ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own.
“Who wrote that? Did Hillary's script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.”
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, his wife Ghazala by his side, recounted to the crowd how his son was killed in 2004 by a car bomb in Iraq.
Khan also chastised Trump for seeking to ban Muslims from entering the country, saying that his son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, would not have been able to serve under a Trump presidency.
“Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America,” Khan said, addressing Trump. “You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Trump appeared to try to brush the speech aside, saying that Khan “was, you know, very emotional and probably looked like a nice guy to me.”
Trump also said, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”
Pressed by Stephanopoulos to name the sacrifices he’d made for his country, Trump said: “I think I've made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success. I think I've done a lot.”
Trump also cited his work on behalf of veterans, including helping to build a Vietnam War memorial in Manhattan, and raising “millions of dollars” for vets.
iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Major contributors to the Democratic Party are feeling the sting of the cyber intrusion into private Democratic National Committee donor files, which in some cases included such sensitive details as credit card and a bank account information -- details scam artists are already attempting to exploit.
Former U.S. Amb. William Eacho had it worse than most -- in addition to a private voicemail recording of him arranging a dinner with President Obama, his private contact and partial credit information surfaced online when WikiLeaks published the DNC data.
Eacho told ABC News that predators looking to take advantage of his private information went right to work after the hacked material was made public.
“I’ve already had phone calls and emails from strangers,” he said. “My wife had attempts for people trying to apply for credit cards in our names. Someone in Tennessee tried twice to apply for credit on Monday, pretending to be her.”
Eacho raised $600,000 for Obama’s 2008 campaign and was then appointed ambassador to Austria, where he served until 2013. He has continued to donate to an array of candidates, mostly Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Like any corporation or retail chain that is hacked, the DNC is required in most states to notify potential victims that their private information has been exposed. But state laws give the targeted party time to assess the damage first. DNC officials said they have not made that notification to most donors yet because they are still trying to determine the full scope of the breach.
ABC News analyzed some of the more than 19,000 internal DNC documents that cybersecurity firms say were likely hacked by Russians and published online by WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks collection includes attendance lists for party fundraisers that have donor social security numbers. Some documents expose personal credit card information, and in at least one instance, a signed check for $150,000.
There are also thousands of donor files on a massive spreadsheet titled the “Big Spreadsheet of All Things,” which appears to list data about every contribution to the party, Hillary Clinton’s victory fund, and to Obama going back to 2013. The file includes email addresses and phone numbers, information that is not publicly available on FEC reports.
“If I were a hacker, this list and these emails are where I would start,” said Justin Harvey, the chief security officer for Fidelis Cybersecurity, one of the firms that helped investigate the hack of the Democratic Party. “These emails and the other information would be extremely valuable for a hacker trying to gain entry to the personal computers of a target with a phishing scam.”
There have also been untold numbers of personal emails exposed by the hack.
Josh Lahey, a principal with the Podesta Group, appears on email exchanges about coordinating the speech writing for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The conversations are not the fodder of scandal, but they still represented an invasion, Lahey told ABC News.
“It was alarming to say the least,” he said. “You’re under the assumption that this is just a correspondence between you and the people you are talking to. A reminder that in the digital age, nothing you do or say online is private.”
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Billionaire investor Mark Cuban says he's voting for Hillary Clinton and thinks you should too.
The Dallas Mavericks owner and TV personality tweeted his support for the Democratic presidential nominee on Friday, vowing to do his "best to convince" everyone he knows to also vote for the former secretary of state in the November election.
Cuban wrote the tweet in reply in response to a Twitter user who asked him if he planned to vote for Clinton or not at all, after the "Shark Tank" star posted a tweet about Donald Trump saying, "This guy should be commander in chief?"
Just last month, Cuban said on FOX Business that "there’s a good chance I'll vote for Donald Trump" if Clinton picks Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. The former secretary of state ultimately chose Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Cuban also predicted that Clinton would win the presidential election in "a landslide."
In an earlier interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" in May, Cuban said he was open to running for vice president with either Clinton or Trump. The billionaire also described his political affiliation as "fiercely independent."
But it wasn't that long ago that Cuban was fully backing the Republican presidential nominee. Trump hosted one of his largest campaign rallies last September at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, home to the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and the NHL's Dallas Stars.
A couple months earlier, Cuban called the real estate mogul "the best thing to happen to politics in a long time."
"I have to honestly say he is probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long time," Cuban said in a statement last July on Cyber Dust, the private-messaging app he created.
"I don't care what his actual positions are, I don't care if he says the wrong thing," he continued. "He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years."
In another blast to his followers on his Cyber Dust app, Cuban said a month later that he wants to be a Republican but he disagrees with the GOP on most social issues and the party is a mess.
"I would prefer to be a Republican," Cuban wrote. "The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes."
He continued: "The Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want dogma. They want conformity. They want to conserve their romanticized past. That's a shame. I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better."
State of Indiana(NEW YORK) -- While Donald Trump has generally responded to protesters’ interruptions by bellowing to security "get 'em out," his running mate Mike Pence has a different, more subtle approach.
On Friday, the Indiana governor-turned-GOP vice presidential candidate was interrupted by two protesters at a rally at the University of Northwestern Ohio Events Center in Lima, Ohio, about seven minutes into his speech.
“Lima hates Trump!,” shouted one of the protesters, before the two of them started chanting in unison, “Lima trumps hate." One held a “Never Trump” sign with rainbow colors, the other held what appeared to be a “Lima trumps hate” sign.
As the protesters were escorted towards the door -- with one Trump supporter aggressively pushing one of them -- Pence turned back to the crowd to ask, “How about, ‘USA’?” The crowd humored him, breaking into the “USA, USA” chant that is often heard at Trump events.
“I always tells my kids that’s what freedom looks like, and that’s what freedom sounds like,” he said.
Though the crowd was still agitated, Pence then continued speaking, unfazed.
This was the first time Pence has had to face disruptions since he began campaigning as VP. Interruptions, however, are fairly common at Trump rallies.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President Joe Biden delivered the president's address this week alongside Tim Lewis, a former federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Lewis was nominated to his seat by George H. W. Bush and confirmed by a Democratic Senate within a few weeks of a presidential election.
"I'm living proof that President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland, deserves similar consideration by today's Senate."
During his time as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden said he presided over nine Supreme Court nominees.
"Every nominee was greeted by committee members, every nominee got a comittee hearing, every nominee got out of the committee to the Senate floor even when the nominee didn't receive under the roles a majority support in the committee to be reported out," the vice president said.
Senate Republicans have fought President Obama on filling the Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Some Republican senators have met with Garland, but the committee has not yet held a hearing.
"So for the sake of the country we love, we all have to do our job," Biden said. "The president's done his, the Senate Republicans must do theirs."
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) delivered this week's GOP address to talk about legislation fighting against the opioid epidemic.
Sen. Portman said the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which was signed into law over a week ago, made the federal government a "better partner" in the fight.
"It starts by recognizing that addiction is a disease—and must be treated that way," he said. "By helping end the stigma that has surrounded addiction for too long, we can encourage more people to come forward and get the treatment that they need."
Read the Republican's full address:
I’m Senator Rob Portman. I’m here in Ohio today to talk to you about an epidemic in my state: the growing problem of addiction to heroin and prescription drugs. But it’s not just in Ohio. Sadly, it’s everywhere.
With an average of more than 120 Americans dying every single day from overdoses, it’s now the number one cause of accidental death in the country, surpassing car accidents. And it’s getting worse. It’s only July, and already, in some Ohio cities, we’ve had more people die from overdoses than in all of 2015.
And as tragic as that is, it’s only part of the problem. In addition to those we’ve lost to overdoses, there are millions more across the country who are suffering—who have lost a job, broken relationships with their family and friends, or turned to crime to pay for their drugs. In Ohio alone, some 200,000 people are struggling with addiction. The numbers are overwhelming. And behind the numbers are shattered dreams.
Holly DeRae from Carrollton, Ohio was a talented singer and a good student; she was elected to her high school Homecoming Court and Prom Court. But at 19 years old, on a whim, she tried heroin with her boyfriend. She became addicted. Her mom got her into treatment, but after a year of sobriety, the grip of addiction took over. She relapsed, and died of a heroin overdose. She was just 21 years old, and left behind an infant son.
Robby Brandt was a sophomore in high school in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, when he had his wisdom teeth removed. He was given prescription painkillers, and became addicted. Robby fought the addiction bravely for years. He used to tell his Dad, ‘I didn’t ask for this. I don’t want this.’ At age 20, when the pills were too expensive and too hard to get, he tried heroin. Within seven months he was dead of an overdose.
I have heard too many of these heartbreaking stories from grieving moms and dads all across Ohio. This epidemic is at crisis levels and it knows no ZIP code or walk of life. It’s everywhere. Fighting it is going to require all of us to work together.
Here’s the good news: earlier this month Congress passed a law that will actually make a difference. It is not a Republican or Democratic approach: we wrote it over three years based on real-world evidence of what works and what doesn’t work. We took ideas from people in recovery from addiction, from treatment counselors, prevention experts, law enforcement, doctors and nurses, and – yes – from family members like Holly’s mom and Robby’s dad, both of whom testified before Congress about our bill.
It’s called CARA, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, and it makes the federal government a better partner with states and local communities and non-profits in the fight against this epidemic. It starts by recognizing that addiction is a disease—and must be treated that way. By helping end the stigma that has surrounded addiction for too long, we can encourage more people to come forward and get the treatment that they need.
CARA will increase our investment in federal opioid programs by $181 million a year. In total, we’re on track to more than double what we invested just a couple of years ago. Just as important, CARA will make those investments more effective by targeting them toward the programs that work.
CARA improves prevention by expanding educational efforts, including a new national awareness campaign about the link between prescription painkillers and heroin, fentanyl, and other drugs. It expands treatment, including giving prescribing authority to nurse practitioners and physician assistants for medication-assisted treatment. It expands drug courts. It increases the availability and training for a miracle drug called naloxone, or Narcan, that can actually reverse a drug overdose instantly. And CARA is the first federal law to support long-term recovery.
More than 250 groups from around the country in the public health, law enforcement, criminal justice, and drug policy fields have endorsed CARA, and it passed both Houses of Congress with strong bipartisan votes.
It’s an example of how, by working together to find common ground, we can address the big issues that face our country.
But our work here is not over. Through CARA, Congress has decided to spend significantly more taxpayer dollars to address the epidemic and changed how the money is spent so it is more effective. Now we need to fight for this every year in the annual spending bills. I welcome the White House’s engagement and support in that effort.
Ultimately, the addiction epidemic will be solve by our families and in our communities. But CARA makes the federal government a far better partner in that effort.
With CARA now law, I believe that we can begin to turn the tide on this epidemic, save lives, and help restore hope for millions of our fellow citizens. Thanks for the part you’ll play in that and thank you for listening today.
ABCNews.com(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Republican nominee Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters on Friday that he has "one of the best temperaments" of any previous presidential candidate.
"I think I have the best temperament, or certainly one of the best temperaments, of anybody that’s ever run for the office of president. Ever," he told a crowd in Colorado Springs, Colo. Friday. "Because I have a winning temperament. I know how to win."
Trump's critic have repeatedly assailed his temperament in light of his controversial remarks -- with his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, saying at the Democratic Convention "a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons."
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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- For decades, political conventions have marked one of the best moments to plead your case to the American electorate and generate momentum headed toward November.
In the past, most political conventions were held several weeks apart, giving each party an opportunity to push their message and candidates -- and giving pollsters enough time to adequately measure the so-called “convention bounce.”
The convention bounce is a small -- or sometimes not-so-mall -- bump in a candidate’s support after the forceful messaging and increased media attention during that party’s convention.
Here’s what to watch for in the coming days.
What We’ve Seen So Far
We haven’t seen any new polls released since the Democratic convention just Thursday, and most quality polls won’t be released for a few days. But two polls were released shortly after the Republican convention last week.
These polls showed mixed results. Donald Trump saw a 10-point bump in a CNN/ORC poll, climbing from 42 percent support to 48 percent, his highest support since last September.
On the other hand, a CBS poll out the same day showed no net bounce for Trump at all.
Still, these polls showed other good news for the Republican nominee. Hillary Clinton hit a new low in her honest and trustworthy score in the CNN poll, with almost seven in 10 Americans saying they believe she is not honest and trustworthy.
What Have We Seen in the Past?
For the last two election cycles, the conventions have given slight tweaks to the race that have propelled the candidates toward Election Day.
In 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were nearly tied, with 47 percent for Romney and 46 percent for Obama, in ABC News/Washington Post polling. But after the convention stretch ended, Obama had opened up a six-point lead, 50-44 percent.
In 2008, John McCain was able to narrow the gap. Obama lead by six points before the convention, 49 to 43 percent. But a poll after the conventions put McCain within the margin of error, 47-45 percent.
Before that, it was not uncommon for candidates to get double-digit boosts in their support after their convention, which usually stood alone, several weeks apart from the other party’s.
What Could Be Coming
It remains to be seen how much of a bump Hillary Clinton will pick up after the Democratic convention, so we’ll be watching the next round of polling to determine whether she gained ground over Trump or whether Trump has kept the race at the dead heat.
Still, the convention bounce isn’t the only thing that matters. Debates begin between Trump and Clinton in late September, and more interviews and campaign events are sure to shape the race from here.
And political journalists also look for the “October surprise” -- an unexpected event just weeks before the election that can shape the outcome.
ABC News(BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- Bernie Sanders’ hard-fought campaign lasted more than 14 months and took him to 45 states plus Puerto Rico and Rome. But on Wednesday morning, after declaring on the convention floor in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton should be the Democratic Party nominee, Sanders said to a room full of delegates, “As of yesterday, I guess, officially, our campaign ended.”
The Vermont progressive who rose to political stardom this year, went on to reiterate his plans to start a new organization, tentatively named "Our Revolution," aimed at supporting progressive candidates around the country.
Several of his former campaign staffers have said they are committed to helping with the new political entity, including some of his all-star digital team. “What we are doing now is transitioning our movement in another direction…. To revitalize American democracy and to make certain all over this country we have younger people getting involved,” Sanders continued Wednesday.
After the Democratic National Convention wrapped, the senator flew with some of his top staff back to his hometown in Burlington, Vermont, Friday morning. Michael Briggs, a Sanders spokesman, says the senator's plan is to spend much of August working on a book, which is set to come out in November after the election.
One of Sanders' friends and colleagues, Larry Cohen, the former head of the Communications Workers of American union, joked with reporters this week that ideally the book would include fun anecdotes about their surprising insurgent campaign, but that knowing Sanders it would also likely lean heavily on policy.
In addition to book-writing and organization-building, the senator is itching to get back out on the campaign trail. His staff expects him to hold a few key rallies to gin up excitement for the Democratic presidential ticket, but he has said most of his travel will focus on Senate or congressional races too.
Speaking to reporters this week in Philadelphia, Sanders confirmed that he had no intention using his email list to fundraise for Clinton though he has formally endorsed her, but will be actively raising money for other progressives his team identifies.
iStock/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- With just 101 days until Election Day, a federal appeals court struck down key parts of North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law, saying “we can only conclude that the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent.”
“We cannot ignore the record evidence that, because of race, the legislature enacted one of the largest restrictions of the franchise in modern North Carolina history,” the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling.
“This is a big win for voting-rights advocates and a serious rebuke to the North Carolina legislature," ABC News’ Supreme Court Contributor Kate Shaw said.
The law in question, which was passed in 2013, required voters who vote in person to show an approved form of photo identification, halted some electoral procedures like same-day voter registration and pre-registration for voters who would turn 18 by Election Day, and restricted early voting.
North Carolina is a so-called “purple state,” because it does not consistently vote for either major political party, making it neither a blue state nor a red state consistently. In 2008, a majority of North Carolinians voted for Barack Obama, but in 2012 the majority voted for Mitt Romney.
“In response to claims that intentional racial discrimination animated its action, the State offered only meager justifications,” the court found.
Proponents of the law, including North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, say it is needed to guard against voter fraud.
Opponents, like the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, which was party to the court case, believe the law -- and similar laws like it -- disenfranchise certain voters, namely minorities.
“Although the new provisions target African Americans with almost surgical precision, they constitute inapt remedies for the problems assertedly justifying them and, in fact, impose cures for problems that did not exist,” the court found.
North Carolina is one of several states that have passed voter ID laws in recent years.
Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Voting Rights Project, called the ruling, “a major victory for North Carolina voters and for voting rights.”
The North Carolina governor’s office did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
However, speaking to the public radio program, Here & Now, shortly after the law passed in 2013, McCrory said: “If we're naïve enough to think that there's no voter fraud in the 10th largest state in the United States of America, then I think we've got our head in the sand.”
Republican leaders in the North Carolina legislature blasted the court's ruling Friday.
"Since today's decision by three partisan Democrats ignores legal precedent, ignores the fact that other federal courts have used North Carolina's law as a model, and ignores the fact that a majority of other states have similar protections in place, we can only wonder if the intent is to reopen the door for voter fraud, potentially allowing fellow Democrat politicians like Hillary Clinton and Roy Cooper to steal the election," North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore said in a joint statement, obtained by ABC affiliate WTVD-TV in Raleigh. "We will obviously be appealing this politically-motivated decision to the Supreme Court."
North Carolina State Board of Elections Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach told WTVD-TV, "Absent alternative guidance from the courts, voters will not be asked to show photo identification this election. Early voting will run October 20 through November 5, and same-day registration will be available at early voting sites."
"Counsel for the state are reviewing options on appeal. Regardless of the outcome, our agency will continue to educate voters and prepare elections officials ahead of November," Strach added.
A federal appeals court ruled last week that Texas' strict voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act and ordered changes before the November election.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP has, in the past, called the law a “voter suppression law.”
Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(PHILADELPHIA) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off her historic week in Philadelphia, kicked off the last 100 days of her campaign by embarking on a bus tour that will be part of a concerted effort by the Clinton campaign to court anti-Donald Trump Republican voters.
"As of tomorrow, we have 100 days to take our case to America. So what better brace to kick off this campaign than right here in in Philadelphia where it all started 240 years ago," Clinton said to a crowd of more than 5,000 people, with her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, by her side.
The three-day tour will traverse through Republican-leaning counties in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, areas of the country that former GOP nominee Mitt Romney won in the 2012 election. Clinton's campaign sees an opportunity to tap into the discontent among some Republicans who feel uncomfortable voting for Trump.
In Philadelphia, Clinton and Kaine, who were joined by their spouses, painted Trump as an economic danger to the nation.
"We’re going to be visiting a few places where people are making things. I find it highly amusing that Donald Trump talks about 'Make America Great Again.' He doesn’t make a thing in America except bankruptcies," Clinton said.
Kaine warmed up the crowd for Clinton and attacked Trump at the same time.
"The Republican Convention was like a twisted and negative tour. It wasn't a tour of this country. It was a journey through Donald Trump's mind. And that is a very frightening place. That is a very frightening place," Kaine said.
Clinton will also make a rare appearance on Fox News this Sunday in an effort to reach disgruntled GOP voters.
In her address to the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Clinton presented herself as a candidate of inclusion, describing herself as someone who "will be a president for Democrats, Republicans and independents."
"Whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign," Clinton said.
Clinton's selection of Kaine as her running mate could boost her appeal with moderate Republicans. In his DNC address Wednesday night, Kaine told the story of his Republican father-in-law, a former Virginia governor, who is increasingly voting for Democrats.
"He’s voting for Democrats, because any party that would nominate Donald Trump for president has moved too far away from his party of Lincoln. And I tell ya, if any of you are looking for that party of Lincoln, we’ve got a home for you right here in the Democratic Party," Kaine said.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As Chelsea Clinton spoke at the Democratic National Convention to introduce her mother, Hillary Clinton watched her daughter in admiration from backstage before stepping out to make history as the first female nominee of a major party.
She wasn’t the only one sharing an historic moment with her daughter. Supporters across the country shared photographs on Twitter of daughters, granddaughters, mothers and grandmothers watching intently.
“I want to be able to tell my daughter that she was in my arms to watch history,” said Dan Olivo of California, who watched with his 3-month-old daughter, Ava. “It was important to me that my daughter was with me for this moment. We did it together.”
Alana Mouchard watched her 93-year-old grandmother become emotional as Clinton took the stage. “This is everything to me. I can’t imagine working thanklessly for close to a century for the empowerment of women, only to see this now,” Mouchard tweeted.
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been targeted in a cyber-attack, the committee's national press secretary Meredith Kelly said on Friday.
"The DCCC can confirm that we have been the target of a cybersecurity incident," Kelly said in a statement to ABC News.
An investigation into the attack is ongoing but investigators have said "this is similar to other recent incidents, including the DNC breach," Kelly said, referring to the recent hack of the Democratic National Committee.
The DCCC is the main fundraising organization for Democrats running for election in the House of Representatives.
ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) -- Hillary Clinton has accepted the Democratic party's presidential nomination Thursday night in Philadelphia, making history as the first woman to be chosen to run for the highest office in the land by a major party in the United States.
"Today, we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union: The first time that a major party has nominated a woman for President," Clinton said. "Standing here as my mother's daughter's, and my daughter's mother, I'm so happy this day has come."
"Happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. Happy for boys and men, too, because when any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone," she continued. "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."
Clinton was clearly emotional as she walked on stage, and said: "I'm so happy this day has come."
The former secretary of state, introduced by her daughter Chelsea, drew on the historic roots of Philadelphia as a way to reiterate one of her campaign slogans.
"Our Founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together," she said. "America is once again at a moment of reckoning."
Early in her speech, she thanked her formal rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, who urged his supporters to support Clinton despite their differences.
“Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary,” Clinton said.
“And to all of your supporters here and around the country: I want you to know, I've heard you. Your cause is our cause. Our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion,” she said.
Throughout the speech, she took aim at her Republican rival, Donald Trump, casting him as capitalizing on feat to divide the country.
"He's taken the Republican Party a long way, from 'Morning in America' to 'Midnight in America.' He wants us to fear the future and fear each other," she said.
Later she took issue with Trump's comments about the military and his supposed superior knowledge about ISIS.
"A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons," she said.
Throughout her remarks, particularly at the beginning, pockets of protesters jeered and booed at Clinton. Her supporters tried to drown them out with chants of, "Hillary, Hillary."
One of her best-received lines came when she talked about her plans to increase gun control.
"I'm not here to repeal the 2nd Amendment. I'm not here to take away your guns. I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place," she said.
Clinton's speech was the final address of the Democratic National Convention. It was the first time she was formally addressing the convention, though it isn't the first time she's been spotted.
On Tuesday night, hours after she was formally nominated by the roll call and by Bernie Sanders' move for a voice vote, she spoke via video message from New York. And then on Wednesday night, she went on stage to thank President Obama after his speech.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — The Donald Trump campaign said Hillary Clinton's Democratic National Convention speech was "delivered from a fantasy universe," in a scathing rebuke against the newly-minted Democratic presidential nominee.
"Clinton's speech was an insulting collection of clichés and recycled rhetoric," Trump's Senior Policy Advisor, Stephen Miller, said late Thursday night. "She spent the evening talking down to the American people she's looked down on her whole life."
Earlier in the evening, Clinton spoke before thousands at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia to formally accept her party's nomination.
Shortly after Clinton spoke, Trump fired off a series of Tweets, one of which blasted his election rival for "corruption" and said "devastation" follows her wherever she goes.
No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton - corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.