US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was the one candidate ready to be president, as she poured scorn on Donald Trump’s behavior and temperament, reports BSS.
“In this election, there is only one person who I trust with that responsibility, only one person who I believe is truly qualified to be president of the United States and that is our friend Hillary Clinton,” she said to standing ovations.
According to CNN, Other Democratic headliners, including Sens. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, sought to make the case to Sanders supporters that a Donald Trump presidency would be so dire that they must vote for Clinton.
Michelle Obama says Clinton ‘one person’ qualified to be president
The most important political moment of the night came when Sanders delivered the full-throated endorsement that the Clinton campaign had longed for.
“Any objective observer will conclude that — based on her ideas and her leadership — Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States,” Sanders told delegates, spurring a cascade of cheers.
He spent the following morning meeting with individual state delegations to carry his message forward and continuing to counter resistance toward Clinton. Sanders chastened California delegates who booed his call for party unity Tuesday.
“Our job is to do two things — to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said, adding later, “It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency.”
After a hard fought primary, he left no doubt about his position on the cusp of the general election.
But all day long, there were signs that many Sanders supporters were still experiencing feelings of anger and loss at the effective end of his “political revolution.”
Their fury was exacerbated by a leak of Democratic National Committee documents that showed party leaders discussing how to thwart him during the primary.
And even on the convention floor, signs of discord were everywhere. One Clinton supporter, for example, got embroiled in an argument with a woman supporting Sanders, who had blue tape over her mouth reading “Silenced by the DNC.”
Another Sanders delegate wearing a Marine Corps cap took a swing at a Clinton delegate before Secret Service officers broke up the fracas.