Obama gives a ringing pitch for Clinton, rips apart Trump’s claims
WASHINGTON (92 News) – President Barack Obama asked loyalists at the Democratic National Convention to carry Hillary Clinton through the general election like they did for him in 2008.
In a Democratic National Convention speech that was at turns emotional and blistering and ended with Clinton appearing by his side, Obama began with a recitation of his accomplishments in office ― reducing unemployment and saving the auto industry, passing health care reform, a nuclear agreement with Iran and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Obama also complimented Clinton’s work ethic and pointed to the primary contest against her, saying he was “worn out” and every time that he had thought he had won, Clinton “just came back stronger.”
President Barack Obama gave a ringing endorsement of Hillary Clinton, offering a portrait of a tenacious public servant uniquely prepared to continue his work and stave off a threat to American values posed by Donald Trump.
He also questioned Trump’s ability to protect Americans from foreign threats: “He cozies up to Putin, praises Saddam Hussein, and tells the NATO allies that stood by our side after 9/11 that they have to pay up if they want our protection. Well, America’s promises do not come with a price tag. We meet our commitments.”
He defended Clinton from attacks across the political spectrum and called on voters to reject Trump’s rhetoric and claims that “only he” can fix a broken country.
He contended Trump is “not really a plans guy,” dispelling his claims that the American economy is broken and that crime has risen. Obama has repeatedly stressed solidarity with peaceful Muslims and claimed Trump’s proposals, like one to temporarily ban immigration from countries with links to terrorism, only embolden violent groups.
Obama also attacked Trump’s business record and contentious plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, praising Clinton for pursuing immigration reform as he has done.