“Donald Trump is not the right president for our country.” These words are those that Michelle Obama made during her speech on Monday, August 17, during the Democratic convention supposed to validate the candidacy of Joe Biden . A sensational entry, which she accompanied with an equally striking sartorial detail.
The former First Lady of the United States, whose taste for fashion is known to all, appeared facing the camera wearing a necklace from which hung four small golden letters in upper case: “V”, “O”, “T” and “ E ”. The message behind it has not gone unnoticed, according to the number of reactions on social media.
Someone find me Michelle Obama’s VOTE necklace immediately please, I need to wear it every day for the rest of my life.
— Amanda Litman (@amandalitman) August 18, 2020
— Jacob Scott (@jakeysnakey12) August 18, 2020
As a result, orders to get the famous jewel immediately jumped. This is what its creator, the African-American jeweler Chari Cuthbert explained to the Daily Beast . “It was surreal,” she breathes. I sat at my desk and cried [for joy]. ”
The necklace is not new. “I created it during the last presidential election (in 2016, editor’s note). I knew I had to do it again ”, she told Pop Sugar. . It is on sale on the site of its brand BYCHARI, created in 2012, for a little over 300 dollars (a little over 250 euros).
“A total lack of empathy”
The latter could not echo Michelle Obama’s speech more. “We have to vote as we did in 2008 and 2012,” she said. We have to show ourselves with the same burst of passion and hope for Joe Biden.
We need to come and vote early, and in person if we can. We need to request our mail-in ballots now, tonight, and return them immediately. Make sure they have been received and that your friends and family are doing the same. ”
The former First Lady did not hold back her blows, nor failed to sting Donald Trump. “Whenever we look to the White House for direction, or comfort, or some semblance of stability, what we receive instead is chaos, division and a complete and utter lack of empathy, ”she continued, closing the evening.
The convention is due to end this Thursday with the speech of Joe Biden who, nearly half a century after his first election to the Senate, will officially accept the nomination of his party to challenge the Republican billionaire.