President Barack Obama made the most of his moment at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night, bringing down the house in epic fashion with a rousing speech. The president praised Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee and gave Donald Trump more than a few passing jabs in the process.
President Obama’s appearance at the DNC was highly anticipated and a clear high water mark for the event already packed with dynamic speakers for the week. Much like the master orator he’s often considered, Obama commanded the stage and made the case for Mrs. Clinton winning the presidential election this November.
From the speech:
You know, nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office. You can read about it, you can study it. But until you’ve sat at that desk, you don’t know what it’s like to manage a global crisis or send young people to war. But Hillary’s been in the room, she’s been part of those decisions.
She knows what’s at stake in the decisions our government makes, what’s at stake for the working family, for the senior citizen, for the small-business owner, for the soldier, for the veteran. And even in the midst of crisis, she listens to people and she keeps her cool and she treats everybody with respect. And no matter how daunting the odds, no matter how much people try to knock her down, she never, ever quits.
That’s the Hillary I know. That’s the Hillary I’ve come to admire. And that’s why 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.
But the moment that most will be talking about came later in the speech when President Obama turned his attention to Trump.
You know, the Donald is not really a plans guy. He’s not really a facts guy, either.
He calls himself a business guy, which is true, but I have to say, I know plenty of businessmen and women who’ve achieved remarkable success without leaving a trail of lawsuits and unpaid workers and people feeling like they got cheated.
Does anyone really believe that a guy who’s spent his 70 years on this Earth showing no regard for working people is suddenly going to be your champion? Your voice? Hey, if so, you should vote for him.
Watch President Baracka Obama’s speech in its entirety in the clip below.
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