The First Lady of the Untied States, Michelle Obama, used her speech at the Democratic National Convention to support Hilary Clinton by calling her a “champion” for children who “never takes the easy way out.”
Sharing her hopes for Clinton to become the next US President she mentioned her own daughters and what it would mean for children to have the first woman President in the White House: “And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls’ promise and all our kids’ promise, a leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children.”
“That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves — and I watch my daughters — two beautiful, intelligent, black young women — playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters — and all our sons and daughters — now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
Despite not mentioning Clinton’s rival Donald Trump, Obama’s speech included several criticisms clearly aimed at his campaign.
She added: “This election, and every election, is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives,” adding that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate “who I trust with that responsibility.”
Referencing Trump’s campaign slogan, she said: “Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth.”
You can view the First Lady’s full speech via PBS here.