Memorable Lines from Wednesday Night at the DNC
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 7/28/2016, 8:53 a.m.
By Chris Moody
CNN Senior Digital Correspondent
PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a tough criticism of Republican Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Here's a look at the night's most memorable lines from all the speakers:
Obama on the election
"I think it's fair to say this is not your typical election."
Obama on Clinton
"I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman -- not me, not Bill, nobody -- more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America."
"Hillary was tough. I was worn out. She was doing everything I was doing, but like Ginger Rogers, it was backwards in heels."
Obama on Trump
"He's just offering slogans, and he's offering fear. He's betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election. That is another bet that Donald Trump will lose. Because he's selling the American people short. We are not a fragile or frightful people. Our power doesn't come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order. We don't look to be ruled."
Obama on America
"America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump."
Obama on immigration
"She knows their dream is quintessentially American, and the American Dream is something no wall will ever contain."
Vice President Joe Biden
"How there be pleasure in saying, 'You're fired'? He's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey," Biden said. "This guy doesn't have a clue about the Middle Class. Not a clue."
"I built a business, and I didn't start it with a million dollar check from my father," said the billionaire former New York City mayor, knocking Donald Trump. "I'm a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one."
"Let's elect a sane, competent person," he added.
Tim Kaine, vice presidential candidate
"For my friend Hillary Clinton, I humbly accept my party's nomination to be vice president of the United States," the Virginia senator said. "Can I be honest with you about something? I never expected to be here."
Martin O'Malley, former Maryland governor
"It's time to put a bully racist in his place, and a tough woman in hers -- the White House," said the one-time Clinton primary rival. "I say to hell with Trump's American nightmare. We believe in the American Dream."
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy
"Enough of children dying in classrooms. Enough of nightly bloodshed on our city streets. Enough of our police officers being outgunned, ambushed, and cut down in the line of duty. Enough. It's time to take Washington back from the gun lobby. And I know just how to do it."