President Barack Obama fully supported a nomination of Hillary Clinton and wished het to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. While describing the progress his team has reached for two terms, Obama mentioned recovery from an economic recession, the Obamacare healthcare reform and the 2011 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as the most significant achievements.
“There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill – nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States,” Obama said at the Philadelphia convention.
President Barack Obama sounded rather optimistic about the future of America and pointed out that Clinton will be able to finish the job he started with his election nearly eight years ago.
“Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me,” Obama said.
Speaking to delegates, Obama underlined that Trump sees America as being under siege from illegal immigrants, crime and terrorism and losing influence in the world. However, there is a candidate with alternative vision.
“I am more optimistic about the future of America than ever before,” Obama said. “America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump.”
Obama pointed that it is American values, not race, religion or political preference that make America great. “That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end,” he said.
Trump replied to Obama on Twitter:
Our country does not feel 'great already' to the millions of wonderful people living in poverty, violence and despair.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2016
As a reminder, Obama and Clinton were rivals in the hard-fought 2008 campaign for the Democratic nomination. The victory of Obama made him America’s first black president and Clinton was appointed as his secretary of state. She held the position till 2013.
On Tuesday, America was observing a historical moment – Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure the presidential nomination of a major party. If she wins the election, she promises to fight income inequality, tighten gun control and rein in Wall Street.
While Obama supports Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump makes one more shocking statement. He invited Russia to dig up tens of thousands of “missing” emails from Hillary Clinton’s time at the U.S. State Department, which resulted in Democrats to accuse him of encouraging foreigners to spy on Americans.
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said to reporters at a testy news conference at his Doral golf resort in Florida.
The Clinton campaign responded saying that Trump was posing a possible national security threat by appealing to a foreign power to conduct espionage in the United States.
If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton's 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016
Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, tried to damp down the wave of protests and claimed that Trump did not urge Russia to hack Clinton’s emails.