Hillary Clinton has earned a place in American political history by being the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.
She accepted the nomination Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, saying she will represent everyone; Democrats and Republicans, alike.
Chelsea Clinton, the only child of Hillary and Bill Clinton, took the stage at the DNC to introduce her mother. Though growing up in the public eye, Chelsea had rarely been one to embrace the spotlight. However, she has emerged as a devoted campaigner for her mother and her appearance was much anticipated at the event, as she offered unique insight into Hillary Clinton as a mother and grandmother.
Chelsea’s introduction was seen by many as an attempt to humanize her mother, who has been labeled as a liar and as “crooked” by her rival Donald Trump. She appealed to voters that there was no one who would fight as hard for them as her mother and that one thing she’s learned from her is that “public service is about service.”
Clinton accepted her nomination with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise.”
She cast herself as a unifier for divided times, and aggressively challenged Republican nominee Donald Trump’s ability to do the same.
“Imagine. Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis,” said Clinton. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Fresh from her acceptance speech, Clinton now heads out on a bus tour through two battleground states, Ohio and Pennsylvania. She will face off with Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
With files from Peder Myhr, Global News.