Michelle Obama: 5 things she said which has America talking about her

By: | Updated: July 27, 2016 11:12 AM

From endorsing 'friend' Hillary Clinton as the only one qualified to be the US President to saying White House was built by slaves, First Lady Michelle Obama has got entire America talking about her.

Never predictable or boring when it comes to clothes, her choice was in line with the modern and cool approach she has taken for the last eight years. Never predictable or boring when it comes to clothes, her choice was in line with the modern and cool approach she has taken for the last eight years.

From endorsing ‘friend’ Hillary Clinton as the only one qualified to be the US President to saying White House was built by slaves, First Lady Michelle Obama has got entire America talking about her. In a speech by her in Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she even lashed out at the Republican Donald Trump of being ‘thin-skinned’ and taking snap decisions. Michelle Obama, who ditched the boxy jackets and dowdy style of so many first ladies before her, addressed the Convention in a flouncy, bright blue dress by designer Christian Siriano.

Never predictable or boring when it comes to clothes, her choice was in line with the modern and cool approach she has taken for the last eight years. Mrs. Obama wore her hair loose, parted to one side, with the cap-sleeve dress. Her jewellery was minimal. Mitchelle Obama had barely finished her 14-minute speech when her husband, the president, tweeted his review: “Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn’t be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.”.

With the President all praises for Mitchelle, let’s look at 5 things that she said in the speech:

1) Endorsing Hillary Clinton: First Lady Michelle Obama today endorsed “friend” Hillary Clinton as the only one “truly qualified” to be the next US President. “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,” she said. “I am here tonight because in this election there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton.”

2) Attacking Donald Trump: Without mentioning Donald Trump by name, first lady Michelle Obama stood before the Democratic convention and drew a sharp sketch of the Republican nominee that stood in harsh contrast to her gauzy portrait of Hillary Clinton as a woman who has looked out for children and the disadvantaged all her life. Mrs. Obama also had a sharp rejoinder to Trump’s “make America great again” motto: “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,” she said.

3) White House was built by slaves: “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” she said. “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. So 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.”

Michelle Obama’s description of her daughters playing on the lawn of a White House built by slaves is a reminder of the historical significance of Barack Obama’s serving as the country’s first black president.

4) Taking a pot-shot at Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan: “The story of generations of people who have felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation but who kept on striving 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.”

“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,” she said in a clear reference to Trump’s remarks questioning the birth of her husband and US President Barack Obama and his language described as ‘hateful’ by many.

5) “How we explain that when 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’,” she added.

Her speech, occasionally cracking with emotion, drew cheers. Not even Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders could quiet the shouts of his die-hard supporters

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