Obama gives ringing endorsement of Clinton

leductoanPublished: October 8, 2016
Published: October 8, 2016

President Barack Obama, the star turn on the third day of the Democratic Party’s national convention, slammed Republican candidate Donald Trump’s vision of the United States as being under siege from illegal immigrants and terrorism.

He then panted an optimistic picture under Hillary Clinton.

“Black, white , Latino, Asians ,native Americans, young, old, gay, straight… men, women, both with disability pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big bold country that we love. That’s what I see, that’s the America that I know. And there is only one candidate in this race who believes in that future, has devoted her life to that future, a mother and a grandmother who would do anything to make our children thrive. A leader with real plans to break down barriers and blast through glass ceilings and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American: the next president of the United States: Hillary Clinton.”

Democratic President Obama also predictably described Clinton as being uniquely qualified for the White House.

Real talk, this moment was beautiful. Hillary looks happy and Barack mouths “You’ll do great. I’m so proud of you” https://t.co/tFD6tqYPVZ— Anika Punani Rose (@ItsNasB) July 28, 2016

Earlier US Senator Tim Kaine who said Trump was “a one-man wrecking crew”, accepted the nomination to become Clinton’s running mate.
The convention now awaits Clinton’s formal acceptance of the Democratic party’s nomination to run for president which takes place on the fourth and final day in Philadelphia.

Democrats have buttressed Clinton with a star gathering of current and past party notables at this week’s convention.

By contrast, many prominent Republicans were absent from the party convention that nominated Trump for the White House last week.

But Trump got a boost in opinion polls from his convention. He had a 2-point lead over Clinton in a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May.

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