Just as Republicans took aim at Hillary Clinton in Cleveland, Democrats in Philadelphia — and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg — lobbed some of their own zingers at Donald Trump over the past week. The NewsHour takes a look.
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One thing that has been clear this week in Philadelphia is that this has been a week of criticism of Donald Trump.
Let's take a look at that.
MICHELLE OBAMA, First Lady:
Don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this, right now, is the greatest country on Earth.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), Presidential Candidate: If you don't believe that this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the Supreme Court justices that Donald Trump would nominate.
FORMER MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, New York City:
Bottom line is, Trump is a risky, reckless and radical choice, and we can't afford to make that choice.
SEN. TIM KAINE (D), Vice Presidential Nominee: Folks, you cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth.
JOSEPH BIDEN, Vice President of the United States: His cynicism is unbounded. His lack of empathy and compassion can be summed up in the phrase I suspect he's most proud of having made famous, "You're fired."
How can there be pleasure in saying, "You're fired"? He is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class? Give me a break. That's a bunch of malarkey.
Our power doesn't come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order as long as we do things his way. We don't look to be ruled.
(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)
Our power — our power comes from those immortal declarations first put to paper right here in Philadelphia all those years ago: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that we the people can form a more perfect union.