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♪ >> there are people cutting the fence open. >> we are stronger when we are together. >> we are america second to no none. >> reject fear. elect hillary clinton as the next president of the united states! ♪ >> and so my friends, it is with humility, determination and bound less confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> tonight moment we've all been waiting for after accepting the democratic nomination hillary clinton got her most crucial chance yet to make her case to the american people.
>> let's take live look at the wells fargo center at the close of final night of a week that is making history right here in the steed of brotherly love and sisterly affection. good evening from the wells fargo center. i'm lucy noland. >> i'm iain page. thanks for joining us for this you decide special. >> tonight at the dnc hillary clinton made history by officially accepting the democratic nomination for president. she delivered her highly anticipated speech telling everyone here how she views the stakes in the coming election. and bringing to close the democratic national convention in philadelphia. >> in this campaign i've met many more people who motivate mimi to keep fighting for change and with your help i will carry all of your voices and stories with me to the white house! (cheers and applause). >> and you heard -- you heard
some republicans and independents who are supporting our campaign. well, i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independents, for the struggli struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who don't! for all americans together! (cheers and applause). >> let's bring in bruce gordon on the convention floor right now. bruce, the moment democrats have been waiting for came earlier tonight, of course. give us a run down of the themes of hillary clinton's speech and reception from your vantage point. >> reporter: well, i got to tell you the clean up is already get underway this one of this great parties that you have, and nobody wants to go home afterward. everybody kind of mills around and they just want to soak up the energy for couple more minutes. i thought it was very well delivered speech by hillary clinton. hitting on all the high points she felt were necessary. balance between job creation in this country and fighting terrorism abroad and for that
matter main street usa. there were a fair number of shots at donald trump including some of the one miners that we've already become accustomed now including the ever popular, ron until reagan talked morning in america, donald trump talks midnight in america. i thought she made very strong over cher to the bernie sanders supporters who were left in this building and clearly lots of them when she talked about the strength much his message, his character throughout the primary fight and the fact that she wants to work with him going forward. there's no question the democratic platform was impacted by the sanders troops and we mentioned this little while ago. one of the key things here tonight was absolutely no effort made to separate this party and this candidate from the incumbent president barack obama who has not always been tremendously popular across this country but they utilized his skills in the video presentation that preceded her speech and she
made several preferences to barack obama their collaboration, their friendship, of course, you'll recall they were somewhat bitter enemies or at opponents back in 2008. and have since come to work together and at least according to both of them become somewhat friendly with one another although that could have been doubted eight years ago. so i thought she hit all the right notes and the ending went just about a as perfectly as you could have imagine the balloon drop was spectacular that's sort of the money shot that everybody looks for. and so now the real game is on. now we get to work the hard work of campaigning in a general election. >> you know and balloon drop right on your head, too that was one of my better moments tonight bruce amidst the balloons. >> bruce speaking hard work now did tonight give us any indicators what the final months of clinton's campaign could be like? >> reporter: well, one of the things we know is we talk about this being a national campaign, you know h you're campaigning for president, it's a national campaign. the fact is, there are shrinking
number of true battleground states. i saw chart not too long ago that looked at the last six presidential elections, and there really only about dozen or fewer states in which there was either one party winning four out of the six or three-three split. in other words, the vast majority of states in this country are five-one or six-zero in one direction or the other that is to say reliablely republican, reliablely democratic. in our particular region, delaware is a sure thing for democrats. new jersey as well. pennsylvania while it has gone sick-zero for the democrats over the last six contests, the fact republicans continue to put their time and effort money into it. i had an official with the democratic party tonight tell me that the real battleground states are florida and ohio and if the republicans feel like they're losing them they tend to make sort of last ditch effort in pennsylvania. pennsylvania has not been particularly close the last several elections. not a blow out by any means but hard al 50 and a half to
49-point 5% victory for democrats it will be interesting to see how much time, evident and money the trump campaign puts into pennsylvania or whether they figure their money and time and evident are better spent elsewhere. >> bruce, it was also a huge night for chelsea clinton and the case that she made for her mom was really a personal one. >> reporter: yeah. again, that was the effort over the last couple of nights of this gala. both from former president bill clinton and chelsea who has a unique perspective of the daughter. the idea was, look, you folks know my mom as policy walk, you may think she's cold and cal can you lating, we know her best and this is the kind of mom she is. this is the kind of wife she is. this is what she's like when the cameras are not rolling. she's really not like what you think she's like. whether the public buys that pitch or not, obviously is up to individual voters. but the pitch was certainly made tonight. that this is my mom and she's a real person who really deeply
cares about people. >> all right. bruce gordon on the convention floor this evening wrapping up very very big week. thanks much as always, bruce. >> now back to the headliner of the night and of the week. hillary clinton just did her best to explain why she thinks sheets choice for america and why donald trump is the worst. >> ladies and gentlemen, my mother, my hero and our next president, hillary clinton! ♪ >> our founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. (cheers and applause). >> don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak. we're not. don't let anyone tell you we don't have what it takes.
we do. and most of all, don't believe anyone who says i alone can fix it. (cheers and applause). >> and so my friends it is with humility, determination and bound less confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states! america's destiny is ours to choose. so let's be stronger together, my fellow americans. (cheers and applause). >> let's look to the future with courage and confidence. let's build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country and when we do, america will be greater than
ever. thank you and may god bless you and the united states of america! (cheers and applause). >> ♪ >> after the speech former president bill clinton and chelsea join hillary on stage as the balloons rained down. >> of course the on the big name tonight, we've already mentioned her chelsea clinton. took to the stage to introduce her mom. leading into the evening. one of hillary clinton's main goals to be to show americans they can trust her. and that her daughter would be big part of doing just that. chelsea now has the historic chance to become the first person to have both parents serve as president ton night she said no one is more qualified for the job than her mom. >> this november, i'm voting for woman who's my role model as
mother and as an advocate. a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children. i'm voting for the progressive who will protect our lab planet from climate change and our communities from gun violence. (cheers and applause). >> chelsea clinton also said that her mother is motivated by love and never for gets who she's fighting for. the convention has come to an end protests continue tonight. anti hillary demonstrators gathering outside the wells fargo center. you can hear the protesters chanting hillary's lies matter. the security fence at broad and patison row epp forked earlier after demonstrates broke through the gates last night. things seem calmer as hundreds of police officers are working that keep the peace.
police say no arrests have been made today. last night seven protesters were arrested and charged federally for breaking through the gates. >> gop nominee donald trump doing his best to stay in the news today and fighting back against questions about his connection to russia. but russian officials themselves said today. >> and another look now at the balloon drop that happened a short while ago here at the wells fargo center. democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton joined on stage by her family and vice-president nominee tim kaine and his family celebrating a historic night. ♪
♪ you heard from republicans independents who are supporting our campaign. well i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independence, for the struggli struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who don't. for all americans together. >> hillary clinton finish speaking just about an hour ago. it was the moment everyone has been waiting for. >> another live look at the wells fargo center right now where we saw something never before scene in our country. a woman februaryly accepting the democratic presidential nomination. a lot of folk mealing about on the floor. they don't want to leave yet.
they are soaking all in. so ends a historic week for the city of philadelphia and the nation. pennsylvania governor tom wolf his turn on the convention stage. >> the governor talked about the business side of this election. the governor successful businessman himself attacked donald trump how he runs his businesses. wolf says donald trump only runs businesses to help himself and the governor says hillary clinton's ideas are good for workers and for business. >> hillary believes if you work hard, you can share in your company's success. (applause). >> she will also fit to raise the minimum wage, she will ensure equal pay for women and guarantee up to 12 weeks paid family leave. plus, affordable child care. >> the governor also criticized trump for not proposing man for paid family leave. former mayor michael nutter
made hess pitch for hillary clinton tonight. he told the delegates he's known her for decades and she's ready for the job. he also of course spoke highly of our city. >> for eight years, i was privileged to serve as the mayor of this great american city, philadelphia. i'm very proud that my administration and the host committee brought our convention to philadelphia. >> nutter called donald trump con man and toll th told the crd america cannot afford to hasn't the ticket over to him. >> democrats celebrate their last night in philadelphia. garrett 10 know has that story from washington. >> reporter: republican ticket is tag teaming that are way through michigan and iowa today in an effort to dim the spotlight on democrats this we week. >> to be around donald trump is to to be around a man with broad
shoulders who speak his mind. >> that's right. >> but donald trump's unscripped remarks about russia that led to some end welcomed attention the gop nominee says he was being sarcastic when he challenged vladimir putin' government to help find hillary clinton's deleted e-mails. trump is now trig to deflect the criticism back on to democrats. >> you take look what was said on those e-mails it's disgraceful. they talk about religion. they talk about race. they talk about all sorts of things including women and what they said on those e-mails is a disgrace. >> his remarks have not gone unnoticed at the democratic national convention. >> it shows he doesn't have a, experience, b, the temper many or, c, the instincts to understand what that would mean in terms of the collateral impact. >> reporter: today the kremlin also responded and denied any involve many in the dnc e-mail hacking scandal to to lead to the ousting of chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz. saying "it is so absurd it borders on total stupidity.
drum is that visiting another key swing state tomorrow in colorado where hillary clinton is currently leading in the polls. but trump hopes to turn the tide come november. in washington, i'm garrett tenney, fact news. >> been quite a quiet. what moments will be remembered years from now. our dnc top five is coming. >> two delegates in town at the dnc have seventy five year age difference them but they have
♪ fighting for afford al child care and paid family leave is playing the woman card, then deal me in! (cheers and applause). >> hillary clinton speech the grand finale tops list of our top five moments of the dnc. people across the country were waiting to hear from the first woman to receive the presidential nomination from major american political party. at number two, the moment that helped make all of this offici
official. >> i move that hillary clinton be selected as the nominee of the democratic party for president of the united states. >> sanders formally nominated his former rival as democratic presidential candidate despite this there were some lingering protests inside and outside the wells fargo center arena coming in at number three president obama solidifies his legacy and gives clinton and ringing endorsement. >> i can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not bill, nobody more qualified than hillary clinton to serve as president of the united states of america! >> i hope you don't mine, bill, i was just telling the truth, man. >> hillary clinton made a surprise appearance on stage right after his speech. the two joined in a long hug and
image that was on lot of front pages this morning at number four former president bill clinton gets personal. >> in the spring of 1971 i met a girl. aft the class i followed her out. intend to go and produce myself. i got close enough to touch her back but i couldn't do it. somehow i knew this would not be just another tap on the should shoulder. >> bill clinton in the role of proud spouse as he chronicle his live with the woman he describes as his best friend. the former president got rave reviews op social mode ya and so did the current first lady with our number five moment. >> and because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states!
>> first lady michelle obama getting i meg al and bringing down the house. when talking about the importance of pickin picking a l guide our children she struck such a cord that many on social media said they want her to run for president one day. you know no matter your political fill i didn't go whether you are younger or old older, the significance of what happen here tonight is huge. >> brad sat didn't was able to chat with the youngest delegate and the oldest here at the dnc. have a look. >> reporter: you may not think at first 17-year-old rachel gonzales and 93-year-old ruby gilham would have lot in common. rachel from missouri the young best delegate -- >> my big interest was actually president. president bill clinton that came that was symptom morning for hillary. it's the president we have to go. my parents tock me and that was -- it was cool p you were hook. >> i was hook. >> ruby from ohio a 10ing her
eighth democratic national convention in nearly blind is the oldest. >> they are the future of the democratic party. i'm the history of the. >> reporter: think shade have nothing to talk about. you'd be wrong. >> she was mazing. she told me about her husband died in world war ii and how she enlisted in the navy even though she was told she couldn't as woman. and she -- she made me really emotional. >> reporter: ruby proudest moment putting on the uniform before her mother before she died. it still chokes her up 70 years later. >> proudest day of my life. >> reporter: what year would that have been. >> 1944. >> reporter: close second for proud moments will be watching hillary clinton accept the nomination for president. >> hillary is breaking the barrier. as i did going into the milita military. women don't do that. women can't do that. >> reporter: rachel inspired by hillary and ruby will work to
get more young people engaged. >> it does disappoint not more yum people are involved what happens in this presidential leck affects us the most because we have to deal with it the longest. >> i've seen all of this change in my life and there's going to be that much change in their lives. >> ruby has no interest in slowing down. when the cop haven't tendons night she will start planning for the next one. in south philly, brad sattin fox 29 news. >> looking at two female delegates there hillary clinton talking about shattering glass ceilings and she said after all when there are no ceilings, the sky is the limb. that's what she was saying tonight. thank you so much for joining us on our you decide special. wee look back on the whole week tomorrow night with extended coverage at 11:00 p.m. >> join us tomorrow at 4am for fox 29 morning news and goodie phys
i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> hillary clinton makes history by becoming first woman to accept a major u.s. parties presidential nomination what she says this moment means for all of america. plus now that the parties and protests are over, there is a lot left to clean up, where city employees are working to get philadelphia back in order. democratic national convention is over but hillary clinton still working in philadelphia where you can see her and her running mate tim kaine later today. beware as you start your day, more wet weather is heading our way but will it ruin the weekend? let's hope answer is no. good day it is friday july 28th, 2016, back to you chris murphy. the missed