Hillary Clinton Joins President Obama at DNC

Clinton made a surprise appearance and embraced Obama on stage after he made his case for her as his presidential successor.
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The man would could be our next vice president Tim kaine, robin will talk to him in a moment. Cecilia Vega has more first. Unlike so many of other speakers in this convention hall president Obama went there. He blasted Donald Trump by name. But this was also a valedictory address, the last big political speech of his presidency and for president Obama this was about handing over that baton to Hillary Clinton. Overnight, a surprise appearance bringing the crowd to its feet. ? Hillary Clinton joining president Obama on stage for an embrace between one-time rivals turned friends. But it was president Obama's night. There on that convention hall, making the case for why he's with her. A leader with real plans to break down barriers and blast through glass ceilings and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American, the next president of the United States, Hillary Clinton. Reporter: His support personal. I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman, not me, not bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America. Reporter: The words bringing the former president looking on to his feet too. I hope you don't mind, bill, but I was just telling the truth, man. Reporter: President Obama calling out their rival by name. And then there's Donald Trump. Don't boo. Vote. Our power doesn't come from self-declared savior that he can alone store order as long as we do things his way. We don't look to be ruled. Reporter: Vice president Joe Biden also jumping into the ring. With fighting words for Donald Trump. How can there be pleasure in saying you're fired. He's trying to tell us he cares about the middle class. Give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey. He has no clue about what makes America great. Actually he has no clue, period. But, folks, let me -- Reporter: Senator Tim kaine also taking aim. Does anybody in this massive auditorium believe that Donald Trump's been paying his fair share of taxes? Reporter: But the democrats trying to paint the picture of a hopeful future. Even as president Obama reached into the past dusting off a line from his famous convention speech 12 years ago. Hope in the face of difficulty, hope in the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope, America, you've vindicated that hope these past eight years. Reporter: That famous line the audacity of hope. President Obama, vice president Biden, first lady Michelle Obama all laying the ground work for Hillary to take the stage tonight introduced by her daughter Chelsea. She is still working on that speech right now, not done yet. Not surprised by that at all.

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