Michelle Obama to Muslims, immigrants: “This country belongs to you.”

MCLATCHY DC --

In her final speech as first lady on Friday, Michelle Obama singled out young immigrants and Muslims, many of whom express apprehension about president-elect Donald Trump.

“Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story — because you do,” she said. “Know that this country belongs to you, to all of you. From every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition ... that has made us the greatest country on earth.”

Religious diversity is “not a threat to who we are,” she said, “it makes us who we are.”

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