Obama: Never been a man or woman more qualified to be president than Hillary Clinton

Other News Materials 28 July 2016 07:39 (UTC +04:00)

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump "shows no regard for working people."

Obama says he knows plenty of businessmen and women who've achieved success like Trump has. But Obama says they've done it without leaving a trail of lawsuits, unpaid workers and "people feeling like they got cheated", AP reported.

Obama tells Democrats at their convention that "The Donald is not really a plans guy. He's not really a facts guy, either."

He said anyone concerned about pocketbook issues and who wants a bigger voice for workers should vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

President Barack Obama is criticizing what he says is the "deeply pessimistic vision" of America he says he heard from Republicans at their convention last week.

Obama is telling the Democratic National Convention that Republican nominee Donald Trump and his supporters proposed "no serious solutions to pressing problems."

Instead, the president says Republicans spent their time fanning "resentment, and blame, and anger, and hate."

Obama says "that's not the America I know."

He's delivering a speech that makes the case for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's election as his successor.

Obama says the country is "full of courage, and optimism, and ingenuity."

The president is acknowledging that Americans have "real anxieties" and that some have not shared in the economy recovery.

President Barack Obama says there's never been a man or a woman — "not me, not Bill" — who's more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president.

Obama says at the democratic convention that "nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office."

Obama says Clinton has been in that room and has been part of the decisions that a president makes.

He's vouching for Clinton as someone who listens to people, keeps her cool and treats everybody with respect.

Obama says, "that's the Hillary I've come to admire."

President Barack Obama says Hillary Clinton's handling of their 2008 presidential primary rivalry proved her mettle as a public servant.

Obama tells the Democratic convention in Philadelphia he was "worn out" by that race, but watched then-New York Sen. Clinton match him step-for-step — "backward in heels."

He recalls asking her to serve as secretary of state after he won the general election, a move he says surprised her.

But Obama says Clinton "ultimately said yes" because "she knew that what was at stake was bigger than either of us."

President Barack Obama is defending his record during his two terms in the White House. He says the economy has rebounded and the world order has been sustained amid so many threats.

The Democratic president says at his party's convention that "by so many measures our country is stronger and more prosperous than when we started."

He cites falling deficits, a recovering auto industry, plummeting unemployment and his signature health care law.

He's referencing his decision to order the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. And he's championing the deal designed to curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions. And he's celebrating a "new chapter" of normalized relations with Cuba.

He says "change is never easy" and acknowledges that necessary changes aren't accomplished "in one term, one presidency or even in one lifetime."

It's his final Democratic National Convention as president, and Barack Obama is saying he's "more optimistic about the future of America than ever before."

Obama is speaking on the night before Hillary Clinton addresses the convention — and he's making the case for her to continue his work.

The president says the nation has been tested by war and recession but he's more optimistic about the country's future.

Obama arrived to an extended ovation and chants of "Yes, we can.

Democrats are getting a reminder of the loneliness of being president.

A video being shown before President Barack Obama takes the stage at their convention recalls the difficult decisions Obama faced as he took office amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Among the decisions Obama struggled with were whether to support a bailout of the U.S. auto industry and press for a health care overhaul.

He did both in the face of political concerns that he might not win re-election.

The video also explores Obama's emotional reaction to the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.