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Kelly Clarkson Defends First Lady Michelle Obama's DNC Speech With Epic Tweet

by Jackie Willis 11:05 AM PDT, July 26, 2016
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Kelly Clarkson is quick!

On Monday night, the American Idol alum raved over first lady Michelle Obama's emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. "Damn! Just saw @MichelleObama speech at DNC tonight!" she tweeted. "That was amazing!! Love her, #imwithher #clinton."

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While onstage, Michelle addressed the historic nature of her husband President Barack Obama's legacy, both as a successful politician and as the nation's first black president. "The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves," she said. "And I watched my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn."

One of Clarkson's Twitter followers took issue with that part of FLOTUS' speech, writing: "I'm not sure I liked the part where she said the White House was built by slaves."

Not missing a beat, the 34-year-old singer responded, "Pretty certain the slaves that built it didn't like it either."

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Clarkson wasn't the only one gushing over the first lady's speech. The president also spoke out in support of his wife. "Incredible speech by an incredible woman," he tweeted. "Couldn't be more proud and our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle."

Take a look at her inspiring speech that has Twitter talking:

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