28 October 2016

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Obama: 'We'll carry Clinton to victory' – BBC

U.S. President Barack Obama has implored voters to help continue his legacy by carrying Hillary Clinton to victory at the polls in November, according to the BBC.


Mr. Obama praised Mrs. Clinton at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, as the most qualified person ever to run for the White House, the BBC wrote.

He said voters faced a choice between hope and fear, attacking "homegrown demagogue" Republican Donald Trump.

But Mr. Trump rejected the president's optimistic portrayal.

"Our country does not feel 'great already' to the millions of wonderful people living in poverty, violence and despair," he said on Twitter.

Vice-President Joe Biden also delivered his own spirited address, saying Mr. Trump "backs torture", "religious intolerance" and "betrays our values".

Tim Kaine officially nominated as Democrats' VP"He has no clue about what makes America great," Mr. Biden said, before the crowd started chanting, "Not a clue!"

Obama closed the evening by recounting his key victories over his past eight years in office and painting an optimistic future for the country.

He extolled Mrs. Clinton's character, calling her a "leader with real plans to break down barriers, blast through glass ceilings and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American".

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