Two first ladies in spot­light

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WIN­STON- SALEM: As first ladies they could hardly have been more dif­fer­ent. But as Democrats look­ing to fire up fe­male vot­ers, Michelle Obama and Hil­lary Clin­ton were firmly bonded.

In their first joint ap­pear­ance on the cam­paign trail on Thurs­day, Mrs Obama and Clin­ton talked up their shared re­spect and sin­gu­lar goal: de­feat­ing Repub­li­can Don­ald Trump. They pa­pered over their vastly dif­fer­ent paths through pub­lic life.

With Mrs Obama aim­ing to se­cure her hus­band’s legacy and Clin­ton need­ing to pro­pel women to the polls, the two sought to cel­e­brate their po­lit­i­cal mar­riage of mu­tual in­ter­est and re­as­sure vot­ers it’s real.

“Se­ri­ously, is there any­one more in­spir­ing than Michelle Obama?” Clin­ton asked in North Carolina..

Mrs Obama de­clared the feel­ing mu­tual.

She re­ferred to Clin­ton as “my girl” and of­fered re­as­sur­ance that her tes­ti­mony for Clin­ton was both per­sonal and po­lit­i­cal.

Since she’d emerged as Clin­ton’s head­line-grab­bing sur­ro­gate, peo­ple won­dered one thing, Mrs Obama noted.

“Yes, Hil­lary Clin­ton is my friend,” she an­swered. – ANA-AP

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