On Monday night’s first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, First Lady Michelle Obama became the first big hitter to grace the stage, and the FLOTUS with the Mostest did not disappoint the crowd. Mrs. Obama took aim at Republican nominee Donald Trump early in the speech, without naming him, by telling the audience the lessons she and President Obama taught their daughters about how to handle “bullies” who questioned their father’s citizenship or used hateful speech.
The crowd roared to its feet when the First Lady told the crowd that “there is only one person who I trust” with the responsibility of being president, “and that is our friend Hillary Clinton!”
Mrs. Obama hewed close to the theme of what sort of president she wants for her children, but also continued to take veiled shots at Trump’s “thin skin” and propensity for “snap judgments”:
I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters.
The First Lady’s speech was notable for the overwhelmingly positive reaction she got, a contrast from earlier speeches.
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