Former First Lady Michelle Obama received a huge honor from an audience last night. Obama truly represents what it means to be a First Lady, and Melania Trump should take note.
Michelle Obama was presented the prestigious Arthur Ashe ESPY Award on Wednesday. And she did so with her usual grace and class.
She also took the opportunity to honor winner Eunice Shriver, the founder of the Special Olympics. And the crowd gave her a standing ovation when she hit the stage.
But it wasn’t a fake standing ovation, like the ones Donald Trump is always talking about. The demented Trump seems to think that people are cheering him on wherever he goes.
As you can see from the video, the ovation goes on for several seconds. It’s hard to tell which great woman the crowd was more excited about.
Obama started, “I am here tonight to honor a remarkable woman. A woman who believed everyone has something to contribute and everyone deserves to push themselves to find out what they’re made of and to compete and win.”
Obama continued, “She knew that when we give others a chance to fulfill our greatest potential, we all win.” Obama was the perfect choice to give this award, because she also fights to help people achieve their potential.
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Obama then described how Shriver was a champion for people with intellectual disabilities. Shriver also created the Special Olympics in the 1960s and now it’s a major global event.
Unfortunately Shriver, the sister of former President John F. Kennedy, died in 2009. So she wasn’t on hand to receive the award.
Instead, her son Timothy accepted the award on her behalf. But her spirit lives on through the Special Olympics.
Tim Shriver was also awed by Obama’s speech. He summed up her performance by saying, “Once a great first lady, still a great first lady.”
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Michelle Obama did much to help military families and school children while serving as First Lady.
Melania Trump, however, has struggled with her new role as First Lady.
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Melania should take notes from Michelle Obama’s appearance at the ESPYs. That’s because she’s struggled in her role as first lady.
In fact, Melania didn’t even spend the first several months of President Trump’s term in the White House. Instead, she hid away in Trump Tower with her son, Barron.
She’s also flubbed several traditional First Lady roles. For example, the annual White House egg roll was a complete disaster thanks to her lack of planning.
She also hasn’t fought for many causes as First Lady. She did promise to fight cyberbullying, but that’s laughable since her husband is the biggest bully of them all.
Michelle Obama, however, successfully fought for better school lunches for kids. She also worked with Dr. Jill Biden to start a program to help military families.
Melania, in contrast, seems to hate her role as first lady. It doesn’t even look like she wants to be in Washington.
The ESPY presentation was a reminder of how much we miss having the Obamas in the White House. Share this story on Facebook if you agree that Michelle Obama was a better First Lady than Melania Trump.