Michelle Obama made an emotional appeal to millions of Americans during her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, highlighting the historic nature of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.
But one line in particular made the audience go wild.
“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,” she said.
“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 grew visibly emotional as she spoke — her voice trembled and she appeared close to tears.
“So 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 n0w, is the greatest country on earth.”
This isn’t the first time the first lady has mentioned the dark racial history of the White House — she made a similar point during her graduation speech at City College in New York in June.
The speech, particularly the line about slaves, was widely praised on social media:
Watch the full speech here (the line about waking up in the White House begins at 11:43):
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