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Bill Clinton 'Eviscerates' Trump - Page 2

Plus, Biden officially becomes the Democratic nominee for president on 2nd night of DNC
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2020 12:06 AM CDT
Updated Aug 19, 2020 6:43 AM CDT

  • Republicans Colin Powell and Cindy McCain spoke, with Powell formally endorsing Biden. "The values I learned growing up in the South Bronx and serving in uniform, were the same values that Joe Biden's parents instilled in him in Scranton, Pennsylvania," he said. "I support Joe Biden for the presidency of the United States, because those values still define him. And we need to restore those values to the White House."
  • John Kerry said Trump "inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world. And like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it. When this president goes overseas it isn’t a goodwill mission. It’s a blooper reel."
  • The keynote "speaker" of the night was actually a group of 17 young, diverse Democrats who were featured in a video montage. Among them was Stacey Abrams. "In a democracy, we do not elect saviors. We cast our ballots for those who see our struggles and pledge to serve," she said.
  • Interestingly, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her 60 seconds of speaking time to second the nomination of Bernie Sanders for president. She did, however, congratulate Biden on his nomination, NBC notes. Per this Twitter explainer, AOC's nomination of Sanders was a "symbolic" "formality" given that he was the only candidate other than Biden to reach the 300-delegate threshold.

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