PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Thursday was Hillary Clinton’s big night. She has formally accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Before her big speech Democrats and delegates continued to push their message of unity within the party. Protesters and Bernie Sanders supporters have continued to push back against the Democratic National Committee following the leak of emails showing staffers favoring Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primary.
Despite repeated endorsements by Bernie Sanders, some of his supporters told News 3 they’re not ready to back Clinton.
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Her speech focused on positive changes in the United States during the last eight years, and how her administration plans to build on the successes of the Obama presidency.
Clinton made a surprise appearance Wednesday on stage to thank her former boss.
Just like her opponent Republican nominee Donald Trump, Clinton was introduced by her daughter. Chelsea Clinton appeared alongside small business owners and labor rights activists.
“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the US Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law,’ ” said Khizr Khan. Khizr Khan is the father of Humayun Khan, the University of Virginia graduate who was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving the United States in the ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.