Michelle Obama Gives a Master Class in Low Key Shade

"When they go low, We go high."

By Claire Downs

Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama came THROUGH with her beyond perfect address to convention-goers and the nation. Her moving words about her time in the White House, her family, and the state of our country had Dems completely in formation. On a night when the Democratic party was consumed in controversy over an email hack scandal, FLOTUS came through and silenced all the ridiculousness with an epic speech for the ages. The reigning Slay Queen of the world didn’t just give Americans hope for future generations; she destroyed all the hate Donald Trump has been spewing and she didn’t even mention his name. Not one time! It was a display of class and shade that inspired Twitter praise and spectacular memes. Let’s relive the tweets and highest moments of shade, because this is what we live for. What a time to be alive!

All of Twitter mourned Michelle’s upcoming departure from the White House (OMG) and reminded us of FLOTUS’ flawlessness.

Of course the show-stopping tweet of the night came from her husband, President Barack Obama.


  • “That is what Barack and I think about every day as we try to guide and protect our girls through the challenges of this unusual life in the spotlight, how we urge them to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.”

  • “How we insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on TV does not represent the true spirit of this country.”

  • “How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”

  • “Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out.”

  • “So, look, so don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again. Because this right now is the greatest country on earth!.”

Former Nevada State Assemblywoman talks to VH1’s Carri Twigg about the email controversy regarding Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.

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