Michelle Obama Seeks Future for American Children in Speech At Democratic National Convention

Time: 9:53 p.m. CEST

First lady Michelle Obama called the Democratic delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pensilvania to support Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate in the November presidential elections.

Michelle Obama, who talked after the candidate who participated in the Democratic primary, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, talked passionately about the choices America should make to remain the greatest country on earth and make the possible dreams for the children and next generations.

Michelle Obama said she wants 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.”

The Associated Press says, Mrs. Obama’s address all but wiped away earlier tumult in the convention hall that had exposed lingering tensions between Clinton and Sanders supporters.

In her passionate address to the Convention delegates, Michelle Obama made a step further by addressing the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, without mentioning his name. “And make no mistake about it, this November, when we go to the polls, that is what we’re deciding — not Democrat or Republican, not left or right. No, 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,” Mrs. Obama said.

Addressing the issue of importance for the next generations, Mrs. Obama explained, could be a right time for a woman can be president of the United States. “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,” Mrs.Obama explained.

Addressing the Trump’s claims that America is on the verge of collapse, Mrs. Obama passionately said, “I don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great. This, right now, is the greatest country on earth.”

Talking not only to the delegates of the DNC, but also to the American population, Mrs.Obama said she wants  “a President with a record of public service, someone whose life’s work shows our children that we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves, we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed — and we give back, even when we’re struggling ourselves, because we know that there is always someone worse off, and there but for the grace of God go I.”

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