President Obama was still at the White House when Michelle Obama spoke, but he made sure she knew she had made him proud.
Obama called his wife to tell her what an incredible job she had done, says Obama's spokeswoman. He told aides he had been impressed not only by the power of her words, but with the "great zeal" with which she spoke.
Joining Obama as he watched Mrs. Obama on Tuesday were his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, and mother-in-law Marian Robinson.
Before the speech, Obama chatted over dinner with his daughters about their first day of school. The two girls will fly to Charlotte after school on Thursday — in time for Dad's big speech.
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