The first night of the Democratic National Convention was awkward with Hillary and Bernie Sanders fans at odds. The energy in the room changed completely with Michelle Obama speaking. She was well received by both Democrats and Republicans. If numbers are any indicator Michelle was more popular than Melania, not surprising on account of the perception that she wouldn’t write her own speech, which later was found to be true after Melania’s “speechwriter” plagiarized 2 paragraphs from Michelle’s speech almost word for word.
Via RealTimePolitics: More than 500,000 people watched the first night of the Democratic National Convention compared to those who tuned in for the first night of the Republican National Convention.
Via DailyCaller: According to the Hollywood Reporter, 10.6 million people watched Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders speak in Philadelphia — during the primetime hour — while only 10.1 million watched Sheriff David Clarke and Melania Trump in Cleveland last week.
ABC News garnered 4.2 million viewers Monday night, while NBC had 3.8 million and CBS pulled in 2.6 million.
Michelle Obama slammed Donald Trump, without mentioning him. Highlights:
“When you have the nuclear codes at you fingertips and military at your command, you can’t make snap decisions,” Obama said. “You can’t have thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and well-informed. I want a president with a record of public service, someone whose life work shows our children we don’t chase fame and fortune for ourselves.”
“Don’t let someone tell you this country isn’t great — that we need to make it great again. Because, right now, this country is the greatest country on Earth.