The Democratic Party has a new presidential nominee, and for the first time for either major political party, she is a woman.
Hillary Clinton — a former secretary of state, senator and first lady — accepted her party’s nomination on July 28, 2016, the final night of the Democratic National Convention. After being introduced by her daughter Chelsea, Clinton challenged the campaign message of Republican nominee Donald Trump as being all about himself.
“That’s why ‘Stronger Together’ is not just a lesson from our history,” Clinton told the crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. “It’s not just a slogan for our campaign. It’s a guiding principle for the country we’ve always been and the future we’re going to build.”
The night also saw speeches by Republicans who decided this election to vote for Clinton over Trump, as well as the families of fallen police officers. Several service members rallied on Clinton’s behalf, and singer Katy Perry sang her songs “Roar” and “Rise.”
Clinton’s address was the night’s biggest moment. Let’s see how accurate it was.
(See our wrap-ups from night one, two and three of the Democratic convention.)
Attacking Donald Trump
Clinton critiqued Trump’s address at the Republican National Convention a week earlier, saying “he spoke for 70-odd minutes – and I do mean odd,” and should not be trusted.
“And most of all, don’t believe anyone who says: ‘I alone can fix it.,’ ” Clinton said. “Those were actually Donald Trump’s words in Cleveland.”
We looked back at his speech, and Trump really did say this.
“Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it,” Trump said.
However, Trump did allude to working with others in different parts of his speech. He said he would work with law enforcement and added this tidbit about working with allied countries..
“We must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying ISIS and stamping out Islamic terror,” he said. “This includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the State of Israel.”
With that extra context, we rated Clinton’s claim Mostly True.