President Barack Obama Delivers Powerful Speech at 2016 DNC

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During his speech at the DNC, Barack Obama managed to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton while simultaneously rejecting Republicans’ message as fostering anger and hate.

Obama argued that not only would Clinton be an excellent President, but that she is a better qualified candidate than even he or her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

“I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman — not me, not Bill, nobody — more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,” Obama said to a roaring crowd.

“This is not your typical election,” he continued. “It’s not just a choice between parties or policies; the usual debates between left and right. This is a more fundamental choice — about who we are as a people, and whether we stay true to this great American experiment in self-government.”

Obama went on to point out that Clinton’s time in the White House gives her to best view of what it is like to occupy the Oval Office.

“Nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office,” Obama said. “You can read about it. You can study it. Until you’ve sat at that desk, you don’t know what it’s like to manage a global crisis, or send young people to war. But Hillary’s been in the room; she’s been part of those decisions.”

The president also addressed that Trump may be using scare tactics to scare people into voting for him. “Donald Trump calls it ‘a divided crime scene’ that only he can fix,” Obama said. “He’s just offering slogans, and he’s offering fear. He’s betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election.”

“That is another bet that Donald Trump will lose,” Obama continued. “Because he’s selling the American people short. We are not a fragile or frightful people. Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order. We don’t look to be ruled.”

Throughout the election, Trump and his supporters have been repeatedly accused of spewing hate and the behavior has been praised by the presidential candidate. “What we heard was a deeply pessimistic vision of a country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world,” Obama said. “There were no serious solutions to pressing problems — just the fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate.”

The president recalled the story of his grandparents in Kansas, the roots of his American family. He explained why “anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.”

“They valued traits like honesty and hard work. Kindness and courtesy. Humility; responsibility; helping each other out. That’s what they believed in,” he said. “That’s America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don’t fear the future; we shape it, embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.”

You can watch POTUS deliver his full speech below:

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