Captivating #ObamaSpeech gives Twitter a reason to believe

The speech US President Barack Obama delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where he emphatically endorsed the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, was met with applause at the event and reignited the spirit of patriotism among U.S Twitter users. 

Watch: Michelle Obama’s elegant takedown of Donald Trump: ‘When they go low, we go high’

Obama ignited hope in many with what he described as an inclusive US, saying the US he knows comprises “Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together – black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young and old; gay, straight, men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance, under the same proud flag, to this big, bold country that we love”.

Some Twitter users wasted no time in declaring their love for the United States and their pride in being its citizens.

Some, however, focused on the shortcomings of Obama’s presidential term.

Taking a jab at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “Make America great again” slogan, Obama boldly declared in his speech “America is already great”, adding the country did not need Trump to ensure its greatness. Several users echoed the US president’s sentiments.

The speech had some believing in the “American Dream”.

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Ofentse Mboweni
Ofentse Mboweni is communications officer for the Grow Great campaign. He has a keen interest in South African politics and history, is an avid reader and loves anything to do with good hip-hop music, literature and afrofuturism. Described as a "blerd" and postmodernist by some, he prefers to be called OJ.

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