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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton’s Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton’s Speech To The Democratic Convention, Annotated

Editor’s note: This has been updated during 1:25 p.m. ET Friday with additional fact-checking information.

Hillary Clinton accepted a Democratic nomination for boss Thursday night, delivering a discuss that lays out her devise to residence militant threats and emanate jobs.

NPR’s politics organisation annotated Clinton’s discuss below. Portions commented on are highlighted, followed by analysis, context and fact check in italics.

(You can review a fact check of Donald Trump’s discuss during a Republican National Convention final week here.)

Thank you. Thank we so much. Thank you. Thank we all so so much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank we all very, unequivocally much. Thank we for that extraordinary welcome. Thank we all for a good gathering that we’ve had.

[A few appreciate yous during a tip of a discuss are not uncommon, though demeanour during all a people Clinton interjection here during a tip of her speech. This is something she does during any singular discuss event. She interjection internal inaugurated officials, she interjection her tip volunteers and discuss organizers by name. The scale and coherence of a appreciate yous are a streamer of Clinton’s understated discuss style. –- Tamara Keith]

And Chelsea, appreciate you.

I’m so unapproachable to be your mom and so unapproachable of a lady you’ve become.

Thank we for bringing Marc into a family, and Charlotte and Aidan into a world.

And Bill, that review we started in a law library 45 years ago, it is still going strong.

You know, that review has lasted by good times that filled us with joy, and tough times that tested us.

And I’ve even gotten a few difference in along a way.

On Tuesday night, we was so happy to see that my explainer-in-chief is still on a job.

I’m also beholden to a rest of my family and to a friends of a lifetime.

For all of we whose tough work brought us here tonight, and to those of we who assimilated this discuss this week. Thank you.

What a conspicuous week it’s been.

We listened a man from Hope, Bill Clinton.

[Bill Clinton grew adult in Hope, Ark., and The Man From Hope is a pretension of a biographical film shown during a 1992 Democratic National Convention.

The final line of Bill Clinton’s acceptance discuss in 1992 was: “I finish tonight where it all began for me: I still trust in a place called Hope.” — Danielle Kurtzleben]

And a male of Hope, Barack Obama.

America is stronger given of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m improved given of his friendship.

We listened from a superb clamp president, a one and customarily Joe Biden. He spoke from his large heart about a party’s joining to operative people, as customarily he can do.

And initial lady Michelle Obama reminded us that a children are watching, and a boss we elect is going to be their president, too.

And for those of we out there who are customarily removing to know Tim Kaine — we will shortly know given a people of Virginia keep compelling him: from city legislature and mayor, to governor, and now senator.

And he will make a whole republic unapproachable as a clamp president.

And … we wish to appreciate Bernie Sanders.

Bernie, Bernie, your discuss desirous millions of Americans, quite a immature people who threw their hearts and souls into a primary.

You’ve put mercantile and amicable probity issues front and center, where they belong.

And to all of your supporters here and around a country: we wish we to know, I’ve listened you. Your means is a cause.

[After a speech, we spoke to several Sanders supporters in a locus who appreciated a confirmation though still weren’t assured that she unequivocally meant it. — Tamara Keith]

Our republic needs your ideas, appetite and passion.

That is a customarily approach we can spin a on-going height into genuine change for America.

We wrote it together — now let’s go out and make it occur together.

My friends, we’ve come to Philadelphia — a hearth of a republic — given what happened in this city 240 years ago still has something to learn us today.

We all know a story. But we customarily concentration on how it incited out — and not adequate on how tighten that story came to never being created during all.

When member from 13 uncontrolled colonies met customarily down a highway from here, some wanted to hang with a king. And some wanted to hang it to a king.

The series hung in a balance.

Then somehow, they began listening to any other, compromising, anticipating common purpose.

And by a time they left Philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation.

That’s what finished it probable to mount adult to a king.

That took courage. They had courage.

Our Founders embraced a fast law that we are stronger together.

Now, now America is once again during a impulse of reckoning. Powerful army are melancholy to lift us apart. Bonds of trust and honour are fraying.

And customarily as with a founders, there are no guarantees. It truly is adult to us. We have to confirm presumably we all will work together so we can all arise together.

Our country’s sign is “e pluribus unum”: out of many, we are one. Will we stay loyal to that motto?

Well, we listened Donald Trump’s answer final week during his convention. He wants to order us from a rest of a world, and from any other.

He’s betting that a perils of today’s universe will blind us to a total promise. He’s taken a Republican Party a prolonged approach from “Morning in America” to “Midnight in America.” He wants us to fear a destiny and fear any other.

Well, we know, a good Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt came adult with a ideal reprove to Trump some-more than 80 years ago, during a many some-more hazardous time: “The customarily thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

Now we are clear-eyed about what a republic is adult against. But we are not afraid. We will arise to a challenge, customarily as we always have. We will not build a wall. Instead, we will build an economy where everybody who wants a good pursuit can get one.

And we’ll build a trail to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to a economy!

We, we will not anathema a religion. We will work with all Americans and a allies to quarrel and improved terrorism.

[Donald Trump primarily called for a proxy anathema on all Muslims entering a U.S. following a San Bernardino, Calif., militant conflict final December. But he now talks about fighting terrorism by a proxy anathema on people from countries with a famous story of terrorism. — Tamara Keith]

There’s a lot of work to do.

Too many people haven’t had a compensate lift given a crash.

There’s too many inequality. Too tiny amicable mobility. Too many stoppage in Washington. Too many threats during home and abroad.

But customarily demeanour for a notation during a strengths we move as Americans to accommodate these challenges. We have a many energetic and opposite people in a world. We have a many passive and inexhaustible immature people we’ve ever had. We have a many absolute military. The many innovative entrepreneurs. The many fast values: leisure and equality, probity and opportunity.

We should be so unapproachable that those difference are compared with us. we have to tell you, as your secretary of state, we went to 112 countries. When people hear those words, they hear America.

So don’t let anyone tell we that a republic is weak. We’re not.

Don’t let anyone tell we we don’t have what it takes. We do.

And many of all, don’t trust anyone who says, “I alone can repair it.”

Yes, those were indeed Donald Trump’s difference in Cleveland. And they should set off alarm bells for all of us.

Really? we alone can repair it? Isn’t he forgetting?

Troops on a front lines. Police officers and firefighters who run toward danger. Doctors and nurses who caring for us. Teachers who change lives. Entrepreneurs who see possibilities in any problem. Mothers who mislaid children to assault and are building a transformation to keep other kids safe.

He’s forgetful any final one of us.

Americans don’t say, “I alone can repair it.” We say, “We’ll repair it together.”

[In his gathering speech, Trump did contend “I alone can repair it” — he was referring to a domestic complement he sees as broken. Clinton initial used this line of conflict a Friday after a GOP gathering and it has been well-received by supporters ever since. Clinton is holding a word over Trump’s strange context, though there are positively other instances in his gathering discuss and others where he has portrayed himself as a one who can repair several ills from ISIS to a economy. — Tamara Keith]

And remember, remember: Our Founders fought a series and wrote a Constitution so America would never be a republic where one chairman had all a power. Two-hundred-and-forty years later, we still put a faith in any other.

Look during what happened in Dallas after a assassinations of 5 dauntless infantry officers. Police Chief David Brown asked a village to support his force, maybe even join them.

And we know how a village responded? Nearly 500 people practical in customarily 12 days.

[According to information posted on a Dallas Police Department Facebook page, 467 people practical to a dialect between Jul 8 and Jul 20. That’s some-more than triple a 136 people that practical between Jun 8 and Jun 20. — Danielle Kurtzleben]

That’s how Americans answer when a call for assistance goes out.

Twenty years ago, we wrote a book called It Takes a Village. And a lot of people looked during a pretension and asked, “What a heck do we meant by that?”

This is what we mean. None of us can lift a family, build a business, reanimate a village or lift a republic totally alone.

America needs any one of us to lend a energy, a talents, a aspiration to creation a republic improved and stronger. we trust that with all my heart.

That’s given “Stronger Together” is not customarily a doctrine from a history. It’s not customarily a aphorism for a campaign.

It’s a running element for a republic we’ve always been and a destiny we’re going to build.

A republic where a economy works for everyone, not customarily those during a top. Where we can get a good pursuit and send your kids to a good school, no matter what zip formula we live in.

A republic where all a children can dream, and those dreams are within reach. Where families are strong, communities are safe, and yes, where adore trumps hate.

That’s a republic we’re fighting for. That’s a destiny we’re operative toward. And so, my friends, it is with humility, integrity and eternal certainty in America’s guarantee that we accept your assignment for boss of a United States!

Now, sometimes, infrequently a people during this lectern are new to a inhabitant stage.

As we know, I’m not one of those people.

I’ve been your First Lady, served 8 years as a senator from a good state of New York.

Then we represented all of we as secretary of state.

But my pursuit titles customarily tell we what I’ve done.

They don’t tell we why.

The law is, by all these years of open service, a “service” partial has always come easier to me than a “public” part.

I get it that some people customarily don’t know what to make of me. So let me tell you.

The family I’m from, well, no one had their name on large buildings. My family were builders of a opposite kind. Builders in a approach many American families are.

They used whatever collection they had — whatever God gave them — and whatever life in America supposing — and built improved lives and improved futures for their kids.

My grandfather worked in a same Scranton edging indent for 50 years. Because he believed that if he gave all he had, his children would have a improved life than he did. And he was right.

My dad, Hugh, finished it to college. He played football during Penn State and enlisted in a Navy after Pearl Harbor.

When a quarrel was over, he started his possess tiny business, copy fabric for draperies. we remember examination him mount for hours over silk screens.

He wanted to give my brothers and me opportunities he never had. And he did.

My mother, Dorothy, was deserted by her relatives as a immature girl. She
ended adult on her possess during 14, operative as a housemaid. She was saved by a affability of others.

Her first-grade clergyman saw she had 0 to eat during lunch and brought additional food to share a whole year. The doctrine she upheld on to me, years later, stranded with me: No one gets by life alone. We have to demeanour out for any other and lift any other up.

And she finished certain we schooled a difference from a Methodist faith: “Do all a good we can, for all a people we can, in all a ways we can, as prolonged as ever we can.”

So, we went to work for a Children’s Defense Fund, going door-to-door in New Bedford, Mass., on interest of children with disabilities who were denied a possibility to go to school.

I remember assembly a immature lady in a wheelchair on a tiny behind porch of her house. She told me how badly she wanted to go to propagandize — it customarily didn’t seem probable in those days. And we couldn’t stop meditative of my mom and what she’d left by as a child.

It became transparent to me that simply caring is not enough. To expostulate genuine progress, we have to change both hearts and laws. You need both bargain and action.

So we collected facts. We built a coalition. And a work helped remonstrate Congress to safeguard entrance to preparation for all students with disabilities.

It’s a large idea, isn’t it? Every child with a incapacity has a right to go to school.

But how, how do we make an suspicion like that real? You do it step-by-step, year-by-year, infrequently even door-by-door.

My heart customarily swelled when we saw Anastasia Somoza representing millions of immature people on this theatre — given we altered a law to make certain she got an education.

So it’s true. we persperate a sum of process — presumably we’re articulate about a accurate turn of lead in a celebration H2O in Flint, Mich., a series of mental health comforts in Iowa, or a cost of your medication drugs.

Because it’s not customarily a fact if it’s your child — if it’s your family. It’s a large deal. And it should be a large understanding to your president, too.

After a 4 days of this convention, you’ve seen some of a people who’ve desirous me. People who let me into their lives, and became a partial of mine.

People like Ryan Moore and Lauren Manning. They told their stories Tuesday night.

I initial met Ryan as a 7-year-old. He was wearing a full physique prop that contingency have weighed 40 pounds, given we leaned over to lift him up.

Children like Ryan kept me going when a devise for concept health caring unsuccessful and kept me operative with leaders of both parties to assistance emanate a Children’s Health Insurance Program that covers 8 million kids in a country.

Lauren Manning, who stood here with such beauty and power, was sincerely harmed on 9/11. It was a suspicion of her, and Debbie St. John who we saw in a movie, and John Dolan and Joe Sweeney, and all a victims and survivors, that kept me operative as tough as we could in a Senate on interest of 9/11 families, and a initial responders who got ill from their time during Ground Zero.

I was meditative of Lauren, Debbie and all a others 10 years after in a White House Situation Room when President Obama finished a confidant preference that finally brought Osama bin Laden to justice.

And in this campaign, I’ve met many some-more people who motivate me to keep fighting for change. And, with your help, we will lift all of your voices and stories with me to a White House.

And we heard, we listened from, from Republicans and Independents who are ancillary a campaign. Well, we will be a boss for Democrats, Republicans and independents, for a struggling, a striving, a successful, for all those who opinion for me and for those who don’t. For all Americans together.

Tonight, tonight we’ve reached a miracle in a nation’s impetus toward a some-more ideal union: a initial time that a vital celebration has nominated a lady for president.

Standing here, station here as my mother’s daughter, and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come.

I’m happy for grandmothers and tiny girls and everybody in between.

I’m happy for boys and men, too — given when any separator falls in America, it clears a approach for everyone. After all, when there are no ceilings, a sky’s a limit.

So let’s keep going, let’s keep going until any one of a 161 million women and girls opposite America has a event she deserves to have.

But even some-more critical than a story we make tonight, is a story we will write together in a years ahead.

Let’s start with what we’re going to do to assistance operative people in a republic get forward and stay ahead.

Now, we don’t consider President Obama and Vice President Biden get a credit they merit for saving us from a misfortune mercantile predicament of a lifetimes.

Our economy is so many stronger than when they took office. Nearly 15 million new private-sector jobs. Twenty million some-more Americans with health insurance. And an automobile attention that customarily had a best year ever.

[The jobs-gain figure Clinton cites is from a trough, that came about a year after President Obama took office. The word figure includes those who gained coverage by new word exchanges, enlargement of Medicaid, and changes in a private word marketplace that concede immature adults to stay on their parents’ plan. U.S. automobile sales strike 17.5 million final year, an all-time high. — Scott Horsley]

Now that’s genuine progress, though zero of us can be confident with a standing quo. Not by a prolonged shot.

We’re still confronting entrenched problems that grown prolonged before a retrogression and have stayed with us by a recovery.

I’ve left around a republic articulate to operative families. And I’ve listened from many who feel like a economy certain isn’t operative for them.

Some of we are undone — even furious. And we know what? You’re right. It’s not nonetheless operative a approach it should.

Americans are peaceful to work — and work hard. But right now, an awful lot of people feel there is reduction and reduction honour for a work they do. And reduction honour for them, period.

Democrats, we are a celebration of operative people. But we haven’t finished a good adequate pursuit display we get what you’re going through, and we’re going to do something to help.

So tonight we wish to tell we tonight how we will commission Americans to live improved lives.

My primary goal as boss will be to emanate some-more event and some-more good jobs with rising salary right here in a United States. From my initial day in bureau to my last, generally in places that for too prolonged have been left out and left behind.

From a center cities to a tiny towns, from Indian Country to Coal Country. From communities scorched by obsession to regions hollowed out by plant closures.

And here’s what we believe. we trust America thrives when a center category thrives. we trust that a economy isn’t operative a approach it should given a democracy isn’t operative a approach it should.

That’s given we need to designate Supreme Court justices who will get income out of politics and enhance voting rights, not shorten them.

[With this oversimplified phrase, Clinton is effectively pursuit for court-mandated open financing, that is intensely unlikely. — Peter Overby]

And if necessary, we will pass a inherent amendment to overturn Citizens United.

[Passing a inherent amendment would unequivocally expected be really, really, unequivocally tough in a stream domestic meridian of gridlock. Proposing one requires presumably a two-thirds opinion of a House and Senate or a inherent convention, that two-thirds of a states would have to call for, according to a National Archives. To be ratified, it requires 38 of a 50 states to approve it. — Danielle Kurtzleben]

[And not even advocates of this one can determine on denunciation that avoids other First Amendment issues. — Peter Overby]

I trust American companies that have gotten so many from a republic should be customarily as nationalistic in return. Many of them are. But too many aren’t. It’s wrong to take taxation breaks with one palm and give out pinkish slips with a other.

And we trust Wall Street can never, ever be authorised to mutilate Main Street again.

And we trust in science. we trust meridian change is genuine and that we can save a universe while formulating millions of good-paying purify appetite jobs.

I trust that when we have millions of overworked immigrants contributing to a economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to try to flog them out.

Comprehensive immigration remodel will grow a economy and keep families together — and it’s a right thing to do.

[The Congressional Budget Office projected a immigration check upheld by a Senate in 2013 would boost a economy and revoke a sovereign deficit, while somewhat shortening wages. — Scott Horsley]

So, whatever celebration we go to, or if we go to no celebration during all, if we share these beliefs, this is your campaign.

[This is partial of Clinton’s occasional overdo to both Sanders supporters and people she once called “reasonable Republicans.” At a gathering Thursday night, speakers enclosed a former Ronald Reagan staffer and a lady who is streamer a organisation of Republican women ancillary Clinton. –- Tamara Keith]

If we trust that companies should share increase with their workers, not pad executive bonuses, join us.

If we trust a smallest salary should be a vital wage, and no one operative full time should have to lift their children in poverty, join us.

If we trust that any man, lady and child in America has a right to affordable health care, join us.

If we trust that we should contend “no” to astray trade deals, that we should mount adult to China, that we should support a steelworkers and autoworkers and homegrown manufacturers, afterwards join us.

If we trust we should enhance Social Security and strengthen a woman’s right to make her possess health caring decisions, afterwards join us.

And yes, yes, if we trust that your operative mother, wife, sister or daughter deserves equal pay, join us.

That’s how we’re going to certain this economy works for everyone, not customarily those during a top.

Now, we didn’t hear any of this, did you, from Donald Trump during his convention. He spoke for 70-odd mins — and we do meant odd.

And he charity 0 solutions.

[Trump’s acceptance discuss during a Republican National Convention in Cleveland charity a series of measures to residence a several problems he defined. They enclosed Trump’s anathema on Muslims entering a United States, that he now describes as a offer for a U.S. to “suspend immigration from any republic that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place.” Trump also reiterated his call for a limit wall to quarrel bootleg immigration, new trade policies (in further to renegotiating “bad trade agreements”), infrastructure investment and taxation reform. Clinton has argued these proposals are wrong or not feasible, and therefore aren’t solutions. But a matter suggests Trump’s discuss was abandoned of specific proposals, that is not true. — Arnie Seipel]

But we already know he doesn’t trust these things. No consternation he doesn’t like articulate about his plans. You competence have noticed, we adore articulate about mine.

In my initial hundred days, we will work with both parties to pass a biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs given World War II. Jobs in manufacturing, purify energy, record and innovation, tiny business, and infrastructure.

If we deposit in infrastructure now, we’ll not customarily emanate jobs today, though lay a substructure for a jobs of a future.

And we will also renovate a approach we ready a immature people for those jobs.

Bernie Sanders and we will work together to make college tuition-free for a center category and debt-free for all!

We will also, we will also acquit millions of people who already have tyro debt.

It’s customarily not right that Donald Trump can omit his debts, and students and families can’t refinance their debts.

And something we don’t contend mostly enough: Sure, college is crucial, though a four-year grade should not be a customarily trail to a good job.

[The income opening between high propagandize and college grads is bigger for millennials than it was for Generation Xers, baby boomers and a Silent Generation, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center report. — Danielle Kurtzleben]

We will assistance some-more people learn a ability or use a trade and make a good vital doing it.

We will give tiny businesses like my dad’s a boost. Make it easier to get credit. Way too many dreams die in a parking lots of banks.

In America, if we can dream it, we should be means to build it.

And we will assistance we change family and work. And we know what, if fighting for affordable child caring and paid family leave is personification a “woman card,” afterwards understanding me in.

Now, here’s a other thing, we’re not customarily going to make all these investments, we’re going to compensate for any singular one of them.

And here’s how: Wall Street, corporations, and a super-rich are going to start profitable their satisfactory share of taxes.

This is not given we resent success, given when some-more than 90 percent of a gains have left to a tip 1 percent, that’s where a income is, and we are going to follow a money.

[In his gathering speech, Bernie Sanders pronounced something similar, observant that 85 percent of a income gains had left to a tip 1 percent — a stat that PolitiFact called “half true” because it was outdated. In 2014 and 2015, they write, a 99 percent’s incomes recovered, and a tip 1 percent’s share fell to 52 percent. — Danielle Kurtzleben]

And if companies take taxation breaks and afterwards boat jobs overseas, we’ll make them compensate us back. And we’ll put that income to work where it belongs, formulating jobs here during home!

Now, now we suppose some of we are sitting during home thinking, well, that all sounds flattering good. But how are we going to get it done? How are we going to mangle by a gridlock in Washington?

Well, demeanour during my record. I’ve worked opposite a aisle to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that assistance millions of people. And if we give me a chance, that’s what I’ll do as president.

But afterwards we also suppose people are meditative out there, though Trump, he’s a businessman. He contingency know something about a economy.

Well, let’s take a closer look.

In Atlantic City, 60 miles from here, we will find contractors and tiny businesses who mislaid all given Donald Trump refused to compensate his bills.

Now, remember what a boss pronounced final night: “Don’t boo, vote.” People who did a work and indispensable a money, and didn’t get it — not given he couldn’t compensate them, though given he wouldn’t compensate them. He customarily stiffed them.

[True. Specifically, she is referring to a waste suffered by contractors on a Taj Mahal casino. The Associated Press found that Trump due $70 million to 253 contractors when a casino opened. After a casino filed for failure about a year later, many contractors got customarily 33 percent of what they were owed. As a outcome some went out of business.

[It’s misleading presumably Trump could have paid those bills, as Clinton argued. He was deeply overleveraged on a project, with endless debt, and both his corporate and personal finances were in comparatively bad figure during a time. — Matt Katz, WNYC]

And we know that sales representation he’s creation to be president? Put your faith in him — and you’ll win big? That’s a same sales representation he finished to all those tiny businesses. Then Trump walked away, and left operative people holding a bag.

He also talks a large diversion about putting America first. Well, greatfully explain what partial of “America First” leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump seat in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump design frames in India, not Wisconsin.

Donald Trump says he wants to make America good again — well, he could start by indeed creation things in America again.

Now, a choice we face in this choosing is customarily as sheer when it comes to a inhabitant security.

You know, anyone, anyone reading a news can see a threats and turmoil we face.

From Baghdad to Kabul, to Nice and Paris and Brussels, from San Bernardino to Orlando, we’re traffic with dynamic enemies that contingency be defeated.

So, it’s no consternation that people are concerned and looking for reassurance. Looking for solid leadership, wanting a personality who understands we are stronger when we work with a allies around a universe and caring for a veterans here during home. Keeping a republic protected and honoring a people who do that work will be my top priority.

I’m unapproachable that we put a lid on Iran’s arch module though banishment a singular shot — now we have to make it. And we contingency keep ancillary Israel’s security.

[Experts trust a agreement has extended a time Iran would need to rise a arch explosve from weeks or months to during smallest a year. However, a understanding has had tiny effect on Iran’s nonnuclear troublemaking elsewhere in a region. — Scott Horsley]

I’m unapproachable that we done a tellurian meridian agreement — now we have to reason any republic accountable to their commitments, including ourselves.

And I’m unapproachable to mount by a allies in NATO opposite any hazard they face, including from Russia.

I’ve laid out my plan for defeating ISIS. We will strike their sanctuaries from a air, and support internal army holding them out on a ground. We will swell a comprehension so that we detect and forestall attacks before they happen.

We will interrupt their efforts online to strech and radicalize immature people in a country.

It won’t be easy or quick, though make no mistake — we will prevail.

Now Donald Trump, Donald Trump says, and this is a quote, “I know some-more about ISIS than a generals do.” No, Donald, we don’t.

He thinks, he thinks that he knows some-more than a infantry given he claimed a armed army are “a disaster.”

[Trump said, “Our infantry is a disaster,” in a discuss in Charleston, S.C., hosted by a Fox Business Network on Jan. 14, 2016. — Arnie Seipel]

Well, I’ve had a payoff to work closely with a infantry and a veterans for many years, including as a senator on a Armed Services Committee, and we know how wrong he is. Our infantry is a inhabitant treasure.

We entrust a commander in arch to make a hardest decisions a republic faces, decisions about quarrel and peace, life and death.

A boss should honour a organisation and women who risk their lives to offer a republic — including Captain Khan and a sons of Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, both Marines.

So customarily ask yourself: Do we unequivocally consider Donald Trump has a spirit to be commander in chief?

Donald Trump can’t even hoop a rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. He loses his cold during a smallest provocation. When he’s gotten a tough doubt from a reporter. When he’s challenged in a debate. When he sees a protester during a rally.

Imagine, if we dare, imagine, suppose him in a Oval Office confronting a genuine crisis. A male we can attract with a twitter is not a male we can trust with arch weapons.

I can’t put it, we can’t put it any improved than Jackie Kennedy did after a Cuban Missile Crisis. She pronounced that what disturbed President Kennedy during that unequivocally dangerous time was that a quarrel competence be started, not by large organisation with stoicism and restraint, though by tiny organisation — a ones changed by fear and pride.

America’s strength doesn’t come from lashing out. It relies on smarts, judgment, cold resolve, and a accurate and vital focus of power. And that’s a kind of commander in arch we oath to be.

And if we’re critical about gripping a republic safe, we also can’t means to have a boss who’s in a slot of a gun lobby.

I’m not here to dissolution a Second Amendment. I’m not here to take divided your guns. we customarily don’t wish we to be shot by someone who shouldn’t have a gun in a initial place.

We will work tirelessly with obliged gun owners to pass common-sense reforms and keep guns out of a hands of criminals, terrorists and all others who would do us harm.

You know, for decades, people have pronounced this emanate was too tough to solve and a politics too prohibited to touch. But we ask you: How can we customarily mount by and do nothing?

You heard, we saw, family members of people killed by gun assault on this stage.

You heard, we saw, family members of infantry officers killed in a line of avocation given they were outgunned by criminals.

I exclude to trust we can’t find common belligerent here.

We have to reanimate a divides in a country. Not customarily on guns. But on race. Immigration. And more.

And that starts with listening, listening to any other. Trying, as best we can, to travel in any other’s shoes.

So let’s put ourselves in a boots of immature black and Latino organisation and women who face a effects of systemic racism, and are finished to feel like their lives are disposable.

Let’s put ourselves in a boots of infantry officers, kissing their kids and spouses goodbye any day, streamer off to do a dangerous and required job.

We will remodel a rapist probity complement from finish to finish and reconstruct trust between law coercion and a communities they serve.

And we will defend, we will urge all a rights — polite rights, tellurian rights and voting rights, women’s rights and workers’ rights, LGBT rights and a rights of people with disabilities!

And we will mount adult opposite meant and divisive tongue wherever it comes from.

You know, for a past year, many people finished a mistake of shouting off Donald Trump’s comments — excusing him as an hostess customarily putting on a show.

They suspicion he couldn’t presumably meant all a terrible things he says — like when he called women “pigs.” Or pronounced that an American decider couldn’t be satisfactory given of his Mexican heritage.

Or when he mocks and mimics a contributor with a disability. Or insults prisoners of quarrel like John McCain — a loyal favourite and loyalist who deserves a respect.

Now, during first, during first, we admit, we couldn’t trust he meant it either. It was customarily too tough to fathom — that someone who wants to lead a republic could contend those things. Could be like that.

But here’s a unhappy truth: There is no other Donald Trump. This is it.

And in a end, it comes down to what Donald Trump doesn’t get: that America is good — given America is good.

[After Clinton’s speech, there were claims on Twitter that this quote was carried from Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. Interestingly, a Weekly Standard found in 1995 that it is a line of different provenance, mostly misattributed to de Tocqueville. Reagan used it (by way, his speechwriters said, of Eisenhower), as good as Pat Buchanan and Bill Clinton, a Weekly Standard wrote. — Danielle Kurtzleben]

So adequate with a prejudice and bombast. Donald Trump’s not charity genuine change.

He’s charity dull promises. And what are we offering? A confidant bulletin to urge a lives of people opposite a republic — to keep we safe, to get we good jobs, and to give your kids a opportunities they deserve.

The choice is clear, my friends.

Every era of Americans has come together to make a republic freer, fairer and stronger.

None of us ever have or can do it alone.

I know that during a time when so many seems to be pulling us apart, it can be tough to suppose how we’ll ever lift together.

But I’m here to tell we tonight — swell is possible.

I know, we know given I’ve seen it in a lives of people opposite America who get knocked down and get right behind up.

And we know it, we know it from my possess life. More than a few times, I’ve had to collect myself adult and get behind in a game.

Like so many else in my life, we got this from my mom too. She never let me behind down from any challenge. When we attempted to censor from a area bully, she literally blocked a door. “Go behind out there,” she said.

And she was right. You have to mount adult to bullies.

You have to keep operative to make things better, even when a contingency are prolonged and a antithesis is fierce.

We mislaid a mom a few years ago, though we skip her any day. And we still hear her voice propelling me to keep working, keep fighting for right, no matter what.

That’s what we need to do together as a nation.

Though “we might not live to see a glory,” as a strain from a low-pitched Hamilton goes, “let us gladly join a fight.”

Let a bequest be about “planting seeds in a garden we never get to see.”

That’s given we’re here … not customarily in this hall, though on this Earth.

The Founders showed us that. And so have many others since.

They were drawn together by adore of country, and a unselfish passion to build something improved for all who follow.

That is a story of America. And we start a new section tonight.

Yes, a universe is examination what we do.

Yes, America’s destiny is ours to choose.

So let’s be stronger together, my associate Americans.

Let’s demeanour to a destiny with bravery and confidence.

Let’s build a improved tomorrow for a dear children and a dear country.

And when we do, America will be larger than ever.

Thank you, and might God magnify we and a United States of America!

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