US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for the president of the United States. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state is the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party.
During her nomination speech on Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clinton said she accepted her party’s presidential nomination “with humility.” “It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for president of the United States,” Clinton declared.
Clinton promised to improve economic opportunities in the US and urged US voters to embrace four more years of a Democratic White House rather than elect her Republican rival Donald Trump.
Clinton will face Trump in the November presidential election. She criticized Trump throughout her nearly hour-long speech, and defined her policy agenda largely against that of her Republican opponent as she condemned his “bigotry.”