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Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination for president

Clinton, who would be the first woman elected US president, called her nomination a ‘milestone’

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Publish Date: Jul 29 2016 10:56AM | Updated Date: Jul 29 2016 3:16PM

Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic nomination for president

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that Americans faced challenges at home and abroad that demand steady leadership and a collective spirit.

 

While attacking on Republican candidate, Donald Trump for sowing fear and divisiveness, she said, “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid.”

 

During her speech Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for the November 8 election with a promise to make the United States a country that worked for everyone. 

 

Clinton, who is vying to be the first woman elected US president, called her nomination a ‘milestone’ and said she was happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Clinton has more than 25-year-old career in the public eye.

 

"When any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone," the 68-year-old Clinton said in a speech. She presented an upbeat version of the country than the dark vision Trump offered at last week's Republican convention.

 

The speech was Clinton's turn in the spotlight after three days of electrifying appearances by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama, and Clinton acknowledged that some people still do not know her well.