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Trump news – live: Michelle Obama delivers ‘incredibly powerful’ DNC speech, as president says he’ll only lose election if it’s rigged

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Adam Forrest
Tuesday 18 August 2020 08:36 BST
Michelle Obama: 'Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country'

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Michelle Obama delivered a passionate condemnation of Donald Trump during the opening night of the Democratic National Convention – declaring him “in over his head” and warning that the nation’s mounting crises would only get worse if he is re-elected.

Bernie Sanders encouraged his loyal supporters to vote for Joe Biden in November, arguing the nation cannot survive another four years of “authoritarianism” under Mr Trump.

The president, meanwhile, attempted to cast further cast doubt on November’s election process – claiming that the only way he would lose the presidential race is if the election was “rigged”. He also claimed the coronavirus pandemic was “God testing me”.

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