Real deal: Michelle Obama shows how she won American hearts

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Real deal: Michelle Obama shows how she won American hearts

With a professed disdain for politics, along with a veiled attack on Trump, she once again showed her allure

Rozina Sabur

Sitting in a cosy room and leaning into the camera lens, Michelle Obama reminded Americans just how she became a cultural icon since leaving the White House as she gave the closing speech at the Democratic Convention on Monday night.

The former first lady’s address was more akin to Franklin D Roosevelt’s fireside chats than the rousing speeches traditionally delivered on the opening night of the political spectacle, but the unusual format highlighted Obama’s greatest strength: her authenticity.

“Enough of you know me by now,” she said. “You know that I tell you exactly what I’m feeling. You know I hate politics. But you also know that I care about this nation.”..

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