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'Can't wait for Michelle Obama to be prez': Twitter reacts to First Lady's speech


First lady Michelle Obama stepped into the presidential election on Monday with a forceful, impassioned defence of Hillary Clinton, casting her as the only candidate who can be trusted as a role model for the nation's children. She took numerous swipes at Republican Donald Trump, all without mentioning his name.

"This election and every election is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives," Obama said on the opening night of the Democratic convention. "There is only one person I trust with that responsibility, only one person I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is Hillary Clinton."

The first lady was among a high-wattage line-up of speakers taking the stage, all but wiping away earlier tumult that had exposed deep tensions between Clinton supporters and those loyal to her primary opponent Bernie Sanders.

First Lady Michelle Obama takes the stage during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The first lady was among a high-wattage line-up of speakers taking the stage. Photo: AP.

While Obama has often avoided overt politics during her nearly eight years in the White House, her frustration with Trump's rise was evident. She warned that the White House couldn't be in the hands of someone with "a thin skin or a tendency to lash out" or someone who tells voters the country can be great again.

"This right now, is the greatest country on earth," she said.

Predictably, Twitter went wild with memes, references and quotes. Here's our pick:

President Obama was effusive in his love for his wife

With inputs from AP

First Published On : Jul 26, 2016 08:47 IST

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