Hillary Clinton has employed a large group of high profile surrogates including President Obama to campaign across the country ahead of election day, but none of the surrogates have been more effective at making the case against Donald Trump than first lady Michelle Obama.
Clinton’s campaign announced Sunday that the two women will campaign together for the first time on Thursday in North Carolina.
“She has exceeded our expectations in terms of how many events she has been able to do, willing to do,” Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon said of the first lady. “Her team keeps surprising us with additional availability and we can’t, from our vantage point, we can’t get her out there enough. She’s been an absolute rock star.”
So far, Michelle Obama has appeared for Clinton six times since the first lady gave a powerful speech on night one of the Democratic National Convention. At a speech earlier this month in New Hampshire, Obama said that Trump’s remarks about how he women will let him do “anything” because he is a “star” heard in a leaked video have “shaken me to my core,” and she called on voters not to dismiss them as “just another day’s headline.”