Obama: Nobody more qualified than Hillary to be next president
July 28, Washington: US president Barack Obama has said there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as the next president.
Giving the message at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, Obama said: "I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America."
Delivering the keynote speech at the convention, which elected Clinton as the party's presidential nominee on Tuesday , Obama said he had "come to admire" Clinton as someone who never quits, no matter "how much people try to knock her down".
Obama described Clinton as a person who listens, keeps her cool and treats everybody with respect.
As a politician and former secretary of state, Clinton had been part of the biggest decisions facing the US, Obama said, noting that "nothing truly prepares you for the demands of the Oval Office".
Obama further said: "You can read about it. You can study it. But until you've sat at that desk, you don't know what it's like to manage a global crisis or send young people to war."
"But Hillary's been in the room; she's been part of those decisions."
Obama speech anchored a night of celebrity speakers, not only from the Democratic Party, but also from the worlds of business and entertainment, who spoke in support of Clinton.
US Vice President Joe Biden was one of several speakers to take aim at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, branding him an opportunist who had no clue about how to make America great.
The Oslo Times International News Network