An Obama, not the president, brings down the house at Democratic convention

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Luciana Lopez and Amy Tennery PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democrats divided over the future of their party agreed on at least one thing at their national convention in Philadelphia on Monday night: Michelle Obama was a star. The first lady gave a speech in support of a former first lady, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and described America as “the greatest country on earth”, clashing with Republican Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan and bringing an arena crowd riven by a fierce fight for the nomination to its feet. “I wake up every morning 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,” Michelle Obama said.

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