Chelsea Clinton Introduces Hillary Clinton at the DNC: "She Never, Ever Forgets Who She's Fighting For"
"That feeling of being valued and loved, that's what my mom wants for every child. It is the calling of her life."
Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother on the final day of the Democratic National Convention before Hillary Clinton formally accepted her party's nomination.
She took the stage to present a motherly figure of Hillary Clinton, telling stories of her daughter who loves to FaceTime with her mother as well as early memories of her childhood. "No matter what," she said, "she was always always there for me."
Chelsea Clinton said that her mother left notes for her to open every day that she would be away from home, painting a picture of parents who encouraged her to have her own opinions, and "to back them up with facts."
She also said that her parents raised her knowing how lucky she was to have food on the table and a good education. "That feeling of being valued and loved, that's what my mom wants for every child. It is the calling of her life."
Remembering her mother's fight for health care in the '90s, Chelsea Clinton said that it was tough watching her struggle, but even now, "she never, ever forgets who she's fighting for."
"She's a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love," she said. "So this November, I'm voting for a woman who is my role model as a mother and as an advocate."
After her introduction, the convention aired a 12-minute video chronicling Hillary Clinton's life, which was created by Shonda Rhimes and narrated by Morgan Freeman, to paint a personal picture of her mother before the Democratic nominee officially accepted the historic nomination.
Thursday's lineup of speakers featured Ted Danson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Chloe Grace Moretz as well as performances by Katy Perry and Carole King. Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz performed for an invite-only crowd of DNC delegates. According to excerpts released ahead of time, Hillary Clinton will end the night with a speech offering "steady leadership" to a country "looking for reassurance" amid turmoil in the world.
Clinton's introduction concluded the end of a star-studded week in Philadelphia, which included Meryl Streep, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera and Tony Goldwyn on Tuesday, with Elizabeth Banks serving as host, and former President Bill Clinton headlining. Wednesday saw addresses from Lee Daniels, Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, with Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama finishing out the day with impassioned speeches against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton.