Obama Gives Rousing Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama has told the Democratic convention and voters watching on TV that if they’re “concerned about who’s going to keep you and your family safe in a dangerous world,” then their Election Day choice is clear.

Obama says Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is “respected around the world not just by leaders, but by the people they serve.”

He says Clinton has worked closely with “our intelligence teams, our diplomats, our military.”

He says Clinton won’t relent until the Islamic State group is destroyed.

And in a reference to GOP nominee Donald Trump, Obama says Clinton will “finish the job – and she’ll do it without resorting to torture, or banning entire religions from entering our country.”

Tim Kaine tore into Donald Trump as a “guy who promises a lot” but always follows up with the words “believe me.”

Kaine says in his speech at the Democratic convention that “most people, when they run for president, they don’t just say ‘believe me.’ They respect you enough to tell you how they will get things done.”

Kaine says the Republican presidential nominee has asked Americans to believe he’ll build a wall with Mexico, destroy the Islamic State group “so fast” — and that there’s nothing suspicious in the tax returns he won’t make public.

The Virginia senator says, “so here’s the question: Do you really believe him? Donald Trump’s whole career says you better not.”

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is endorsing Hillary Clinton — and that’s giving her the support of an independent who says he votes based on the candidate, “not the party label.”

Bloomberg says at the Democratic National Convention that the country must unite around Clinton because she can “defeat a dangerous demagogue.”

He’s offering a tough critique of businessman Donald Trump, saying, “I’m a New Yorker and I know a con when I see one.”

Bloomberg points to his work to build a business and compares that with Trump’s beginning in real estate:

“I didn’t start it with a million dollar check from my father.”

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