Two first ladies in spotlight
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