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Michelle Obama: ‘We Deserve a President Who Can Bring Out What Is Best in Us — Our Kindness and Decency’

Friday in Fairfax, VA, while campaigning for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama said, ‘We live in a country where a girl like me from the south side of Chicago, whose great-great-grandfather was a slave, can go to some of the finest universities on Earth.”

Obama said, “I  have always believed in our hearts, that we as Americans were fundamentally good folks and we all truly want the same things. That’s the thing, we’re not that different. time and again Barack and I have met people who disagree with everything we’ve ever said but they still welcome us into their communities. They keep their minds open, willing to listen, and while we might not change each others’ minds, we walk away knowing we’re not that different. Folks in this country are working long hours to send their kids to college like my mom and dad did for me. They’re helping raise Barack’s grandkids. They’re teaching their kids the same values Barack and I are trying to teach our girls. You work hard for what you want in life. That you treat people with respect even if they look or think differently from you. That when somebody is struggling, you don’t turn away and you certainly don’t take advantage.”

“No, you imagine walking a mile in their shoes and you do what you can to help because that’s what we do in America,” she continued. “We live in a country where a girl like me from the south side of Chicago, whose great-great-grandfather was a slave, can go to some of the finest universities on Earth. We live in a country where a biracial kid from Hawaii named Barack Obama, the son of a single mother, can become president. A country that has always been a beacon for people who have come to our shores and poured their backbreaking hard work into what has made America great. That is what has made America great. Do not ever forget it. I know in my heart we deserve a president who can see the truths in us. A president who believes each of us is part of the American story and we’re always stronger together. We deserve a president who can bring out what is best in us, our kindness and decency. Our courage and determination so we can keep on perfecting our union and passing down those blessings of liberty to our children. I have never been more confident that Hillary Clinton will be that president.”

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