Bill Clinton will call Oval Office a storm center in open Trump attack
Bill Clinton will call the Oval Office ‘a storm center’ and attack Donald Trump openly in address to Democratic Convention – hours after pictures of him with Epstein victim are revealed
- Bill Clinton will directly attack President Donald Trump in his convention speech
- ‘At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos,’ he will say
- Convention’s second night will combing past all-stars with rising newcomers
- Bill Clinton and John Kerry will speak as will Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will speak and John Legend will sing
- Jill Biden will introduce herself to voters and give a live address from the high school where she used to teach in Wilmington
- Her speech follows Michelle Obama’s call to arms for the party
- Democrats will also hold the formal roll call of states to nominate Joe Biden
TUESDAY’S DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION LINE UP
Mayor of Milwaukee, Wis., Tom Barrett
James Roosevelt Jr. and Lorraine Miller give the report of Credentials Committee
Barney Frank and Maria Cardona give the report of the Rules Committee
Julie Chavez Rodriguez and Dennis McDonough give the Credentials Committee report
Keynote Address by 17 rising stars in party: Stacey Abrams, Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari, Rep. Colin Allred, Rep. Brendan Boyle, Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela, f ormer State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Pennsylvania State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, South Carolina State Senator Marlon Kimpson, Rep. Conor Lamb, Michigan State Rep. Mari Manoogian, Texas State Rep. Victoria Neave, Navajo President Jonathan Nez, Georgia State Rep. Sam Park, New Hampshire State Rep. Denny Ruprecht, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross
Former Acting AG Sally Yates
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador, daughter of President John F. Kennedy
Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President John F. Kennedy
Former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter
Former President Bill Clinton
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez
Bob King, former President of the United Auto Workers
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Senator Chris Coons
Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
Roll Call Across America
Activist Ady Barkan
Former Secretary of State John Kerry
Dr. Jill Biden
Performance by John Legend
Bill Clinton will directly attack President Donald Trump in his speech to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday evening, which comes after new photos appeared of Clinton with a young Jeffrey Epstein victim.
Clinton will call the Oval Office a ‘storm center’ under Trump’s tenure, attacking the president by name. And he will hit Trump where it hurts – his economic record. Trump likes to brag he created the best U.S. economy ever.
‘Donald Trump says we’re leading the world,’ Clinton will say, according to excerpts released by the Democratic Party.
‘Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple. At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes – his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there,’ he’ll add.
Clinton, in his remarks, which will be less than 5 minutes and were pre-taped, will also tout Joe Biden as a ‘go-to-work president.’
‘Our party is united in offering you a very different choice: a go-to-work president. A down-to-earth, get-the-job-done guy. A man with a mission: to take responsibility, not shift the blame; concentrate, not distract; unite, not divide. Our choice is Joe Biden,’ he’ll say.
New pictures revealed Tuesday show Clinton enjoying an intimate neck massage with a young Jeffrey Epstein victim in never-before-seen photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.
The troubling pictures are an ill-timed reminder of Clinton’s links to Epstein as the former President, 72, prepares to endorse Joe Biden tonight at the Democratic Convention.
The second night of the Democratic National Convention will combine the party’s past famous names with its new, rising young stars and end the evening with a performance by singer John Legend.
Clinton and the party’s former nominee John Kerry will share the virtual stage with new national sensation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jill Biden, the woman who hopes to follow Michelle Obama as first lady but has the herculean task of following her convention speech, which has become a new rallying cry for Democrats in this election year.
The party will also take care of business at hand: the roll call of delegates which will lead to the formal nomination of Joe Biden as the Democrats’ choice to take on President Donald Trump this fall.
Like the first night, much of the programming was pre-recorded after party switched to a fully virtual convention given the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, meanwhile, will spend Tuesday in Iowa, examining damage from the derecho, and in Arizona, where he will discuss border security.
The theme of the Democrats’ second night is ‘Leadership Matters’ and the speakers are likely to mirror the addresses of the first night with their attacks on Trump’s qualifications to be president while touting Biden’s credentials to be commander in chief.
Most of the speeches, like the first night, will be pretaped, and pressure will be on for one of the contenders to match the draw and energy of Michelle Obama, who unleashed on President Trump in her Monday address.
Leading Tuesday’s call-to-arms will be Bill Clinton, who has spoken at every Democratic convention since 1980. He memorably made the case for his wife Hillary Clinton in 2016 and for Barack Obama in 2012 – being so effective in his arguments Obama dubbed him ‘the secretary of ’splaining stuff.’
But Clinton, who had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky when he was president and has been accused of sexual misconduct by other women, will be in the convention spotlight for the first time since the #MeToo movement has gripped the country.
Bill Clinton is seen enjoying a neck massage from a Jeffrey Epstein victim in never-before-seen photographs obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com. Clinton sits comfortably and laughs as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist, rubs her hands into his shoulders
Davies said Clinton was a ‘complete gentleman’ on the trip as she described how the encounter occurred
Bill Clinton has denied having a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and said he knew nothing about Epstein’s behavior with young girls
Bill Clinton will attack President Donald Trump by name in his speech, calling the Oval Office a ‘storm center’
Clinton, who is three years younger than Joe Biden, also has ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison while awaiting trial on additional charges. The former president rode Epstein’s private jet in 2002 but had denied having a close relationship with him and said he knew nothing about Epstein’s behavior with young girls.
In the photos, Clinton sits comfortably and laughs as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist who acted as Epstein’s personal masseuse, rubs her hands into his shoulders to get out the kinks in his neck.
The images were taken when Clinton was on a humanitarian trip with Epstein to Africa in September of 2002.
Davies said Clinton was a ‘complete gentleman’ on the trip.
Davies, now in her early 40s, said of the massage pictures: ‘Although the image looks bizarre, President Clinton was a perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no foul play involving him.’
She explained the massage happened when ‘we had a stop-over for the jet to refuel and while we were in the terminal the ex-President was complaining of stiffness from falling asleep in his chair.
But the baggage Clinton carries and the party’s shift toward new leadership resulted in a limited role for the former president on Tuesday: he’s been allotted five minutes and his speech was pre-recorded at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y.
But the biggest viewership of the night could be for Ocasio-Cortez, who only gets 60 seconds to speak but has captured young Democrats with her social media presence and her passion for the environment.
Jill Biden will use her convention speech to introduce herself to voters and will speak live from the high school classroom in Wilmington where she used to teach
Bill Clinton has spoken at every Democratic National Convention since 1980 but this year’s speech comes under the shadow of the #MeToo movement
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the rising Democratic stars who will speak on Tuesday night
The traditional keynote address – which happens on the second night of the convention and has launched many political careers – will look different at this year’s convention.
A group of 17 rising stars within the party – including former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb and Texas Rep. Colin Allred – will give a join address meant to showcase the party’s ‘diversity of ideas and perspectives.’
The traditional keynote address will be different Tuesday night with a group of ‘rising stars’ within the party – including former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams – will speak
Also speaking in that group are Nevada state Senator Yvanna Cancela, the former political director for the powerful Las Vegas casino workers’ union; Mayor Robert Garcia of Long Beach, California, who became the city’s first openly gay mayor when he was elected in 2014; Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; and New Hampshire state Rep. Denny Ruprecht, who became that state’s youngest lawmaker when he was elected in 2018 at age 19.
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who ran the Justice Department for the first 10 days of the Trump administration – until the president fired her for refusing to carry out his travel ban order – will speak. She also warned the Trump administration that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had not been truthful about his contacts with Russian officials.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, who hopes his party retakes control of that chamber in November’s election, will also speak.
As will Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester of Delaware, who co-chaired the committee that vetted running mates for Biden.
The official roll call of the states will be a mix of live and pre-taped speeches. It will be much shorter than occurs at a live convention, when states are called out one by one in the convention arena to declare who their delegates are supporting.
The roll call goes alphabetically, meaning Alabama will lead off.
Rep. Conor Lamb is also among the 17 people giving part of Tuesday’s keynote address
The state’s delegates will speak from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, site of the voting rights marches of 1965 and the Bloody Sunday encounter.
Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell, a Selma native, is expected to announce her delegation’s votes for Joe Biden and invoke the memory of the late civil rights leader John Lewis.
A mix of lawmakers and activists will speak for their states and use their time to highlight Biden’s support on a range of policy issues – including LGBTQ rights and gun safety.
For Florida, gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg will talk about Biden’s compassion in the wake of his daughter’s murder in Parkland mas shooting and his commitment to defeating the NRA.
For Virginia, Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who criticized Trump at the 2016 Democratic convention, will lead the delegation.
For Wyoming, Judy and Dennis Shepherd will discuss Biden’s support for LGBTQ Americans in the wake of their son Matthew’s murder.
And D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will issue a call for DC statehood during the roll call.
Pete Buttigieg will announce Indiana’s delegation for Biden while Amy Klobuchar will announce Minnesota’s.
Closing out the night will be Jill Biden, followed by a musical performance from John Legend.
While her name is familiar to many, the would-be-first lady will use her time to introduce herself to voters.
The second evening will close out with a performance from John Legend
Bill Clinton spoke for Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention – being so effective in his arguments Obama dubbed him ‘the secretary of ’splaining stuff’
Bill Clinton bowed to Barack Obama after the former president spoke on Obama’s behalf at the 2012 convention
Jill Biden, seen with Joe Biden at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, will close out Tuesday night’s speeches
Jill Biden will follow in the footsteps of Michelle Obama, who attacked Donald Trump as ‘the wrong president for our country’ and ‘clearly in over his head’ in her speech to the Democratic National Convention on Monday night
The teacher – she taught English composition at Northern Virginia Community College while serving as second lady – will speak from the high school classroom in Wilmington where she once taught. And her speech will be live.
‘Teaching is not what I do. It’s who I am. I’ll be giving my convention speech tonight from my former classroom. Brandywine High School. Room 232,’ she tweeted on Tuesday morning.
Biden, who has two master’s degrees and a doctorate in education, said she hopes to continue teaching while being first lady.
Her speech will follow Michelle Obama’s keynote address on Monday night, where the former first lady did not mince words in harsh assessment of Trump’s presidency.
‘Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is,’ she said.
Trump shot back Tuesday morning, sarcastically thanking Obama for her ‘kind words’ and calling it a ‘very divisive speech, extremely divisive.’
The president has shown he’s not above going after spouses. In the 2016 Republican primary, he attacked Heidi Cruz, the wife of his rival for the GOP nomination Ted Cruz, for her looks.
While he has not yet targeted Jill Biden, he has made Hunter Biden a frequent target.
The Roll Call of States
The Democratic National Convention Committee announced the ‘Roll Call Across America’ that will take place on Tuesday night.
Traditionally, states are called out one by one in the convention arena, where one delegate steps up to the microphone to announce the state’s support for the nominee.
Over the course of 30 minutes on Tuesday night, the reimagined roll call process will take convention viewers to all 57 states and territories.
The roll call will be a mix of live and pre-recorded speeches. It will feature a mix of lawmakers and activists who will speak for their states and use their time to highlight Biden’s support on a range of policy issues – including LGBTQ rights and gun safety.
Rep. Terri Sewell will invoke the memory of Rep. John Lewis to advocate for restoring the Voting Rights Act.
Veteran, fisherman, and party activist Chuck Degnan will discuss the impact of climate change on tribal waters.
Party leaders Aliitama Sotoa and Patti Matila will celebrate American Samoa’s legacy of military service—and Joe Biden’s work to improve the territory’s infrastructure.
Middle school social studies teacher Marisol Garcia will discuss remote learning from the perspective of teachers, parents, and activists.
Chef Gilbert Alaquinez will describe his work delivering meals prepared at the Clinton Presidential Center to local families via food trucks.
Sec. Hilda Solis and Rep. Barbara Lee will highlight the importance of Joe Biden’s clean energy plan for communities of color.
Immigrant and party activist Howard Chou and his family will discuss the challenges facing working parents during the pandemic.
Veteran firefighter Peter Carozza will explain why he and his fellow first responders trust in Joe Biden’s courage and commitment to working Americans.
Gov. John Carney and Sen. Tom Carper will share a local perspective on Delaware’s favorite son.
Organizer Julia Bryan will offer a call to action for Americans living abroad to get involved in this election.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Mayor Muriel Bowser will issue a call for DC statehood.
Gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg will describe Joe Biden’s compassion in the wake of his daughter’s murder in Parkland and commitment to defeating the NRA.
State Sen. Nikema Williams, candidate for John Lewis’s seat in Congress, will urge viewers to overcome voter suppression.
Party chair Sarah Thomas-Nededog will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Guam citizens becoming American citizens.
Civil rights activist Dr. Amy Agbayani will offer a special personal message to American immigrants.
Mayor Lauren McLean will share her city’s bold response to climate change.
Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun will discuss the Biden plan for racial justice in housing.
Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will describe his city’s revitalization and the Biden plan to do the same nationwide.
Secretary Tom Vilsack will take a moment to share best wishes for Iowans suffering after last week’s storm.
Fourth-generation family farmer Mark Pringle will share his concern about the future of rural America and his confidence in the Biden plan for revitalizing rural communities.
Education advocate Colmon Elridge will share a personal story about Joe Biden’s commitment to improving American health care.
Rep. Cedric Richmond and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell will visit a thriving independent art studio to highlight the importance of small businesses to cities.
State Rep. Craig Hickman, the first openly gay African American to serve in the Maine House of Representatives, will take us inside his American dream.
City Council President Brandon Scott and college student Bianca Shah will describe the Biden plan for racial justice in the economy.
State Rep. Claire Cronin will highlight the Biden plan to help our economy recover from the pandemic.
Sen. Gary Peters and UAW auto worker Ray Curry will discuss how Joe Biden saved the Michigan auto industry and his plan to create a million new auto jobs.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will discuss Joe Biden’s ability to bring people together before throwing it across the Mississippi River to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.
College president Dr. Carmen Walters will discuss the history of the HBCU she leads and the Biden plan to invest in these important institutions.
Bricklayer Reuben Gill will praise the contributions of his fellow working men and women and the Biden plan to invest in infrastructure.
Recent college graduate Rachel Prevost will describe her senior year of remote learning and highlights the importance of rural broadband.
Meatpacking plant employee Geraldine Waller will share a personal perspective on the dangers facing essential workers during the pandemic.
Backed by an array of working Nevadans, Rep. Dina Titus will describe the Biden plan for putting workers first in our economy.
Gov. John Lynch will offer his personal endorsement of Joe Biden’s leadership skills.
Gov. Phil Murphy will mark the impact of the pandemic on his state and explains why Joe Biden is the right leader to help us recover.
Tribal member and state Rep. Derrick Lente will celebrate his state’s diversity and commitment to preserving natural and cultural resources.
Registered nurse and a member of 1199SEIU Scheena Iyande Tannis will offer a raw personal perspective on the dangers facing health care workers.
Longtime Democratic activist Cozzie Watkins will offer a call to action for Black women.
Tribal citizen and advocate Cesar Alvarez will discuss his unique path to college and Joe Biden’s plan to open up educational opportunity.
NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
Party chair Nola Kileleman Hix will describe her organizing efforts as the young leader of the party in the NMI.
Rep. Tim Ryan and IBEW organizer Josh Abernathy will describe Donald Trump’s broken promises to Ohio workers and the Biden plan to invest in America.
Party chair Alicia Andrews will reflect on the lessons of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Activist Dr. Rosa Colquitt and registered nurse Travis Nelson will discuss racial disparities in health care.
Sen. Bob Casey, a fellow Scranton native, will talk about how Joe Biden’s childhood in Scranton formed his commitment to working families.
Sen. Carmelo Rios-Santiago, will highlight Donald Trump’s abandonment of Americans in Puerto Rico.
State Rep. Joseph McNamara will discuss the impact of the pandemic on his state’s restaurants and fisherman and shows off the mouth-watering flavors of Rhode Island seafood.
Senate candidate Jaime Harrison will speak from the alma mater of Rep. Jim Clyburn and his late wife Emily.
Tribal activist Kellen Returns From Scout will issue a plea for forward-looking leadership.
On the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, college student Keely Sage will visit the headquarters of the suffragists to discuss her own first vote for President and the role of women in this election.
Rep. Veronica Escobar will reflect on the lessons of the August 2019 massacre in El Paso.
Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will debunk misinformation about mail-in voting.
Gubernatorial candidate and Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, joined by Jane and Bernie Sanders and other Vermont activists, will speak out for justice.
Chair Cecil Benjamin will lead a colorful tribute to Joe Biden’s leadership.
Activist Khizr Khan will reflect on the racial violence that claimed a life in his beloved home city of Charlottesville.
State Rep. My-Linh Thai, a former refugee, will share her commitment to the public schools that gave her a chance to contribute to her new home.
Veteran educator and union organizer Fred Albert will discuss how teachers and parents can work together to create change.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will share his personal story and a call to action for a brighter future.
Activists Judy and Dennis Shepherd will discuss Joe Biden’s leadership to stop hate crimes against LGBTQ Americans in the wake of their son Matthew’s murder.
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