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Here's what Hillary Clinton said about Trump, immigrants, gun control in her acceptance speech

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 July 2016, 9:26 IST

Hillary Clinton marks a new chapter in American political history today as she delivers acceptance speech of her nomination as a first woman presidential candidate by a major political party in the US.

In her speech, lay down her vision of America and what she intended to accomplish in the next four years if she is elected as the next president of the US in the November general elections.

Clinton, 68, is the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate by a major political party ---this breaks into the penultimate glass ceiling of the American political system.

She is facing a tough challenge from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Clinton was introduced by her daughter Chelsea Clinton.

Targeting Republican candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said that a man who calls women pigs or questions the sagacity of a judge because of his Mexican origin cannot take the job of President of United States. "He only makes empty promises," she added.

She also said that her priority would be create jobs and defend the rights of all marginalised sections - gender rights, LGBT rights, rights of the minorities.

Here are the top comments from her speech:

What she said about Donald Trump

For the past several decades in her public life, Clinton has been a strong advocate of women rights, children and down trodden not only in the US but also across the globe.

She was the first to say "womens rights is human rights".

Her relationship with India and Indian Americans is well known.

As US Senator from New York she founded Senate India Caucus ? the only country-specific caucus in the Senate.

As the Secretary of State in the first term of the Obama Administration, she launched the first ever India-US Strategic Dialogue, thus institutionalising the India-US ties.

Clinton has been a frequent traveler to India and she has several Indian Americans in her campaign staff playing key role in her election strategy and policy making.

With inputs from PTI

First published: 29 July 2016, 9:26 IST
 
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