First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech during the Democratic National Convention on Monday, July 25, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
In front of thousands of delegates, reporters, and supporters, Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton. During her address, she stated many reasons why Clinton has her full support. Obama declared that a president must be steady, measured, and well informed, and also be a character of perseverance. She also added the type of president she wants for her daughters and all children is someone who knows the job and takes it seriously.
During the speech, she did not once mention Donald Trump by name, but instead she said, “When they go low, we go high,” a saying she heard as a child.
Obama reflected on waking up in the White House for the past eight years and how she has watched her daughters play with their dogs on the White House lawn. After Obama’s speech, President Barack Obama tweeted that his wife was incredible and gave an extraordinary speech. He could not be more proud and America has been blessed to have her as their First Lady. The president’s tweet ended with, “I love you, Michelle.”
Written by Jarvis Phillips
Edited by Cathy Milne
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