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US: Honor electoral process – Michelle urges President Trump

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The Former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama has urged US President, Donald Trump to honor electoral process and do his part to encourage a smooth transition of power as other Presidents have done, to concede defeat of the just concluded Presidential election.

The Former American First Lady made this known on her official social platform on Tuesday, she said “Our love of country requires us to respect the results of an election even when we don’t like them or wish it had gone differently, presidency doesn’t belong to any one individual or any one party”.

Michelle added that to pretend that it does, to play along with these groundless conspiracy theories, whether for personal or political gain is to put America’s health and security in danger. “This isn’t a game.

“So I want to urge all Americans, especially our nation’s leaders, regardless of party, to honor the electoral process and do your part to encourage a smooth transition of power, just as sitting presidents have done throughout our history”, she said.

Michelle reflected on where she was four years ago. “Hillary Clinton had just been dealt a tough loss by a far closer margin than the one we’ve seen this year. I was hurt and disappointed but the votes had been counted and Donald Trump had won.

“The American people had spoken. And one of the great responsibilities of the presidency is to listen when they do. So my husband and I instructed our staffs to do what George and Laura Bush had done for us: run a respectful, seamless transition of power.

“Which is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. We invited the folks from the president-elect’s team into our offices and prepared detailed memos for them, offering what we’d learned over the past eight years”, She said.

Michelle further said to be honest, it was not an easy task despite Donald Trump had spread racist lies about her husband which had put her family in danger. “That wasn’t something I was ready to forgive. But I knew that, for the sake of our country, I had to find the strength and maturity to put my anger aside.

“So I welcomed Melania Trump into the White House and talked with her about my experience, answering every question she had from the heightened scrutiny that comes with being First Lady to what it’s like to raise kids in the White House”, she said.

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