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Video: “There’s nobody more qualified than Hillary to serve as President” – President Barack Obama Says During DNC Speech

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 27: US President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 27: US President Barack Obama and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wave to the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

President Barack Obama, in a rousing speech on Wednesday, offered full-hearted support to Hillary Clinton in her campaign to defeat Republican Donald Trump and become the first woman elected U.S. president.

“There has never been a man or woman, not me, not Bill Clinton – nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States,†Obama said to cheers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“Tonight, I ask you to do for Hillary Clinton what you did for me. I ask you to carry her the same way you carried me.â€

After Obama’s speech, Clinton joined him on stage where they hugged, clasped hands and waved to the crowd.

Obama and Clinton were rivals in the hard-fought campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination. After winning that election to become America’s first black president, he appointed her his secretary of state.

Speaking to delegates, Obama offered an alternative to businessman Trump’s vision of the U.S. as being under siege from illegal immigrants, crime and terrorism and losing its way in the world.

“I am more optimistic about the future of America than ever before,†Obama said at the Wells Fargo Centre.

Clinton made history on Tuesday when she became the first woman to secure the presidential nomination from a major party.

When she formally accepts it on Thursday, she will become the Democratic standard-bearer against Republican nominee Trump in the November 8 election.

Obama took aim at Trump’s campaign slogan and promise to “Make America Great Again.â€

“America is already great. America is already strong. And I promise you, our strength, our greatness, does not depend on Donald Trump,†he said.

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Photo Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images