The 5-year-old pulls off a great impression of Michelle Obama as she utters the former first lady's quotes and lists her achievements.
Michelle Obama might have left the White House nearly 5 years ago but she continues to inspire millions all over the world. One example of that was a little girl in Detroit, Michigan, who dressed up as the former first lady and imitated her in a cute video that's trending online. Five-year-old girl Rosie channeled her inner Michelle Obama as she can be seen walking towards the camera, listing out the many achievements and quotes of the former first lady, reported Yahoo News. The video was shot by her mother, Kenya White. She later added that they often create characters at home and act them out and Rosie pulls off a Michelle Obama pretty well.
“I am a role model for women, advocate for healthy families, attorney, and an author," the five-year-old can be heard saying in the clip. "I am also a fashion icon. When someone is mean, cruel, or acts like a bully, we don’t stoop to their level, no. Our motto is, when they go low, we go high.” Kenya White spoke about the video after it went viral. “It’s something we do as a household hobby as we love to create. This video was super fun to make because Rosie loves to do a model walk,” said White.
Obama's motto that Rosie uttered was from the former first lady's convention speech in 2016. It was a time then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump was falsely alleging that then-President Barack Obama was not American. Michelle Obama said the pair could handle the vitriol but they wanted to protect their daughters. "That is what Barack and I think about every day,” said Obama, “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 that 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,” she added, according to LA Times.
Donald Trump did not stop making personal attacks on Obamas after becoming President either. Michelle Obama kept her peace and spoke out against the former President when it mattered most, at the Democratic convention, echoing her motto from the last convention 4 years earlier. “Going high is the only thing that works,” she reminded the crowd. She also took potshots at Trump before endorsing Biden. “You simply cannot fake your way through this job,” said Michelle at the time, reported Politico. “Being president doesn’t change who you are. It reveals who you are."
The former first lady has been a source of guidance and inspiration for many and the Obamas reminded us why yet again, as they released a powerful speech in the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial, after the former Minneapolis cop was found guilty of murdering a 46-year-old man George Floyd. "True justice requires that we come to terms with the fact that Black Americans are treated differently, every day," said the Obamas in a statement before urging people to continue the fight against racism. "While today's verdict may have been a necessary step on the road to progress, it was far from a sufficient one. We cannot rest. We will need to follow through with the concrete reforms that will reduce and ultimately eliminate racial bias in our criminal justice system. We will need to redouble efforts to expand economic opportunity for those communities that have been too long marginalized," the statement continued, reported NPR.