Michelle Obama stole the show Monday night during her speech at the first night of the Democratic National Convention. She remarked on how amazing it is, and how far we've come as a nation, that a Black president and his family can live in a house that was built by slaves. Adding that, in many ways, Hillary Clinton can do the same for women what her husband has done for America's Black community.
Her stirring speech left many in the audience, and at home, in tears. Barack Obama was one of those moved by the speech, and tweeted out a love letter to his wife and first lady. Michelle's speech and Barack's heartfelt reaction was just another moment that made many Americans proud that these two have led our country for eight years.
Obama tweeted out just moments after his wife finished her speech, and the tweet went viral in minutes, garnering more than 140,000 retweets and 390,000 likes.
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
The President was far from the only person to tweet their awe at Michelle's incredible speech.
"I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves." YES! @MichelleObama delivered the truth while cloaked in grace & beautiful strength ❤❤— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 26, 2016
"When they go low ...we go high" - @MichelleObama 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) July 26, 2016
Fans of the first lady also took to Instagram to share memes of support and adoration. Some even continued to compare Michelle to Melania Trump, who was infamously caught plagiarizing one of Michelle's former speeches at the Republican National Convention.
Amazing DNC speech from a class act. All the respect - so glad I got to see her with you in DC at #USOW #Repost @nicolebaldwininc ・・・ Such a #powerful statement from a #powerful woman. Don't ever stoop down to your enemies level, make them come up to yours. Always look at the big picture and ALWAYS look at opposition as footstools. You have the God given power to go as high as you want to in this lifetime. Thank you Mrs. #Obama for such #inspiring, encouraging and uplifting words. #flotus #empowerment #success #entrepreneur #veteran #womenempowerment #women #love #faith #haters #overachiever #dnc #rnc #power #speech #millionairemindset #investor #gogetter #happiness #joy #empowerment #empowering #flotus #michelleobama
It's clear that when President Obama leaves office, we will also be losing one of, if not, the most poised, graceful, and intelligent first ladies in the history of America as well.
Her speech reminded many, including her husband, why we should be proud of our country.
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