Hillary Clinton’s 1st Campaign Appearance With Michelle Obama

Hillary Clinton’s 1st Campaign Appearance With Michelle ObamaHillary Clinton’s 1st Campaign Appearance With Michelle Obama

Hillary Clinton made her first campaign appearance with first lady Michelle Obama who has emerged as a powerful advocate for the former secretary of state, senator and first lady who is seeking to become the United States’ first female president.

Their joint appearance at a campaign rally in the critical swing state of North Carolina drew an estimated 11,000 people, according to the fire marshal, making it one of the largest crowds to attend a Clinton campaign appearance, AFP reported.

“Seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than Michelle Obama?” Clinton asked, and the crowd responded with boisterous cheers.

Obama reciprocated and referred to Clinton as “my girl” while reassuring the crowd that her support was not just political, but personal.

The first lady emerged as a powerful supporter for Clinton first at the summer’s Democratic nominating convention and then, again, earlier this month with the compelling comments she made in response to revelations of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s vulgar comments about women.

“Yes, Hillary Clinton is my friend,” Obama said, although the two have not been known to be especially close. The two women spoke of their mutual respect, shared values and their common goal of defeating Trump.

Obama acknowledged her reluctance to stand in the political spotlight but, she said, the stakes were too high to not take an active role.

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