Touting Hillary Clinton's vision of America over Republican nominee Donald Trump's, first lady Michelle Obama said at Monday night's opening of the Democratic National Convention that Clinton is the one who will lead America's children in the right direction.
Clinton, she said, is the one "who show our kids what decency and devotion look like."
Noting that she wakes up every day in "a house that was built by slaves," she said she wants her daughters, who have grown up in the White House, to have a more positive role model to succeed her husband, the nation's first black president.
"That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight," she said. "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 … And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dog on the White House lawn."
Because of Clinton, she said, "my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States."
Taking a shot at Trump's signature "Make America Great Again," Obama said, "don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again because this right now is the greatest country on Earth."
This November will not be about Democrat or Republican, left or right, she said, but about "who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives."
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