The speech US President Barack Obama delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where he emphatically endorsed the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, was met with applause at the event and reignited the spirit of patriotism among U.S Twitter users.
Obama ignited hope in many with what he described as an inclusive US, saying the US he knows comprises “Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together – black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young and old; gay, straight, men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance, under the same proud flag, to this big, bold country that we love”.
Some Twitter users wasted no time in declaring their love for the United States and their pride in being its citizens.
100% made me proud to be an American #ObamaSpeech
— Kev D. (@highwayten) July 28, 2016
— John Hulsey (@JohnHulsey) July 28, 2016
— Michael Uhazie (@BigU18) July 28, 2016
Some, however, focused on the shortcomings of Obama’s presidential term.
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 28, 2016
8 years of Hope & Change nearly killed this country. Let’s try 8 years of Jobs and Prosperity this time. #ObamaSpeech
— Concerned American (@HensleywkAo) July 28, 2016
Taking a jab at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “Make America great again” slogan, Obama boldly declared in his speech “America is already great”, adding the country did not need Trump to ensure its greatness. Several users echoed the US president’s sentiments.
— Jason Strickland (@JStrickland310) July 28, 2016
It seems Trump wants to take us back to the 1930’s with his American isolationist “ideas.” #AmericaIsAlreadyGreat
— GSS (@GymShortsStuds) July 25, 2016
— James (@TheeEdge) July 28, 2016
The speech had some believing in the “American Dream”.
— Ysa Adams (@ysabellaw) July 28, 2016
— Gerard Amani (@AmaniGerard) July 28, 2016
— Rocio Ocampo (@MomDutyBlog) July 28, 2016