"We don't stoop to their level. Our motto is: 'When they go low, we go high.'"
And so said Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention last night, where she publicly supported Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States and shot down Donald Trump - without ever mentioning him by name.
“There is only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be President of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton,” she said. “And when she didn’t win the nomination eight years ago, she didn’t get angry, or disillusioned...as a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her desires and disappointments.”
Her speech pointedly referred to children - the next generation of Americans who will have to live with the choices made by adults at the polls on November 8 - specifically her two girls whose father was the first African-American POTUS.
Her message was poignant:
"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."
Michelle's speech is already being hailed as one of the best ever for her passion, power and emotion. Watch it in full:
Her husband had this reaction:
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