The Best Moments From Hillary Clinton's History-Making Speech

As the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton delivered a beyond-inspiring speech. Here are the highlights

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In the most important speech of her career, Hillary Clinton addressed her relationship with hubby Bill, her main democratic opponent Bernie Sanders, her critics and, of course, Donald Trump. Here are the quotes that gave us all of the feels, plus a few of our favourite zingers she lobbed at you-know-who.

On her relationship with Bill
“And Bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45 years ago…it is still going strong.”

On the Obama administration
“America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership and I’m better because of his friendship.”

On Bernie and his supporters
“And I want to thank Bernie Sanders. Bernie, your campaign inspired millions of Americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. You’ve put economic and social justice issues front and centre where they belong. And to all of your supporters here and around the country, I want you to know I hear you.”

On Trump’s campaign
“He wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other.”

On the meaning behind her 1996 book It Takes a Village
“None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community, or lift a country totally alone.”

On her critics and naysayers
“I get it. That some people just don’t know what to make of me.”

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On being the first woman ever to be nominated
“Standing here as my mother’s daughter and my daughter’s mother, I’m so happy this day has come. I’m happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. I’m happy for boys and men because when any barrier falls in America, it clears the way for everyone. After all, when there are no ceilings the sky’s the limit.”

On the environment
“And I believe in science [laughs quietly]. I believe that climate change is real.”

On women’s rights
“If you believe that your working mother, wife, sister or daughter deserves equal pay, join us!”

On Trump’s nomination acceptance speech
“[Trump] spoke for 70 odd minutes. And I do mean odd.”

On her trigger-happy opponent
“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.”

On playing the woman card
“If fighting for affordable childcare and paid family leave is playing the woman card, then deal, me, in!”

On making history
“Tonight 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.”

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