Michelle Obama rallies youth for Clinton; slams birtherism

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US First Lady Michelle Obama took a dig at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying America "needs an adult in the White House" and not a person who is "erratic and threatening". "And that is especially true for young people, like all of you".

"Here's the truth: either Hillary Clinton or her opponent will be elected president this year", the first lady said, according to Politico.

"There's no such thing as a flawless candidate", she said. "Just a few months left", she says. "Oh! The stakes are too high to take that chance" by not voting or casting a protest vote for someone else, she said.

Michelle, without mentioning Trump, 70, said the USA needs someone who is compassionate.

The two former political foes of the Democratic presidential nominee hold distinct but distinctly important appeals to voters where Clinton has significant weaknesses.

"When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can't just pop-off or lash out irrationally", she said at Philadelphia's La Salle University that morning.

In response to a question about tax plans, Clinton said her plan would enhance the economy without adding a "penny to the debt", but Trump bizarrely responded with a line criticizing her for being public about her plan to defeat ISIS on her website, which he said Gen. Douglas MacArthur wouldn't do because it tips off the enemy.

If a candidate thinks not paying taxes makes you smart or that it's good business when people lose their homes.

As she promoted her husband's record, including on the Affordable Care Act, job creation and LGBT rights, Obama slammed Trump's history of promoting the so-called birther movement, with " hurtful, deceitful questions deliberately created to undermine" her husband's presidency. Despite origins of the inquiry, she indicated that such facts could not "blamed on others, or swept under the rug by an insincere sentence uttered at a press conference". Elizabeth Warren, Obama dedicated much of her speech to sell a pro-Clinton message instead of a dominant anti-Trump theme.

I don't care what side of the fence you're on - she's making a very strong point here. This statement ignores the repeated lies from Clinton that have been documented, such as continued insistence that as former Secretary of State, she did not send classified information over a private email server, which the FBI Director has stated clearly and repeatedly that she has. Because your answers to these questions on election day will determine who sits in the Oval Office after Barack Obama.

She also attempted to reassure voters that Clinton is healthy.

"[In 2008], people had all kinds of questions about what kind of president Barack would be".

"The presidency doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are", she told the cheering crowd.

Michelle said Clinton is the best one to be the next president of the US.

Her Keystone State appearances on Wednesday come as both Trump and Clinton remain deadlocked in the polls here.