Key quotes from Clinton’s Democratic convention speech

July 29, 2016 7:23 am
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton celebrates on stage with husband former president Bill Clinton on the final night of the Democratic National Convention © AFP / Saul Loeb

, Philadelphia, United States, Jul 29 – Hillary Clinton vowed to be the president for “all Americans” as she accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination — the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

Her speech, which capped the party’s four-day convention in Philadelphia, also included some savage takedowns of her Republican opponent Donald Trump.

Here are some key quotes from her address:

President for all

“I will be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents. For the struggling, the striving and the successful. For those who vote for me and those who don’t. For all Americans.”


“The truth is, through all these years of public service, the ‘service’ part has always come easier to me than the ‘public’ part.”

Devil in the details

“It’s true… I sweat the details of policy (…) Because it’s not just a detail if it’s your kid, if it’s your family. It’s a big deal. And it should be a big deal to your president.”

— Clinton defends her reputation as a policy wonk


“Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union: the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president.”

More jobs

“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!”

Sanders shout-out

“Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans… And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I’ve heard you. Your cause is our cause.”

— Clinton offers an olive branch to disappointed supporters of her rival

Hard truth

“Here’s the sad truth. There is no other Donald Trump. This is it.”

Never fear

“He wants to divide us — from the rest of the world, and from each other. (…) He wants us to fear the future and fear each other.”

— Clinton on Trump

No nukes, please

“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.”

What did he say?

“He spoke for 70-odd minutes. And I do mean odd.”

— Clinton mocks Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week


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