Chelsea Clinton, embraces her mother, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (AP)

"Can't see Hillary in that white suit & not think of suffragists who dressed entirely in white": Twitter reacts to Hillary Clinton's historic DNC acceptance speech

What they're saying about Hillary Clinton's historic acceptance the Democratic Party's presidential nomination


Michael Garofalo
July 29, 2016 8:04AM (UTC)

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination Thursday night in Philadelphia, becoming the first woman to head a major party's ticket.

Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention was a traditional closing argument presenting a mix of hopeful policy goals and criticism of the opposition, standing in contrast to the overwhelmingly negative acceptance delivered by Republican nominee Donald Trump a week earlier.

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Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother to the Democratic delegation:

Early in her speech, Clinton thanked her primary opponent Bernie Sanders, saying that his "campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary." Cameras caught Sanders' underwhelming reaction, which quickly attracted the attention of the internet:

Turning to Republican nominee Donald Trump, Clinton invoked President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous quote: "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

 

"I will be a President for Democrats, Republicans, and Independents," Clinton declared. "For the struggling, the striving and the successful. For those who vote for me and those who don't. For all Americans."

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In contrast to Trump's RNC acceptance speech, which was notably light on policy, Clinton spent the middle portion of her speech delving into the details of the plans she hopes to implement as president regarding student debt, foreign policy, and gun control.

 

Turning back to Trump, Clinton questioned whether the Republican nominee's temperament was suited to the presidency. "Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis," she said.  "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

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Trump, however, couldn't help himself, firing off a string of tweets immediately after Clinton's speech.

More notable than anything Clinton said in her speech, however, was the historical weight of the moment:


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