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Hillary Clinton had a message for Donald Trump on Thursday evening as she accepted the Democratic party's nomination for president: Game on.
She mocked his campaign slogan. She blasted his business practices. She even tried to taunt him into attacking her on Twitter - a strategy that appeared to work, with Trump sending out a series of tweets assailing her soon after.
He wants to be commander in chief but 'Donald Trump can't even handle the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign. He loses his cool at the slightest provocation,' she said. 'A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons,' she said as the audience cheered loudly.
Trump has 'taken the Republican Party a long way,' she said, 'from "Morning in America" to "Midnight in America."'
'He wants us to fear the future and fear each other,' she said, declaring that the country is at a 'moment of reckoning.
The former first lady who lost out on the Democratic nomination eight years ago had to deliver a speech that would redefine her 20-year political career and reserve her place in history as the first woman president.
She held little back, touching on even the most embarrassing and personal aspects of her public profile, including the 'hard times' that tested she and her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, who infamously cheated on her with an intern Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office.
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Hillary Clinton said at tonight's Democratic National Convention and that the upcoming election is a 'moment of reckoning'
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Clinton also attempted to extend an olive branch to Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders' supporters, telling them, 'I've heard you...your cause is our cause.' She was most certainly hearing them, but the losing candidate's delegates weren't hearing her.
They took turns heckling Clinton throughout the entirety of her 55-minute speech in spite of a pointed reference to a free tuition plan she modeled off the senator's.
'Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt-free for all!' she said, her second reference to him in the speech.
In the thank you section of the remarks she also mentioned him. 'Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You put economic and social justice issues front and center, where they belong. '
To his supporters she said, 'Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion. That is the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for America. We wrote it together. Now let’s go out and make it happen together.'
In the national address that rivaled one of her husband's legendarily long orations, Clinton a millionaire, went after Trump, a billionaire, as an elitist who is out of step with and takes advantage of hard working Americans.
'In Atlantic City, 60 miles from here, you'll find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because Donald Trump refused to pay his bills,' she said from a Philadelphia sports arena. 'People who did the work and needed the money, and didn't get it – not because he couldn't pay them, but because he wouldn't pay them.'
'He just stiffed them,' she said
Hitting him where she knew it would hurt most, she said, 'That sales pitch he's making to be your president? Put your faith in him – and you'll win big? That's the same sales pitch he made to all those small businesses.'
Then he 'walked away,'' she said, 'and left working people holding the bag.'
'What part of America first leads him to make Trump ties in China, not Colorado. Trump suits in Mexico, not Michigan. Trump furniture in Turkey, not Ohio. Trump picture frames in India, not Wisconsin,' she said. 'Donald Trump says he wants to make America great again. He could start by actually making things in America again.'
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