Hillary Clinton Makes History, Formally Accepts Democratic Presidential Nod

Update: Hillary Clinton made history on Thursday, July 28, when she formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Clinton is the first woman to lead the ticket of a major U.S. party.

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In her speech, Clinton bashed her opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, mocking his “bigotry” and insensitivity. 

Donald Trump says, ‘I know more about ISIS than the generals do.’ No, Donald, you don’t,” Clinton said while lambasting her opponent. “He thinks he knows more than our military because he claimed our armed forces are a disaster. … Imagine, if you dare, 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.”

Click here for more from Clinton’s history-making moment and a play-by-play of the final DNC night. 

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Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016, in Philadelphia. Paul Morigi/WireImage

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Ahead of Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, July 28, Hillary for America released excerpts from her address. The former secretary of state, 68, will discuss the country’s state of affairs as well as deliver her primary mission as president.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton at the end of the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016, in Philadelphia. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

“America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton is expected to tell the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. “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.”

The politician is then expected to deliver her mission as president: “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.”

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Clinton will also reflect upon the recent terror attacks and allude to her controversial opponent, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Tim Kaine with Hillary Clinton at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016, in Philadelphia. Paul Morigi/WireImage

“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.”

Clinton will then conclude that “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.”

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The presidential hopeful is expected to speak at approximately 10 p.m. ET. Click here to watch a livestream of day four and to catch Clinton’s speech.

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