My fellow Americans,
“President of the United States”– is the toughest job in the world.
I come here as a man who knows Hillary Clinton well.
I’ve worked alongside her.
And I’ve competed against her.
And I am here to tell you Hillary Clinton is as tough as they come.
She’ll stand up to ISIS.
She’ll stand up to the Russians.
And — with Tim Kaine at her side — she will never stop fighting for our children and our families, because Hillary Clinton knows: when our families are strong, America is strong!
Now Donald Trump… is a different story.
He will not fight for you.
He feeds off of economic fears and failures….
Stirs up false divisions and ancient hates.
Turns anger into a political weapon…
But anger never fed a hungry child.
Anger never protected a family’s home or sent a kid to college.
Anger never built a great Republic…
I say to hell with Trump’s American nightmare.
We believe in the American Dream!
We believe — as Hillary Clinton believes — that no American family who works hard should have to raise their children in poverty.
Donald Trump, on the other hand, has actually said: “Wages are too high.”
Wages are too high???
I’ll tell you what’s too high:… College tuition is too high.
The cost of child care is too high.
The number of American children who live in poverty is too high.
Donald Trump’s opinion of himself… that’s way too high!!
Actually, Donald, American wages are, in fact, too low.
Our economy isn’t money, it is people — all of our people.
And Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will fight to make sure that every family who works hard can get ahead again in America!
On Climate Change — like you and me,.. (and our children and grandchildren) — Hillary Clinton believes in science.
She understands that climate change is not only a real threat … it’s also the greatest job creation opportunity to come to the United States in 100 years.
Donald Trump doesn’t believe in science.
He says, and I quote: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese.”
….I’ll tell you what: if the Chinese were really capable of designing some kind of diabolical farce to hurt America, they wouldn’t invent global warming … they’d invent Donald Trump!
Donald Trump has been a bully his whole life.
But here’s what I learned on playgrounds in elementary school: bullies are really just cowards in disguise…
The America we love does not engage in torture.
The America we love does not build walls and for-profit prisons.
The America we love does not lock-up women and children in shameful immigrant detention camps!
Unlike that immigrant-bashing, carnival barker, Donald Trump… Hillary Clinton understands… the enduring symbol of the United States of America is not the barbed wire fence… it is the Statue of Liberty!
My fellow Democrats — anger and fear had their moment last week.
Now it is our time!
Time to stand up for each other!
…Stand up for our shared promise!
…Stand up for the goodness and hope in every American heart!
It’s time to put a racist bully in his place, and a tough woman in hers — The White House!
Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine —
“The country we carry in our hearts is waiting!”