Michelle Obama knocked it out of the park last night with her moving speech at the Democratic National Convention.
During the speech, Obama made a reference to her now-famous adage,
“When they go low, we go high.
“But let’s be clear: going high does not mean putting on a smile and saying nice things when confronted by viciousness and cruelty. Going high means taking the harder path.”
And going high means unlocking the shackles of lies and mistrust with the only thing that can truly set us free: the cold hard truth. So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can.
Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is.”
The necklace she wore for the appearance, a custom necklace from ByChari, a Black-owned LA jewelry brand, hammered home her message in gold letter: “VOTE.”
The brand’s Twitter account wrote on Monday night,
“I never imagined that something I’m so passionate about could mean so much to so many!
The response has been incredible and I am beyond honored and humbled that @michelleobama wore my design.”
According to CNN, the necklace was the top-trending search on U.S. Google in the last hour of the convention.
Obama’s choice of jewelry was a nod to her time in the White House, when she often used her outfits (which critics and fans alike would discuss anyway) in order to send a message.
Michelle’s name began trending on Twitter on Monday night as people commended her stirring message,
“If you take one thing from my words tonight, it is this: If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me they can—and they will—if we don’t make a change in this election.
If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it.”
Because they do. Watch.
I never imagined that something I’m so passionate about could mean so much to so many! The response has been incredible and I am beyond honored and humbled that @michelleobama wore my design. pic.twitter.com/rbkEZ7HUei— BYCHARI (@ByChari) August 18, 2020
If you look closely, Michelle Obama’s necklace reads V-O-T-E pic.twitter.com/5V5LfujLnW— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 18, 2020
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You all know me by now. You know that I tell you exactly what I’m feeling, and that I’m no fan of politics. But you also know how much I love this country and how much I care about all our children. And right now, I’m deeply troubled by what our kids are witnessing—a nation that’s underperforming not just on matters of policy, but on matters of character. In our hearts, we know that so much of what’s happening is just not right. It’s not who we want to be. And if we want any chance to end the chaos, the division, and the nastiness; if we want to keep alive the possibility of progress on the issues we hold dear, we’ve got to elect @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris like our lives depend on it. Joe Biden is a profoundly decent man, guided by his faith. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic, and lead a country. Kamala Harris is a dedicated public servant who has committed her life to fighting for those who can use a hand up. Together, they will listen. They will tell the truth and trust science. And they will make smart plans and manage a good team. Because Joe Biden has served this nation without ever losing sight of who he is, but even more than that, he’s never lost sight of who we are—all of us. And he will channel that same grit and compassion to pick us up, help us heal, and guide us forward. To everyone who has given so much this summer to awaken our consciences and shout out for justice—I could not be more proud of you. Keep it up. Because progress isn’t an either/or proposition. If we want to move forward, we’ve got to march. We’ve got to kneel. We’ve got to protest. And we’ve got to vote—and make sure everyone we know does, too. So vote early, in-person if you can. Request your mail-in ballots right now—tonight—and send them back immediately, and follow up to make sure they were received. And when Election Day comes, get prepared to wait in line overnight if you have to. Because if we want to be able to look our children in the eye after this election, if we want to realize the progress that we seek, we’ve got to do everything we can to elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
Trump just trashed Michelle Obama‘s speech:
“She was over her head, and frankly, she should’ve made the speech live, which she didn’t do, she taped it. And it was not only taped, it was tape a long time ago, because she had the wrong [coronavirus] deaths.”
Strange to brag about Americans that died because of your failed leadership, but he’s right about the number… here’s the current total of #TrumpVirus fatalities.