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Michelle Obama: America Already Is The Greatest Country

| by Emily Walthouse
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2016 Democratic National ConventionFirst Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. 

Though she never mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by name, she referred to some of his policies and campaign strategies.

"Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great, that somehow we need to make it great again," she said, referencing Trump’s campaign slogan, according to Vox. "Because this, right now, is the greatest country on Earth."

Mrs. Obama also spoke about the White House, saying that every day she and her children wake up in a place built by slaves. Today, she said, she lives in a world where her daughters “take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”

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The first lady called for a continuation of progress during her speech. 

“Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life,” she said. "And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that is what I want; I want someone with the proven strength to persevere.

“I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters.”

President Barack Obama showed his support following his wife's speech, tweeting: “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.”

While Trump tweeted about other DNC speakers, he has yet to comment on the first lady's speech, according to AOL:

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Elizabeth Warren, often referred to as Pocahontas, just misrepresented me and spoke glowingly about Crooked Hillary, who she always hated!

Bernie Sanders totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. All of that work, energy and money, and nothing to show for it! Waste of time.

Sources: VoxPresident Obama/Twitter, AOL / Photo credit: KTVU

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