Michelle Obama, a Unifying Force in Philadelphia

First lady's address praising Clinton, vilifying Trump met with rousing cheers

First lady Michelle Obama participates in an event with future college students in the East Room at the White House July 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama gave a rousing endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday, proving to be the most unifying force so far at the Democratic convention.  

The first lady’s remarks about family, her experiences in the White House, her vision for the presidency and her pride at a women nominee for president, brought the delegates to their feet in Philadelphia.  

“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great,” she said in one of several firm swipes she took at GOP nominee Donald Trump.  

She credited Clinton with being tough and resilient in her personal and professional life, and an inspiration not just for women, but for all Americans.  

“Hillary Clinton has a the guts and the grace to keep coming back to put cracks in that highest glass ceiling until she finally breaks through, lifting us up with her,” she said.   

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