Her biggest fan! President Barack Obama took to Twitter to praise Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, reminding the world they’re the cutest couple ever.
Just minutes after his wife gave a riveting speech to the crowd at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, he summed up his feelings in 140 perfect characters. “Incredible speech by an incredible woman,” POTUS tweeted on Monday, July 25. “Couldn’t be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.”
The first lady’s speech, which headlined Monday’s “United Together” theme of putting the future of American families first, quickly went viral for its focus on love and family. In a tearjerker moment, she said, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my two black daughters playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. Because of Hillary [Clinton], my daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
The lawyer gave Clinton a rousing endorsement, saying, “I’m with her,” before thanking the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for having the “guts and grace to keep coming back to put those cracks in the glass ceiling.”
She shared another touching story about bringing up Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, in the public eye and recalled the first day she sent them off to school in 2009 after the Obamas moved into the White House. “I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns. And I saw their little faces pressed up against the window, and the only thing I could think was, ‘What have we done?’”
FLOTUS said that she had to teach them to ignore the intense scrutiny and criticism the family faced. “This is what Barack 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,” she said. “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.”
The commander in chief is scheduled to give his own address at the DNC on Wednesday, July 27. Other speakers this week include Joe Biden, Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton.
Watch continued coverage of the DNC via livestream or on C-SPAN.
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