Stars Come Out for Hillary Clinton at DNC in Philadelphia

The group used its star power to try and attack Trump's candidacy.

ByABC News
July 26, 2016, 11:28 PM

— -- A trove of celebrities stumped for Hillary Clinton and slammed Donald Trump at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, including Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and "Girls" star Lena Dunham.

Actress Elizabeth Banks, actor Tony Goldwyn, singer Andra Day, actress Erika Alexander, actress Debra Messing, R&B singer Alicia Keys and actress America Ferrera were among the other stars who threw their weight behind Clinton on the second night of the convention, following an emotional roll call vote in which she officially made history to become the first female nominee of any major party.

    Streep, donning an American flag dress, followed Bill Clinton's speech with an enthusiastic scream. She spoke about what it took to be the first woman to make history as a major party nominee, referencing Clinton's drive to become the first female president.

    "It takes grit and it takes grace," she said.

    Comparing Clinton to other women who fought to make history, Streep said, "that's Hillary... that's America."

    She introduced a video that compared Clinton's run for the presidency to other important moments in American history.

    Banks acted as master of ceremonies, and mocked Trump, parodying the way he emerged on stage last Monday at the RNC in Cleveland.

    Ferrera appeared on stage with Dunham and said that Trump would "make America hate again," stressing the dangers that they said he would pose to Latinos and women.

    Keys closed the night with a performance of her single "Superwoman," which she dedicated to mothers who have lost their sons to gun violence.

    "Here in this moment... for us," Keys tweeted before going on stage to perform.

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