“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great. This, right now, is the greatest country on earth,” she said, in reference to Donald‘s campaign slogan.
Michelle later opened up about her daughters Malia and Sasha and the first time she sent them to school with the secret service at 10 and seven-years-old, respectively.
“I saw their little faces pressed up against the window and all I could think was, ‘What have we done?’…How well we managed this experience could truly make or break them,” she explained.
Michelle added, “We urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. We insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.”
After her speech, her husband Barack tweeted his support for her.
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.
The 52-year-old First Lady of the United States welcomed stars Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, and Karl Urban to the White House in advance of the movie hitting theaters this Friday, July 22.
“Isn’t it cool that they’re here? They’re stars. There are movie stars here,” Mrs. Obama told the crowd in the South Court Auditorium (via People). “See, I still do this when movie stars show up. I’m like, ‘You’re really here!’”
She continued, “And they’re actually, like, normal-height people, handsome – let’s just admit it, ladies, they’re very handsome, aren’t they? I mean, we’ve got to just let that out. I could tell you wanted to just release that.”
Melania Trump‘s 2016 Republican National Convention speech has been the subject of controversy after passages were strikingly similar to parts of Michelle Obama‘s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.
In particular, one large chunk from Melania‘s speech has many of the same words and structure as Michelle‘s speech.
Inside the cut, you’ll find the full text of both speeches, and the bolded sections are those which are being called into question.
Melania Trump showed support for her husband Donald at the Republican National Convention on Monday night (July 18) but her speech sounded pretty familiar to many viewers.
The 46-year-old former model took to the podium to discuss the values she shares with her presidential hopeful husband and used some of the exact same sentences as Michelle Obama did during her Democratic National Convention speech in 2008.
Both women used phrases such as “you work hard for what you want in life” and “your word is your bond and you do what you say.”
Donald‘s campaign later issued a statement about Melania‘s speech saying, “In her beautiful speech, Melania‘s team of writers took notes on her life’s inspirations, and in some instances included fragments of that reflected her own thinking. Melania’s immigrant experience and love for America shone through her in her speech, which made it such a success.”
Check out the similarities in their speeches below…
“I’ve been in a car months ago with my daughter who learned to drive. That was the only time in seven and a half years that I’ve been in the passenger seat listening to music, rocking out like this,” she explained.
Michelle‘s episode is set to air on Wednesday, July 20th.