“I am going to be a great leader and a great wife for my husband,” Michelle Obama told the United Nations General Assembly, before launching into a powerful attack on the GOP for its continued efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
“We will be better together,” she said, before referring to the two Democratic presidential candidates.
“We can always be better, and together we can make it happen.”
She went on to praise her husband and their son, Chelsea, saying that the United States “will never stop fighting to improve the lives of our children and grandchildren.”
“This is an extraordinary time in our country’s history, and for many Americans, this is their first real chance to be the leader they want to be, a leader who believes in them and in the goodness and promise of our democracy,” she continued.
“For the first time in their lives, these young men and women will not have to fight for this country they love.
But they will have the chance to do it together.”
The speech was part of the Obama family’s tour of the United Nation, the world body’s highest political forum.
The family was joined by U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Samantha Power, and several other high-ranking officials.
It was the first appearance by the Obamas in a year, following their first visit to the country in 2016, where they were met with protests and even a firebombing by pro-Trump activists.
It marked the first full visit by the First Family since former President Barack Obama left office in January.
Bill and Michelle Obama are joined by their son Chelsea and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Watch the video here:Bill and Melania Obama will deliver the UN speech at 9:30am Eastern time (2:30pm Pacific time) on Saturday, February 14, 2017.
WATCH: ‘I’m so glad you were here’: President Obama addresses the UNGeneral AssemblyWatch the video above for a preview of the speech.