Michelle Obama focuses on children in speech before Democratic National Convention

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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)

Michelle Obama focused on her hopes for what our next president will teach America's children in her speech before the Democratic National Convention Monday night.

"...In 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," the first lady told the crowd in Philadelphia.

She followed by saying the only person she trusts with that responsibility is Hillary Clinton, touting her experience as a mother who has raised her own daughter Chelsea "to perfection."

"I want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters," Obama said.

The first lady made mentions of the recent shootings in Orlando and Dallas before turning her speech towards her own children and how it is not lost on her that she lives in a house that was built by slaves.

"And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the white house lawn," Obama said. "And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States."

Obama's speech was met by cheers from the crowd. While some of the crowd rose to their feet in support of her endorsement of Clinton, others in the crowd remained seated, a reflection of the tone of the night, which saw repeated vocal clashes between Clinton supporters and their Bernie Sanders counterparts.

President Obama, who is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, tweeted his support for his wife's speech, calling her "an incredible woman."


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