Hillary Clinton Speaks About Historic Nomination for President at DNC: ''I'm So Happy This Day Has Come''

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Regardless of which party you vote for, this election has made history. Or should we say, herstory.

This week, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to ever be chosen as the presidential candidate for a major party, and tonight, she accepted that nomination during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Introduced by daughter Chelsea Clinton, who said her mother is “a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children” and “makes me proud every single day,” the Democratic nominee for presidency took the stage (in a white pantsuit, natch) to deliver a speech that touched on every political policy you can think of, her opponent Donald Trump, and on the glory that comes with this historic moment.

“Tonight, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union,” Hillary told the roaring crowd, which included an especially gleeful Bill Clinton.

“The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. Standing 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 little girls and everyone in between. I’m happy for boys and men, because when any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone,” she continues.

“After all, when there are no ceilings, the sky is the limit. So let’s keep going. Let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.”

As for what Trump said during the Republican National Convention, Clinton told the audience, “Don’t let anyone tell you that our country is weak. We’re not. Don’t let anyone tell you we don’t have what it takes. We do. And most of all, don’t believe anyone who says I alone can fix it. Yes, those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland. And they should set off alarm bells for all of us.

“Really? I alone can fix it? Isn’t he forgetting troops on the front lines, police officers and firefighters who run toward danger, doctors and nurses who care for us, teachers who change lives, entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem, mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe. He’s forgetting every last one of us. Americans don’t say I alone can fix it. We say we’ll fix it together.”

After talking about women’s rights, education, immigration, jobs, the economy, student debt and gun laws (just to name a few), Clinton concluded, “America’s destiny is ours to choose. So let’s be stronger together, my fellow Americans. Let’s look to the future with courage and confidence. Let’s build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. And when we do, America will be greater than ever. Thank you and may God bless you and the United States of America.”

Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Convention 2016, DNC 2016

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

While no formal statement has been made from Trump’s campaign, the Republican candidate did tweet about Clinton’s speech:



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