President Barack Obama along with Vice President Joseph Biden, California Governor Jerry Brown, and New York Billionaire Michael Bloomberg gave passionate speeches yesterday at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton who became officially nominated on Tuesday.
During Obama’s speech, he acknowledged the wide philosophical divide that separates the Democratic and Republican parties but singled out the Republican Convention held last week in Cleveland for having a “deeply pessimistic vision of the country where we turn against each other, and turn away from the rest of the world.”
Obama explained that during the Republican Convention there was no serious solutions to pressing problems- just the “fanning of resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate.”
Obama said that the America he knows is “full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity.”
While contrasting the two platforms of the two candidates, Obama emphasized that Clinton has got specific ideas to invest in new jobs, to help workers share in their company’s profits, to help put kids in preschool, and put students through college without taking on a ton of debt.
“And then there’s Trump” Obama said.
“He’s not really a plans guy. Not really a facts guy, either. He calls himself a business guy, which is true, but I have to say I know plenty of business men and women who’ve achieved success without leaving a trail of lawsuits, and unpaid workers, and people feeling like they got cheated” Obama said.
Vice President Joseph Biden said that the times are too uncertain to elect Donald Trump as president of the United States.
“No major party, no major party nominee in the history of this nation has ever known less or has been less prepared to deal with out national security. We cannot elect a man who exploits our fears of ISIS and other terrorists, who has no plan whatsoever to make us safer” Biden said.
Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire and founder of the Bloomberg News Network, who is now an Independent and was a former Mayor of New York, offered his support for Hilary Clinton who served as New York Senator from 2001-2009.
“Today as an Independent, and entrepeneuer, and a former mayor, I believe we need a president who is a problem solver, not a bomb thrower; someone who can bring members of Congress together, to get big things done. And I know that Hilary Clinton can do that, because I saw it firsthand” Bloomberg said.
Bloomberg recalled Donald Trump’s tarnished business record that includes a “well documented record of bankruptcies, thousands of lawsuits, angry shareholders and contractors who feel cheated, and disillusioned customers who feel ripped off.”
“Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s run his business, God help us” Bloomberg said.
California Governor Jerry Brown called out Donald Trump for his failure to accept global warming which he insisted is real and pointed out that a wide body of world leaders and climate scientists, including those at NASA and the Department of Defense all believe in the science of climate change and see the moral imperative to take action.
“Trump says global warming is a hoax. I say Trump lies. So, it’s not surprising that Trump chose as his running mate a man who denies that there’s such a thing as evolution” Brown said.
Governor Brown explained that Hilary Clinton paved the way for the Paris Climate Agreement, which Trump threatened to tear up, and also launched the Climate and Clean Air Coalition while serving as Secretary of State.
Later today Hilary Clinton will give a keynote address at the Democratic Convention during its final day.