Madeleine Albright's Speech at the Democratic National Convention

Former Secretary of State says Donald Trump has already harmed our nation just by running for president.
7:17 | 07/27/16

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Transcript for Madeleine Albright's Speech at the Democratic National Convention
Thank you. Thank you. Yeah thank you sound night's. Thank you so my. My fellow. 68 years ago. During that time have grave danger. Democrats gathered in Philadelphia. To nominate a tough. Smart and experienced presidential candidate. At the time. I was a child in Europe. Where I lived in fear because my native Czechoslovakia. Had been taken over by Communists. But within a few months my family found refuge in America. And that candidate Harry Truman became my first American president. Tonight. In Philadelphia. We nominated someone with Truman's fighting spirit. To be our next friends and Hillary Clinton. And this call. We must do everything we can and to make sure that Hillary becomes our next commander in chief. Because in this era. We these threats we need a leader. Who has the experience. And judgment to keep Americans firm secure and safe. I know Hillary Clinton will be that president. Because I have known her for more than 25 years. Because I have seen her fight and win for our country and for causes that count. When Hillary it. Was First Lady we went to the Beijing women's conference and she courageously. Stood out and spoke out. On behalf of human rights and women's rights inspiring millions. To fight for a better future. We went super. Where I showed her the city of my birth. And made her eat checked cabbage. She didn't like it very much. We met me at bats. Whom she'd like very much because he made so many means of freedom who come true. When Hillary served in the senate. I saw her work day and night as a member of the armed services committee. Working with Republicans and Democrats to keep our military strong. And protect our troops and their families. And when Hillary served as secretary of state. I watched her partner with President Obama to restore our country's reputation. Around the world. She thought terrorism. She stopped the spread of nuclear weapons. And she promoted diplomacy. Deaf bands. Development and democracy Smart power. In every corner of the world. As I travel. Around the world today I'm reminded how important it is that the person who represents our nation is thrusted. By our allies and who listens more than she talks. Marion I share may have few things in common. We both went to Wellesley legs. I know where sea otters steady habits. We are both mothers and grandmothers so lined an oh wait she got her management skills. We are both very proud of our daughters and grandsons witnessing done something right. But we also know what it's like to step up that plane with the words United States of America on it. She knows that's safeguarding freedom and security is not like hosting a TEU reality show. And it takes time plaques. Round the clock job that demands not only a steady hand and a cruel and that also have big heart. You're not just records adding yourself you weren't there for all of us. Hillary has displayed these qualities in every job he has ever had. And last week in Cleveland. We were reminded. That her opponent possesses. Not have them. Many. Have argued that Donald Trump would harm our national security if he were elected president. That fact is that he has already done damage just by running for president. How am. A has undermined our fight against terrorism. By alienating our Muslim partners. He has weekend are standing in the world by threatening to walk away from our friends and our allies. And by encouraging more countries to get nuclear weapons. Donald Trump also has a strange admiration for dictators. Saddam Hussein. Kim young. Vladimir Putin. When asked about when Donald Trump said and I quote. In terms of leadership he's getting in any. The truth is that it front Big Three in November of would be a gift to Vladimir Putin. And given what we've learned about the rest is recent actions. Putin is eager to see round win. And that should worry every American. Take it from someone who fled the iron curtain I know what happens when you give the Russians a green light. It's dark vision of America. Won this isolated in the world alienated from our allies would be a disaster. We would. Just make sure that this never happens. We must elect Hillary Clinton as our next president. My fellow Americans. At the age of eleven. I sailed past the statue of liberty and started my life in the world's greatest democracy. I am so grateful to our country and I am supporting Hillary Clinton because I love it. God bless America and god bless the American people.

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