DNC 2016: Barack Obama’s intro video will make you already nostalgic for his presidency

10-minute short was made  by by  Oscar-winning documentarian

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 28 July 2016 10:30
10-minute short of Barack Obama's presidency

President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night was preceded by a mini-doc focusing on his legacy and the unique calm he showed as president.

Created by Davis Guggenheim, who previously won an Academy Award for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth, it charted the challenges that faced the beginning of his administration, like the sub-prime mortgage financial crisis, and the big changes he will be remembered for, like marriage equality.

Some of the lighter, touching moments of his presidency were in there too, including his occasional forays into singing and the time a little black boy asked Obama in the Oval Office if his hair was like his own.

Obama came out batting for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton last night, saying: “there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States”.

He also accused Donald Trump of “offering slogans and fear.

“He’s betting that if he scares enough people, he might score just enough votes to win this election,” Obama said.

“That is another bet that Donald Trump will lose. Because he’s selling the American people short. We are not a fragile or frightful people. Our power doesn’t come from some self-declared savior promising that he alone can restore order. We don’t look to be ruled.”

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