28/07/2016 10:18 BST

Hillary Clinton And President Obama Hug On Stage As Democrats Prepare To Take On Donald Trump

An emotional President Obama was joined by Hillary Clinton on stage at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, as he passed on the baton.

In his speech to Democrats in Philadelphia, Obama heaped praise on Clinton, his former secretary of state. “There has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America,” he said of his former rival for the White House.

“This year, in this election, I’m asking you to join me  to reject cynicism, reject fear, to summon what’s best in us; to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States, and show the world we still believe in the promise of this great nation.

“There is only one candidate in this race who believes in that future, and has devoted her life to it; a mother and grandmother who’d do anything to help our children thrive; a leader with real plans to break down barriers, blast through glass ceilings, and widen the circle of opportunity to every single American – the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.”

As he waved goodbye, Clinton joined him on stage to huge applause from the crowd.

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