Hillary Clinton watches daughter, Chelsea Clinton, before making her historic speech. Photo courtesy of Hillary Clinton campaign.
Published July 28, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – To thunderous cheers with people chanting “Hillary, Hillary,” former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made history on Thursday night as she accepted the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
During her acceptance speech, Clinton mentioned Indian Counrty:
“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. From communities ravaged by addiction to regions hollowed out by plant closures.”
Clinton hit her rival hard in the area of whether or not Donald Trump has the right temperament to even be president of the United States. Here is what she said:
“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.
I can’t put it any better than 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.America’s strength doesn’t come from lashing out.”
Hillary for America on Thursday released the below excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s address at the Democratic National Convention, as prepared for delivery:
“America is once again at a moment of reckoning. Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantees. It’s truly is up to us. We have to decide whether we’re going to work together so we can all rise together.
“We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid. We will rise to the challenge, just as we always have.
“So I want to tell you tonight how we’re going to empower all 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. 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, Indian Country to Coal Country. From the industrial Midwest to the Mississippi Delta to the Rio Grande Valley.
“The choice we face 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. No wonder people are anxious and looking for reassurance — looking for steady leadership.
“Every generation of Americans has come together to make our country freer, fairer, and stronger. None of us can do it alone. That’s why we are stronger together.”