Obama asks U.S. voters to 'carry' Clinton to White House, defeat Trump

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the third night of the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Jeff Mason and Alana Wise PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America’s future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton’s bid to defeat Republican Donald Trump in a speech that electrified the Democratic National Convention. “There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill – nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States,” Obama said to cheers at the Philadelphia convention on Wednesday night.

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