy is in shambles because of a virus that this president downplayed for too long. It has left millions of people jobless."
The President responded harshly, calling her video "poorly produced." "She didn't even do the segment live, very disappointing," the President said. "She said something like 150,000 dead [from the pandemic], but it's much more, closer to 170,000, you know, about 35,000 more than the U.S.lost in World War One, Korea, and Vietnam combined." The President shook his head. "Very, very sloppy and unprofessional segment research."
Stunned media pundits noted that the president's remarks "stunned" them.
Republican leaders supported the president's remarks at a hastily prepared press conference. "I don't think it's even debatable that she prerecorded her statement," said John Johnson, the senior Republican senator from Wyoming.
Wall Street reacted by throwing tech stocks against a brick wall, and seeing which ones oozed to the floor, before scooping them all back up in early afternoon profit taking.