US election: Michelle Obama denounces Trump ‘hate’

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

US first lady, Michelle Obama has denounced Republican Donald Trump and passionately backed Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“The hateful language… from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country,” she said, to loud cheers and applause.

“Don’t stoop to their level. Our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”

Earlier, Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders urged Democrats to back Mrs Clinton.

She will accept the party’s presidential nomination on Thursday, when a roll call of how states’ delegates are voting is to be read out.

“While Donald Trump is busy insulting one group after another, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths,” Mr Sanders said.

Some supporters of the senator, who had been Mrs Clinton’s rival in the Democratic primary, booed at mention of Mrs Clinton’s name; others wore duct tape with the word “silenced” over their mouths.

Mrs Obama’s speech was widely seen as an attack on Mr Trump, although she did not mention the Republican nominee by name.

She said she wanted her husband to be succeeded by “somebody who knows this job and takes it seriously” and that could only be Mrs Clinton.

Five times Michelle Obama referred to Donald Trump: “When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. We urge them [our daughters] to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great. Issues facing a president cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. Ideal president can’t have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out.”

Because of the Democrats’ candidate, she said, “my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”

In other remarks, she praised Mrs …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper