First lady, Michelle Obama, gave an inspiring speech at the Democratic National Convention yesterday. Unlike all the former primary opponents who spoke at the Republican National Convention, Obama’s speech about her husband’s 2008 opponent was powerful and undeterred by the scandals the Democratic Party is focusing on.
“Remember how I told you about his character and conviction, his decency and grace,” she asked, “the traits we’ve seen every day since he’s been in the White House?” The first lady discussed the difficulties of raising children in the White House, especially when it came to urging “them to ignore those who questioned 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 the people of this country. How we explain that when someone is cruel and acts like a bully, we don’t stoop to their level. Our motto is, ‘when they go low, we go high.’”
Michelle Obama does not mention Donald Trump’s name, but definitely criticizes the Republican candidate and shows her worry about what would happen under a Trump presidency. Her speech ended with loud cheers and a standing ovation.