Obama endorses Clinton as political heir
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.