While Michelle Obama is perhaps the most popular public figure in the country — and while she has given several powerful speeches in support of Hillary Clinton, including a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention — she had not yet appeared at one of Clinton’s rallies. That changed Thursday, when the First Lady introduced the Democratic nominee at an event in Winston-Salem, N.C. and spoke to Clinton’s qualifications for the presidency.
“Hillary doesn’t play — she has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime,” the first lady said. “Yes, more than Barack. Yes, more than Bill. So, she is absolutely ready to be commander in chief on day one. And yes, she happens to be a woman.”
Michelle Obama has become one of Clinton’s most powerful advocates. In July, the first lady delivered one of the most powerful speeches at the DNC, during which she asserted, “Today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” Two weeks ago, after leaked audio of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault triggered women everywhere, Mrs. Obama stated that the subsequent sexual assault allegations against him had “shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.”
Watch Michelle Obama’s full speech below: