First lady Michelle Obama gave an influential speech on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, Monday, July 25, 2016.
Obama began her speech talking about her husband and how he has tried his best to make this country a better place. At the convention, she also began to talk about her daughters and how they grew into young women, but the most important piece about this speech later came. With billions of people watching around the world, she spoke about equality and how black and whites are more powerful when they come together as one. Obama believes that Hillary Clinton is qualified for the position as president.
According to Krissah Thompson and Ed O’keefe, Obama stated, “When [Clinton] didn’t win the election eight years ago, she didn’t get angry or disillusioned,” but she stepped up as Secretary of State. Clinton traveled around the world to keep the children safe in different communities. Obama then mentioned that Clinton has the strength and power to run this country, and to give every citizen a chance to succeed. Obama wants a president that will teach the children that everyone in this country matters. She stated she believes that being the president is about leaving something better for the children in America.
Written by Albert Mccaster
Edited by Cathy Milne
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