This Tweet About President Obama's Speech Will Make You Laugh Through Your Tears
At the Democratic National Convention Wednesday, President Barack Obama delivered a nearly-45-minute-long address. And seeing as how he's the leader of the country, it's no surprise that his speech was one of the convention's best thus far. First Lady Michelle Obama's speech, however, might have taken the cake. Inspiring some friendly competition between the two spouses, who each have incredible oratory skills, this tweet about President Obama's speech will make you giggle, even if you're disappointed that it's almost time for him to leave office.
Michelle's speech — which marked one of the first times she's so enthusiastically endorsed Hillary Clinton in a public setting — qualifies as the best DNC speech for more than one reason. It was so good, in fact, that it even prompted CNN, as well as other media outlets, to publish pieces on her reaffirming that she'll never run for presidential office in the future. Well, there go so many Americans' dreams.
In contrast to Republican nominee Donald Trump's ominous depiction of a violent and doomed America, Michelle Obama emphasized just how far the nation has come by focusing on the evolution of civil rights and social justice over the past century. According to some viewers, this gave President Obama's own address a run for his money. This witty tweet comically sums it up:
It's worth noting that even Trump praised the first lady's address. "She did a very good job," he told The Hollywood Reporter. Michelle's statement was powerful and insightful. And most of all, it made citizens feel proud to call America their home. Like a pro, she related her point back to a very powerful, personal anecdote about her children not having to worry about the color of their skin:
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 so that today, I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters, two beautiful and intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.
During his own address the following evening, President Obama proudly acknowledged his wife's strong presence, complimenting her ceaseless support of himself and their children, Malia and Sasha, during his presidency. He referred to Michelle not just as a wife, but as a partner — someone who can hold her own, but helps him to improve:
You fell for my brilliant wife and partner, Michelle ... who has made me a better father and a better man, who has gone on to inspire our nation as first lady and who somehow hasn't aged a day.
It's not difficult to tell that the Obama family is quite the dream team. And not unlike Bill Clinton making the case for his wife's potential presidency, the president's praise of Michelle acknowledged that powerful women dominated the stage at the DNC. And considering Hillary Clinton is now the first female presidential nominee for a major political party in American history, that couldn't be more fitting.