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thank you. thank you all so much. [cheers] thank you. [cheers] thank you all very, very much. [cheers] thank you for that amazing all for thek you great convention that we have had. [cheers] and just say, thank you. [cheers]
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mother andd to be a so proud of the woman you have become. thank you for bringing market to our family and charlotte and aden into the world. bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago -- [cheers] it is still going strong. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! mrs. clinton: that conversation has lasted through good times that told us with joy -- filled us with joy and hard times that tested us and i even got in a few words and along the way --
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in along the way. [cheers] on tuesday night i was so happy to see that my explainer in chief is still on the job. grateful to the rest of my family and to the friends of a lifetime, for all of you, whose hard work brought us tonight together, and to those of you who joined this campaign this week, thank you. what a remarkable week it has been. [cheers] we heard the man from hope, bill hope,n, and the man of barack obama. [cheers] america is stronger because of
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president obama's leadership and that better because of his friendship. -- i am better because of his friendship. [cheers] terrific viceour president, the one and only joe biden. [cheers] he spoke from his big heart about our committees -- parties commitment to working people. and first lady michelle obama reminded us -- [cheers] that our children are watching. and the president we elect is going to be their president, too . and for those of you out there who are just getting to know tim kaine. [cheers]
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you will soon understand why the people of virginia keep promoting him from city council to mayor, to governor and now senator and he will make our whole country proud as our next vice president. [cheers] and i want to thank bernie sanders. [cheers] inspiredour campaign millions of americans,
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particularly the young people who do their hearts and souls into our primary. [cheers] you put economic and social justice issues brought and center where they belong. [cheers] and to all of your supporters here and around the country, i want you to know that i've heard you, your cause is our cause. [cheers] our country needs your ideas, energy and passion. turnis the only way we can our progressive platform into real change for america. [cheers]
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we wrote to together, now let's go out and make it happen together. [cheers] my friends, we have come to philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation because what happened agohe city 200 and 40 years still has something to teach us today. , but wenow the story usually focus on how it turned out and not enough on how close that story came to never being written at all. when representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king and somebody went to stick it to the king.
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the revolution hung in the balance. then somehow they began listening to each other. compromising. finding common purpose. [cheers] and by the time they left philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation. that is what made it possible to stand up to a king, that the courage, they had courage. our founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. [cheers] now america is once again at a moment of reckoning. powerful forces are threatening
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to pull us apart. bonds of trust and respect are framed. ng.frayi and just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. it truly is up to us. we have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rest together. -- rise together. [cheers] our country's mother is e pluribus unum. one.of many, we are will be stager to that motto -- will we be true to that motto? [cheers] we heard donald comes answer. he was to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. he is betting that the perils of today's world will blind us to
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its unlimited promise. he is taken the republican party a long way from mourning in america to midnight in america. futures us to fear the and fear each other. know, a great democratic president, frank without a roosevelt came up with the perfect rebuke to drum. more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time, the only thing we have to fear is. self -- fear itself. [cheers] now, we are cleared -- clear eyed about what our country is up against. but we are not afraid. we will rise to the challenge
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just as we always have. we will not build a wall, instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one. [cheers] and we will build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy. [cheers] we will not been a religion, we and work with all americans our allies to fight and if the terrorism. -- defeat terrorism. [cheers] yet we know there is a lot to do. too many people have not had a pay raise since the crash.
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there is too much inequality, too little social mobility, too much for alice's in washington. paralysis in washington. too many threats at home and abroad. just look for a minute at the strength we bring as americans to meet these challenges. we have the most dynamic into first people in the world. [cheers] we have the most tolerant and generous young people we've ever had. [cheers] we have the most powerful military, the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most enduring values. justiceand equality, and opportunity. that thosee so proud words are associated with us.
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i have to tell you, as your secretary of state, i went to 112 countries. when people hear those words, they hear america. [cheers] don't let anyone tell you that our country is week, we are not. don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes, we do. believe of all, don't anyone who says i alone can fix it. [cheers] those were actually donald trump's words in cleveland. they should set off alarm bells
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for all of us. really? i alone can fix it. isn't he forgetting troops on the front lines, police officers and firefighters who run towards danger, doctors and nurses who care for us, teachers who change who seentrepreneurs possibilities in every problem, mothers who lost children to violence, and are building a movement to keep other kids safe, he is forgetting every last one of us. americans don't say i alone can fix it, we say will fix it together. [cheers]
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and remember, our founders thought the revolution -- fought a revolution and wrote the constitution so america would never be a nation where one person had all the power. [cheers] later, we still put our faith in each other. look at what happened in dallas. after the assassinations of five brave police officer's, police asked the brown community to support his force, maybe even joined them. and you have the community responded? applied ineople just 12 days. [cheers]
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answer how americans when the call for help goes out. 20 years ago, i wrote a book called it takes a village. [cheers] people look at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that? this is what i mean. none of us can rivet family, build a business, healey community, or lift a country totally alone. [cheers] us toa needs everyone of lend our energy, our talent, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. i believe that with all of my heart. that is why stronger together is not just a lesson from our history, it is not just a slogan for our campaign, it is a
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guiding principle for the country we've always been in the future we are going to build. a country where the economy is for everyone, not just those at the top. where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school no matter what zip code you live in. a country where all our children can team -- dream and the dreams are in reach. strong andies are communities are safe and yes, , love trumps hate. [cheers]
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that is the country we are fighting for. that's the future we are working toward. and so, my friends, it is with determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states. [cheers]
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now, sometimes the people at this podium are new to the national stage. as you know, i'm not one of those people. i've been your first lady. served 8 years as a senator from the great state of new york. [cheers] then i represented all of you as secretary of state. but my job titles only tell you what i've done. they don't tell you why. the truth is, through all these
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years of public service, the "service" part has always come easier to me than the "public" part. i get it that some people just don't know what to make of me. so let me tell you. from, no one has the names on big buildings. my family were builders of a different kind. builders in the way most american families are. they used whatever tools they had, whatever god gave them and , whatever life in america provided and build better lives and better futures for their kids. my grandfather worked in the same scranton lace mill for 50 years. [cheers] because he believed that if he
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gave everything he had, his children would have a better life than he did. and he was right. my dad, hugh, made it to college. he played football at penn state and enlisted in the navy after pearl harbor. when the war was over he started his own small business, printing fabric for draperies. i remember watching him stand for hours over silk screens. he wanted to give my brothers and me opportunities he never had. and he did. my mother, dorothy, was abandoned by her parents as a young girl. she ended up on her own at 14, working as a house maid. she was saved by the kindness of others. her first grade teacher saw she had nothing to eat at lunch, and brought extra food to share. the entire year.
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the lesson she passed on to me years later stuck with me: no one gets through life alone. we have to look out for each other and lift each other up. she made sure i learned the words of our methodist faith: "do all the good you can, for all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can." [cheers] i went to work for the children's defense fund, going door-to-door in new bedford, massachusetts -- [cheers] on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school. i remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house. she told me how badly she wanted
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to go to school, it just didn't seem possible. and i couldn't stop thinking of my mother and what she went through as a child. it became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. to drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. you need both understanding and action. [cheers] so we gathered facts. we built a coalition. and our work helped convince congress to ensure access to education for all students with disabilities. it's a big idea, isn't it? every kid with a disability has the right to go to school. [cheers] but how do you make an idea like that real? you do it
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step by step, hereby by year, sometimes even door-to-door. and my heart just swelled when i saw anastasia somoza on this stage representing millions of young people. we changed our lot to make sure she got an education. it is true. i sweat the details of policy whether we're talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in flint, michigan, the number of mental health facilities in iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs. because it's not just a detail if it's your kid, if it's your family. it's a big deal. and it should be a big deal to your president. [cheers]
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after the four days of this convention, you've seen some of the people who've inspired me. people who let me into their lives, and became a part of mine. people like ryan moore and lauren manning. they told their stories tuesday night. i first met ryan as a seven-year old. he was wearing a full body brace that must have weighed forty pounds. because i leaned over to lift him up. children like ryan kept me going when our plan for universal health care failed and kept me working with leaders of both parties to help create the children's health insurance program that covers 8 million kids in our country. [cheers]
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lauren manning, who said here -- did here with such grace and power was gravely injured on 9/11. it was the thought of her, and debbie st. john, and john dolan and joe sweeney, and all the victims and survivors, that kept me working as hard as i could in the senate on behalf of 9/11 families, and our first responders who got sick from their time at ground zero. i was thinking of lauren, debbie and all the others ten years later in the white house situation room when president obama made the courageous decision that finally brought osama bin laden to justice. [cheers] in this campaign, i've met so many people who motivate me to keep fighting for change. and, with your help, i will carry all of your voices and stories with me to the white
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house. [cheers] and you heard from republicans and independents were supporting our campaign, well i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independents. for the struggling, the striving and the successful. for those who vote for me and those who don't. for all americans. [cheers] together! [cheers] tonight, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major
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party has nominated a woman for president. [cheers] standing here as my mother's daughter, and my daughter's mother, i'm so happy this day has come. happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. i'm happy for boys and men because when any brier falls in america, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone. [cheers] after all, when there are no
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ceilings, the sky's the limit. [cheers] so let's keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across america has the opportunity she deserves. [cheers] but, even more important than the history we make tonight, is the history we will write together in the years ahead. let's begin with what we're going to do to help working people in our country get ahead and stay ahead. now, i don't think president obama and vice president biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. [cheers]
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our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. nearly 15 million new private sector jobs. million more americans with 20 health insurance. and an auto industry that just had its best year ever. that's [cheers] progress.al but none of us can be satisfied with the status quo. not by a long shot. we're still facing deep-seated problems that developed long before the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery. i've gone around our country talking to working families and i've heard from so many of you who feel like the economy just isn't working. some of you are frustrated, even
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fear is. you know what? you're right. it's not yet working the way it should. americans are willing to work and work hard but right now, an , awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect for the work they do. and less respect for them, period. democrats are the party of working people. but we haven't done a good enough job showing that we get what you're going through, and that we're going to do something to help. so i want to tell you tonight how we will empower americans to live better lives. my primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the united states. [cheers]
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from my first day in office to my last, especially in places that for too long have been left out and left behind. from our inner cities to our small towns, from indian country to coal country. [cheers] from communities ravaged by addiction to regions hollowed out by plant closures. and here's what i believe. i believe america thrives when the middle class thrives. i believe that our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should. [cheers] that's why we need to appoint supreme court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them. [cheers]
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and it is necessary, we'll pass a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united! [cheers] i believe american corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return. [cheers] are, but too many art. it's wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other. [cheers] and i believe wall street can never, ever be allowed to wreck main street again. [cheers]
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i believe in science. i believe [cheers] i believe that climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs. i believe that when we have millions of hardworking immigrants contributing to our economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to kick them out. [cheers] comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together and it's the right thing to do. [cheers] whatever party you belong to, or
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if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign. [cheers] if you believe that companies should share profits and not pad executive bonuses, join us. [cheers] if you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage and no one working full time should have to raise their children in poverty, join us. [cheers] if you believe that every man, woman, and child in america has the right to affordable health care, join us. if you believe that we should say "no" to unfair trade deals, that we should stand up
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to china, that we should support our steelworkers and autoworkers manufacturers, then join us. [cheers] if you believe we should expand social security and protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, then join us. [cheers] and yes, if you believe that mother, wife,g sister, or daughter deserves equal pay, join us. [cheers] that is how we're going to make sure this economy works for everyone, not just those at the top.
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now, you didn't hear any of this from donald trump at his convention. he spoke for 70-odd minutes and i do mean odd. [laughter] and he offered zero solutions. but we already know he doesn't believe these things. no wonder he doesn't like talking about his plans. you might have noticed, i love talking about mine. [cheers] in my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since world war two. [cheers] jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology and innovation, small business, and infrastructure. if we invest in infrastructure
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now, we'll not only create jobs today, but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future. and we will transform the way we prepare our young people for those jobs. bernie sanders and i will work together to make college tuition free for the middle class and debt-free for all! [cheers] we will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt. [cheers] it's just not right that donald trump can ignore his debts, but students and families can't refinance theirs. [cheers]
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and here's something we don't say often enough: college is crucial, but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job. [cheers] we will help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it. [cheers] he will give small businesses like my dad's a boost. it easier to get credit. way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks. in america, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. [cheers] we will help you balance family and work. and you know what, if fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the "woman card," then deal me in!
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[cheers] now, here's the thing, we're not only going to make all these investments, we're going to pay for every single one of them. and here's how: wall street, corporations, and the super-rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. [cheers] resent not because we success. because when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top
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1%, that's where the money is. and we are going to follow the money. [cheers] and if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we'll make them pay us back and we'll put that money to work where it belongs s, creating jobs here at home! [cheers] i imagine some of you are sitting at home thinking, well that all sounds pretty good. but how are you going to get it done? how are you going to break through the gridlock in washington? look at my record. i've worked across the aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people. and if you and if you give me the chance, that's what i'll do as president.
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thinking, but trump, he's a businessman. he must know something about the economy. well, let's take a closer look. in atlantic city, 60 miles from here, you'll find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because donald trump refused to pay his bills. >> boo! remember what the president said, do not boo, vote. [cheers] think of this, people who did the work and needed the money, not because he couldn't pay them, but because he wouldn't pay them. that sales pitch he's making to be president?
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put your faith in him and you win big? that's the same sales pitch he made to all those small businesses. then trump walked away, and left working people holding the bag. he also talks a big game about putting america first. please explain to me what part of america first leads him to make trump ties in china, not colorado. trump suits in mexico, not michigan. trump furniture in turkey, not ohio. trump picture frames in india, not wisconsin. [cheers] donald trump says he wants to make america great again, well, he could start by actually making things in america again. [cheers]
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now, the choice we face in this election is just as stark when it comes to our national security. anyone reading the news can see the threats and turbulence we face. from baghdad and kabul, to nice and paris and brussels, to san bernardino and orlando, we're dealing with determined enemies that must be defeated. it is no wonder that people are anxious and looking for reassurance. looking for steady leadership. wanting a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home. [cheers]
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keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do it will be my highest priority. i'm proud that we put a lid on iran's nuclear program without firing a single shot. [cheers] now we have to enforce it, and we must keep supporting israel's security. [cheers] i'm proud that we shaped a global climate agreement now we , have to hold every country accountable to their commitments, including ourselves. i'm proud to stand by our allies in nato against any threat they face, including from russia. [cheers]
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i've laid out my strategy for defeating isis. we will strike their sanctuaries from the air, and support local forces taking them out on the ground. we will surge our intelligence so that we detect and prevent attacks before they happen. we will disrupt their efforts online to reach and radicalize young people in our country. it won't be easy or quick, but make no mistake, we will prevail. [cheers] now donald trump says, and this is a quote, "i know more about isis than the generals do." no, donald, you don't. [laughter] he thinks he knows more than our
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military because he claimed our armed forces are "a disaster." well, i've had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans for many years, including as a senator on the armed services committee. i know how wrong he is. our our military is a national treasure. we entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces. decisions about war and peace. life and death. a president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country. [cheers] including captain todd and the sons of tim kaine and mike pence, both marines. [cheers]
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you reallyurself, do think donald trump has the temperament to be commander-in-chief? donald trump can't even handle the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. he loses his cool at the slightest provocation. when he's gotten a tough question from a reporter. when he's challenged in a debate. when he sees a protestor at a rally. imagine him in the oval office facing a real crisis. a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. [cheers] i can't put it any better than
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jackie kennedy did after the cuban missile crisis. she said that what worried president kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started not by big men , with self-control and restraint, but by little men the ones moved by fear and , pride. [cheers] america's strength doesn't come from lashing out. strength relies on smarts, judgment, cool resolve, and the precise and strategic application of power. that's the kind of commander-in-chief i pledge to be. [cheers]
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and if we're serious about keeping our country safe, we also can't afford to have a president who's in the pocket of the gun lobby. [cheers] i'm not here to repeal the 2nd amendment. i'm not here to take away your guns. i just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place. [cheers] we will work tirelessly with responsible gun owners to pass commonsense reforms and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists and all others who would do us harm. you know, for decades, people
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have said this issue was too hard to solve and the politics were too hot to touch. but i ask you: how can we just stand by and do nothing? you heard, you saw, family members of people killed by gun violence on the stage. you heard, you saw, family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by criminals. i refuse to believe we can't find common ground here. we have to heal the divides in our country. not just on guns, but on race, immigration and more. [cheers] that starts with listening to each other. can to walk inwe
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each other shoes. so let's put ourselves in the shoes of young black and latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism, and are made to feel like their lives are disposable. [cheers] let's put ourselves in the shoes of police officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye every day and heading off to do a dangerous and necessary job. we will reform our criminal justice system from end-to-end, and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. [cheers] we will defend all our rights civil rights, human rights and voting rights women's rights and
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, workers rights lgbt rights and , the rights of people with disabilities! [cheers] and we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from. for the past year, many people made the mistake of laughing off donald trump's comments excusing , him as an entertainer just putting on a show. thought he couldn't possibly mean all the horrible things he says like when he called women "pigs." or said that an american judge couldn't be fair because of his mexican heritage. or when he mocks and mimics a reporter with a disability. or insults prisoners of war like john mccain, a hero and patriot who deserves our respect. [cheers]
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at first, i admit, i couldn't believe he meant it either. it was just too hard to fathom that someone who wants to lead our nation could say those things. could be like that. but here's the sad truth: there is no other donald trump. this is it. and in the end, it comes down to what donald trump doesn't get: america's great because america is good. [cheers] so enough with the bigotry and bombast. donald trump's not offering real change. he's offering empty promises. what are we offering? a bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country to keep you safe, to get , you good jobs, and to give
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your kids the opportunities they deserve. [cheers] the choice is clear, my friends. [cheers] every generation of americans has come together to make our country freer, fairer, and stronger. none of us can do it alone. i know that at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart, it can be hard to imagine how we'll ever pull together , but i'm here to tell you tonight, progress is possible. i know because i've seen it in the lives of people across america who get knocked down and get right back up. [cheers] and i know it from my own life. more than a few times, i've had to pick myself up and get back in the game. [cheers]
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like so much else, i got this from my mother. she never let me back down from any challenge. when i tried to hide from a neighborhood bully, she literally blocked the door. "go back out there," she said. and she was right. you have to stand up to bullies. you have to keep working to make things better, even when the odds are long and the opposition 's fears. we lost our mother a few years ago, but i miss her every day and i still hear her voice urging me to keep working, keep fighting for right, no matter what. that's what we need to do together as a nation. [cheers] though "we may not live to see the glory," as the song from the musical hamilton goes, "let us gladly join the fight."
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let our legacy be about "planting seeds in a garden you never get to see." that's why we are here, not just in this hall but on this earth. , the founders showed us that. and so have many others since. they were drawn together by love of country, and the selfless passion to build something better for all who follow. that is the story of america. and we begin a new chapter tonight. yes, the world is watching what we do. yes, america's destiny is ours to choose. so let's be stronger together. [cheers] let's look to the future with courage and confidence. let's build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. when we do, america will be greater than ever.
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thank you and may god bless the united states of america! [cheers]
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please welcome reverend dr. bill
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shillady. >> good evening, everyone. i don't know how i'm going to pray in this chaos, but it is an amazing historic night, is it not? [cheers] so, i want to do something special tonight. i want you all to take the hands of the person next to you, i want you to hold hands this evening. let's hold the balloon for a minute, too. , hold the hand of someone next to you, hold the hand of your neighbor as a
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symbol of us being stronger together. [cheers] let us pray. names, we know that you call us to work hard, to bring people together. to build bridges of hope to the future. we reach out tonight to our neighbors no matter their race, creed, sexual orientation, or color. lord, we hold hands together for the healing of the pain and grief from violence and death. lord we allow your love to overcome our fears as we learn to respect the other and to treat the most honorable of our society -- vulnerable of our society just as we do our friends.
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help us, god, to become beloved children you want us to be. lord, we ask you to open our minds to discern the complex issues of our communities, our nation, and our world. lord, open our hearts to your ofrit and to the teachings loving thy neighbor as ourselves. help us to open our doors with radical hospitality to all our neighbors seeking both conversation and civic action as we work together to end discrimination in all forms. and to solve all community problems together. [cheers] spoken through your profit and teachers
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throughout history. they have taught us that we must not demonize individuals or groups or evil -- people of other faiths as a response to perceived threats. they have challenged us to tear down the walls of fear and hatred so that we can be stronger together. [cheers] us to lovealled others as we love you and to treat others as we wish to be treated. lord, as we hold hands right now, we are reminded that together we can transform the world for good. courage,, give us the the kurds to lead this convention -- leave this convention -- the courage to
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leave this convention to move onward and upward to become a better nation that can solve one of our many problems together, not a part. lord, help our world to help see our nation as the shining lamp on the hill. hillary and sister our brother tim. give them current, strength -- encourage, strength, and stamina for the next 182 days ahead and then to lead our nation. [cheers] great god of the universe, may we as the founder of the methodism, then wesley talent -- john wesley taught, do all the good we can, by all the means we can, inll the ways we all the places we can, at all the times we can to all the
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long as ever we can. amen! [cheers] >> are you ready to win? [cheers] you have been inspired with amazing speakers and wonderful performances. out there and get do all we can to elect hillary clinton and tim kaine. president and vice president of the united states and the like democrats all the way down the ballot. the chair will entertain a motion to adjourn this convention. second? a all in favor? no? ayes have it. we are adjourned. [cheers]
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thank you, philadelphia. [cheers] >> as you exit the building, we followed the direction of your out theho will lead you exit. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] susan: the 2016 national convention is now the history books. we will be taking your telephone calls throughout the country to hear what you thought of the event and of hilly clinton's acceptance speech. democrats here is the number. republicans, this number. independents, this number. you can tweet us your comments using at c-span twitter address. right now at the blues continue
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to pop, we will go to the floor with steve scully. steve: we are in the middle of the balloons with delegates from illinois. this is where hillary clinton was born and raised. how it to do tonight? she did fantastic. exceeded every expectation i had. steve: according to our twitter , this is the second longest speech since 1984. how did it feel inside the room? >> inspirational. motivational. i wanted to get out there and marching for her tomorrow. steve: she went out donald trump, was ineffective? >> area affected. -- very effective. she blew me out of the water. specifics and what she wants to with their vision of the country. the country donald trump talked about was not the american i live in. i'm still speechless at a speech. steve: she talked about being a public servant and so she is comfortable with the servant
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part, but not the public part. did you convince those who may have -- she convinced those who may distrust her? >> she made a personable. made you feel like you could be her friend and that is what i was looking for. i was looking at her eyes, i felt that she was honest, sincere, and she is going to do what she thinks is right. >> what she just said. her private actions are more public -- more important than her public appearance. your, butould to get then, what does that represent? >> there is a lot of issues with are relations and people taking the black lives matter andment and twisting it
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making it something that it is not. try to make it statement that i'm not responsible for your interpretation of who i am as a black woman. if you are afraid of that or confused at that, i'm not responsible for that and i own my blackness and that is the message entree to say. -- trying to say. steve: how does the democratic party leader philadelphia tonight? >> very positive note. a positive vision of the country. >> i was a bernie delegate, but tonight, i will be working for hillary to make sure she wins. >> i came here as a bernie delegate, a strong bernie supporter and i needed for hillary to reach out to us and bring us into the fold and i think she extended her hand tonight and i will trust or on the invitation to accept her invitation to come into the full with her and that will work to make sure she gets elected.
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steve: thank you and good luck getting out of here tonight. susan: thank you. hilly clinton's each clocked in at 56 minutes. second longest over the past several decades. the first was her husband's bill clinton at 64 minutes. let's start taking telephone calls. southfield, michigan. democrats. >> first of all, i have to be honest, i'm speaking from the heart. when this convention started, i was a strong bernie sanders supporter. i'm not ashamed to say that i intributed to his campaign, had a sign in my front yard and i even voted for him. and when he did not get the nomination, i was baking, i can't support hillary. i just can't. i was about to cross party lines
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and buffer donald trump. but when he gave that speech convention, ithe did not feel motivated. i did not feel welcomed. like a hand was reached out to be. i felt like the door was slammed in my face. when the convention started, if hillary does not win me over, i'm just going to vote anyway i can. other than democrat or republican. when she mentioned bernie sanders and offered her hand out to the bernie sanders supporters, she won me over 110%. i'm going to vote for hillary in november. tomorrow, i'm even going to try to find the democratic headquarters so i can find a yard sign for her and on to november with hillary clinton. susan: thank you. twitter, possibly one of the best dnc's of our lifetime. arianna, california democrat.
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>> hello. i truly believe that hillary clinton will do the best job that you will see in a president and she is doing a great job, especially with women. unlike donald trump, she only [indiscernible] he only not even -- speaks with his top of his head. susan: lisa, kentucky. democrats. >> i'm letting you know that i'm going to go to the green party. i was extremely disappointed and everything. not one time to she mentioned the wikileaks. not want underachievement and voter fraud. she was to blame rush on something that she did. russia did not do. it was a romanian hacker. and she is aing criminal and making these
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horrible choices because they are afraid of donald trump. i'm can devote my conscious and go to the green party. twitter tells us the most of the night was the clinton's comments about donald trump and easily provoked with a tweak. vicki, missouri. democrat. >> i'm a democrat. countryashamed of our that so many people are ready to throw in the towel and elect someone that is going to be a dictator. donald trump is nothing but a dictator. level, itick to his even have children that are
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planning on voting for him and i did not raise my children that so ashamed of our country and i can't wait until hastion day and hillary voted for president of the united states of america. susan: charles, california, democrat. hello, charles. >> thank you for the opportunity. thatld speak to the group grew and size in response to the leadership and historical integrity of sen. sanders: basically identified as #never hillary. i would ask them to recognize that the speech that secretary clinton gave this evening is not
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the speech she would have given eight months ago. that is because while the process may seem win or take all, democracy is a process of and how that consensus turned out is really directly proportional to his voice raised on either side and to anyone go to c-span, compare donald trump's vision for america and for the clinton's vision for america and make your choice. recognize that your choice requires vigilance and responsibility of citizenship and participation. thank you. susan: thank you. back to the floor with steve scully. steve: patrick, iowa.
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and another person from arkansas. the week began with a lot of dissension. the announcement that debbie wasserman schultz will step down. how does this convention conclude tonight? >> a conclude on a positive note. history was made. i think hillary clinton will be a fantastic resident. i served under her in the state department and i know that she has the leadership qualities and the knowledge of policy issues that her opponent does not seem to have any clue of. steve: what is her management style? >> basically she empowered people to do what they needed to do to get the job done and provided a fantastic example of leadership. as somebody who lived in arkansas, did you paint a picture of political divide between her candidacy and that of donald trump? >> absolutely. contrast of one of a
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positive vision on her side and nothing about pessimism from donald trump. seems to be the reversal of where his party was 30 years ago talking about optimism. a party of doom and gloom. i think americans at the end of with a will connect message that america is a great place to live. steve: how did it feel in this room? >> at times, there was an electric atmosphere. little testy. there are some boko bernie sanders -- vocal bernie sanders supporters. i'm a bernie sanders at-large delegate. i think it was a little disappointing, but what we are getting here is not a reflection of the average person who walked into cast a ballot for bernie sanders. bernie sanders supporters and
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primers are starting to really coalesce around secretary clinton and coalesce around what needs to happen over the next 182 days. this conversation about what is next for the country and to will provide the best leadership. styles, of leadership for all those bernie sanders people, you have to think about who the person will surround themselves with as well. she's got to make an effort to ofng on a top class group people committed to the divisions we heard today. -- positions heard today. >> i would like to offer a rebuttal to chris christie. one of the indictments he made against hillary was that she refused to put boko haram on the terrorist list. as a clinical officer -- political officer for most of
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her tenure and the reason why it was not done was because the nigerians did not want us to. it would complicate their ability to negotiate with them to get them to lay down their arms. a friend of mine's father was a respected cleric in nigeria and he was asked to have the effort and when you lift boko haram as a terrorist organization, there are all sorts of things that go along with that including, he would be subject to prosecution for communicating with him and serving as an interlocutor was the government wanted him to be p. that angered me because it was not true. they wanted, as part of diplomacy, you allow the country time to resolve their own problems and they asked us not to list them for a while and we
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give them the opportunity and were toy announced they target americans, they ended up on the list. i wanted to correct that from the other night. steve: two delegates, one from arkansas and an alternate for hillaryton -- 500 -- clinton. susan: thank you. the president we did a review of the clinton speech here said, great speech. tested. ready. never quits. that is why hillary should be .he next potus calls. -- back to calls. >> i'm a supporter of hillary clinton. she has taken a lot of heat because she supported obama and work for the campaign but hillary clinton loves all-america and all races of people. hillary clinton is biting
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because she loves to bring andice and do what is right has not lied to america, she is standing for what is right. , listening to what trump says and some of the preachers that support trump, it is all about the money and they are not concerned about america. it is opening my eyes. and i am as old handicap person. i have never seen nobody fight hillary is.rd as susan: thank you so much for your call. republican, linda, california. >> hello. i'm a firm trump supporter and watching the

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