Earlier right now (November 7), Joe Biden was introduced as President-Elect of the US, prompting celebrations everywhere in the nation.
Michelle Obama joined her husband Barack Obama to congratulate the incoming president and his vp, Kamala Harris, however she additionally had a warning over what’s coming subsequent.
“I’m past thrilled that my buddy @JoeBiden and our first Black and Indian-American lady Vice President, @KamalaHarris, are headed to revive some dignity, competence, and coronary heart on the White Home. Our nation sorely wants it,” Mrs. Obama wrote throughout a sequence of tweets.
She continued: “Thanks to all of you who poured each ounce of your hope and willpower into this democracy over these previous 4 years, registering voters, getting them to the polls, preserving people knowledgeable. Extra votes have been forged on this election than ever earlier than. It’s due to you. And after we have a good time — and we should always all take a second to exhale after every part we’ve been by way of — let’s do not forget that that is only a starting. It’s a primary step. Voting in a single election isn’t a magic wand, and neither is profitable one.”
One of the viral reactions to Biden’s victory got here from CNN’s Van Jones, who started crying dwell on air after studying Biden would grow to be the following president. Jones chokes again tears whereas attempting to clarify how a lot simpler life will probably be for therefore many marginalized folks in America now that Trump will not be president.
Michelle Obama apparently noticed the widely-viewed clip and reached out to Jones on Twitter, informing him that many share his pleasure.
“Van, thanks for expressing the sorrow and aid that all of us really feel,” she tweeted over the viral video. “My hope is that those that hoped for a special end result will take a second to empathize with the ache so many people have felt over the previous 4 years.”