United States First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was the one candidate ready to be president, as she poured scorn on Donald Trump’s behavior and temperament.
“In this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States, and that is our friend Hillary Clinton,” she said to standing ovations.
“In this election, I’m with her.”
Obama painted a picture of her husband’s first secretary of state as a competent, steely politician who does not make “snap decisions” or judgments.
“You can’t have a thin skin or tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well informed,” she said.
And she noted how Clinton, when she lost her Democratic nomination race to Barack Obama in 2008, “didn’t get angry or disillusioned.”
“As a true public servant, Hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own desires and disappointments.”