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Michelle Obama gives preview of Biden pitch: ‘He listens’

Former first lady Michelle Obama advocated for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a preview of her speech Monday at the opening of the virtual Democratic National Convention. 

The DNC released a video Monday evening ahead of Obama’s speech, in which the former first lady framed Biden as “decent” and experienced.

“I know Joe,” she said in the clip. “He is a profoundly decent man guided by faith. He was a terrific vice president. He knows what it takes to rescue an economy, beat back a pandemic and lead our country.”

“And he listens,” she continued. “He will tell the truth and trust science. He will make smart plans and manage a good team. And he will govern as someone who’s lived a life that the rest of us can recognize.”

The convention released the clip of Obama’s speech along with excerpts from other speakers scheduled for the first night of the convention, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R).

Obama will kick-start the virtual Democratic convention, the first of its kind due to the coronavirus pandemic. Her speech is expected to condemn President Trump and rally Democrats to vote for the former vice president. 

Her husband, former President Obama, is slated to speak Wednesday.

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