Obama endorses Clin­ton as po­lit­i­cal heir

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US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama has de­liv­ered a stir­ring speech at the Demo­cratic con­ven­tion, hail­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton as his po­lit­i­cal heir and round­ing on “home-grown dem­a­gogue” Don­ald Trump.

“There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill, no­body more qual­i­fied than Hil­lary” to be pres­i­dent, he said.

When boos rang out at the name of the Repub­li­can can­di­date, Mr Obama sim­ply said: “Don’t boo. Vote.”

Mr Trump re­sponded by re­ject­ing the pres­i­dent’s por­trayal of op­ti­mism.

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

Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton joins Pres­i­dent Barack Obama after his speech at the Demo­cratic Na­tional Con­ven­tion.

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