All eyes were on Michelle Obama during her Monday night speech at the DNC in Philly. The First Lady passionately spoke about what the U.S needs in the next president, while endorsing Hillary Clinton.
“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,” she said, saying Clinton is the only candidate “who I trust with that responsibility.”
Although she took a couple of jabs at Donald Trump, she didn’t even have to mention his name.
“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again,” Obama said, “Because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth.
“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.”
She ended her speech by reminding people who built the White House and why this election is important.
“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.”