Former first lady Hillary Clinton campaigned with first lady Michelle Obama in North Carolina today, promising to take care of her vegetable garden at the White House.
“She also planted an amazing vegetable garden at the White House!” Clinton said. ”And I promise if I win I will take good care of it, Michelle.”
Clinton gushed over Michelle Obama, praising her for her initiatives as First Lady, her looks, and her style.
“She played a mean round of carpool karaoke,” Clinton said, “And among the many real privileges I’ve had is to see the president and the first lady dance.”
“Wow,” she said with a sigh. “One could only hope.”
She praised Obama for advocating for healthier food and more exercise, and supporting military families, but most of all her commitment to get more girls educated.
“Seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than Michelle Obama?” she continued.
Clinton tried to express first lady sisterhood with Obama, pointing out that she was familiar with the challenges in the White House as the wife of the president.
“As our first African-American first lady, she’s faced pressures I never did,” Clinton said. “And she’s handled them with pure grace. By any standards, she has been an outstanding first lady who has made us all so proud.”
Clinton called both Barack and Michelle Obama “such wonderful friends” to her entire family.
The joint rally in North Carolina with Michelle Obama was Clinton’s first time appearing with the first lady. According to the fire marshall, the arena was packed with 11,000 people.
Obama appeared overwhelmed by the flattery, admitting that she was taken aback when she took the podium after Clinton.
“She has shown us such strength, such grace, refusing to be knocked down, refusing to be counted out,” the first lady said, referring to Clinton’s campaign for president.
Obama echoed several of the themes of her Democratic National Convention speech, reminding voters how important it was to vote for a good role model for children as president.
She specifically warned voters against getting discouraged by the election and urged them to go out and vote.
“That’s the strategy. To make this election so dirty and ugly that we don’t want any part of it,” she said. “So when you hear folks talking about a global conspiracy and saying that this election is rigged, understand that they are trying to get you to stay home.”
Obama argued that Hillary had done everything she could to win, and that now it was on voters to deliver a victory.
“If Hillary Clinton doesn’t win this election, that will be on us,” she said. “It will be because we did not stand with her.”