Obama gave a speech in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and discussed her time in the White House during her husband’s presidency, their children, and what it would mean to youth nationwide to see the first female president in the White House.
“This election — every election — is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of our lives,” Obama stated. “And I am here tonight because, in this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility — only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States. And, that is our friend, Hillary Clinton.”
“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great,” Obama said in rebuke of Republican nominee Donald Trump. “This, right now, is the greatest country on earth.”
Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren also gave speeches in praise of Clinton, in an effort to successfully unify the party once and for all.
“Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” Sanders, Clinton’s opponent in a long, heated battle during the Democratic primary, stated.
Warren also praised Clinton, while delivering unbridled attacks against Donald Trump, and stated, Democrats must ““work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president.”
Pro-Sanders protesters heckled some elected Democrats during the first day of the convention, for their support of Clinton, shouting “We trusted you!” to Warren, in reproach of her support for Clinton. However, Democrats still tried to use Monday’s platform at the convention to begin to mend the party’s division, with some apparent success.
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