Michelle Obama’s phenomenal speech on the DNC’s first night was incredibly inspiring, and struck a chord with all who watched it. That included celebrities, who raved about the first lady’s powerful words online! Click through to read their reactions!
Michelle Obama, 52, delivered a knockout speech on Night One of the Democratic National Convention, July 25, widely regarded as the best of the night. The first lady spoke passionately about her eight years living in the White House with her husband, President Barack Obama, and their two young daughters, and the significance that has as a black family. She praised Hillary Clinton for her work protecting children, and ensuring that they have bright futures — unlike someone else who will not be named. It was incredibly inspirational, and moved many to tears. READ MICHELLE’S FULL SPEECH HERE
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 26, 2016
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 26, 2016
Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn't be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle.
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 26, 2016
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) July 26, 2016
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) July 26, 2016
— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) July 26, 2016
There should be no speakers AFTER Michelle Obama. That was Martin Luther Kingesque. #DemsInPhilly
— CHRlS ROCK (@chrisrockyoz) July 26, 2016
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) July 26, 2016
“It’s about leaving something better for our kids. That’s how we’ve always moved this country forward: by all of us coming together on behalf of our children,” Michelle said. “Folks who volunteer to coach that team, to teach that Sunday School class, because they know it takes a village…Police officers and the protestors in Dallas who all desperately want to keep our children safe. People who lined up in Orlando to donate blood because it could have been their son, their daughter in that club. Leaders like Tim Kaine, who show our kids what decency and devotion look like. Leaders like Hillary Clinton who have the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in that highest and hardest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting all of us along with her.”
“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.”
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