Michelle Obama’s DNC speech presented the US White House race as one in which children will be safe with Hillary Clinton and will be threatened with Donald Trump.
In the rousing speech on the Democratic National Convention’s opening night, she made a point, imploring Americans to vote for Hillary and dump Trump.
The crowd present stood up in a resounding ovation after listening to Michelle Obama’s DNC speech, although she didn’t mention Trump by name.
Furthermore, she urged the country to vote for Hillary Clinton, speaking not just as the First Lady, but as a mother of two daughters who could not let a certain “bully” become president.
Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech reads:
“Barack [Obama] and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight. How we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country. How we explain that once someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, ‘when they go low, we go high.’ With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us”.
Obama told Americans the of the need to elect a president with whom they could entrust the future of their children She hinted that someone “angry or disillusioned,” who liked to swear and degrade people, could not be a role model to young Americans.
“I want someone with the proven strength to persevere. Someone who knows this job and takes it seriously. Someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters.
“Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well-informed. I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters. A president who truly believes in the vision that our founders put forth all those years ago, that we are all created equal. Each a beloved part of the great American story. And when crisis hits, we don’t turn against each other. No, we listen to each other. We lean on each other because we are always stronger together.
I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful and intelligent black women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, can take for granted that a woman can become president of the United States.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make America great again, because right now this is the greatest country on Earth. And as my daughters prepare to set out into the world, I want the leader who is worthy of that truth.”
Listen to Michelle Obama’s DNC speech as she gives it in conviction, defeating Donald Trump without even mentioning his name.