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Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

Hillary Clinton’s formally accepted the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major US party.

Speaking at the Democratic Convention, she did not hang about when it came to taking a swipe at Republican rival Donald Trump.

“We will not build a wall. Instead we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one,” said Clinton, to thunderous applause.

We will not build a wall. Instead we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one

“And we’ll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy.”

During her speech, Clinton also reached out to supporters of Bernie Sanders, many of whom think she is too moderate.

“I have heard you, your cause is our cause,” 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.”

Clinton – who described her nomination as a “milestone” – presented a more upbeat view of the US than the dark vision Trump offered last week.

Performer Katy Perry hit all the right notes on stage at the convention, but will the biggest speech of Clinton’s career have struck a chord with Americans? All eyes are now on November’s election.




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