President Barack Obama wiped away a tear as he started talking about the first lady during Tuesday’s farewell address — and then things got real emotional.
“Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, girl of the south side, for the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend,” Obama said toward the end of his speech from Chicago.
“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and made it your own with grace and grit and style and good humor,” he continued. “You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You’ve made me proud. You’ve made the country proud.” Read more…