Posted on Tue Jul 26th, 2016 7:34pm PDT By X17 Staff
Bill Clinton made history on Tuesday night by becoming the first man to ever endorse his wife for U.S. president — and Hillary Clinton made history too, for being the first woman *officially* nominated by a major party.
“In the spring of 1971 I met a girl,” Clinton began, telling the story of his relationship with Hillary, one which has pushed “through good times and bad, joy and heartbreak.” During the speech, Bill called Hillary “the best darn change maker I ever met in my entire life,” and he talked about her advocacy work over the years. Hillary was unable to attend in person, though she was there via satellite from New York. In case you missed it, watch the speech above.
Following Bill Clinton’s speech, Meryl Streep took the stage at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the three-time Oscar winner delivered words just as powerful. “Nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history,” Meryl told the crowd. “And you’re going to make history again in November because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president, and she will be a great president. And she will be the first in a long line of women, and men, who serve with grit and grace. She’ll be the first, but she won’t be the last.”
Speaking of celebs, Elizabeth Banks produced a video featuring stars like Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Mandy Moore, Jane Fonda, Jaime King, Connie Britton and the cast of Pitch Perfect, singing Rachel Platten‘s “Fight Song.” The clip was played after Bill Clinton‘s speech:
A handful of young celebs were at the DNC tonight, like America Ferrera and Lena Dunham, and they shared their own personal coverage on social media. Who needs reporters, anyway? Hillary re-tweeted a clip of the duo addressing the crowd:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 27, 2016
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