The Democratic Party for the second time in 8 years has made history with its presumptive nominee.
Congratulations to Secretary Clinton.
And congratulations to Bernie Sanders for his historic candidacy as well.
Now it's time for Hillary to heal the wounds from the long and often contentious primary battle and go on to defeat the Republican Party's racist and temperamentally unfit nominee, Donald J. Trump.
Clinton also harshly attacked Donald Trump, 69, her presumptive Republican rival in the Nov. 8 presidential election, for using divisive rhetoric that belittled women, Muslims and immigrants.
She took specific aim at his condemnation of an Indiana-born judge of Mexican heritage. "The stakes in this election are high and the choice is clear. Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander-in-chief," Clinton said.
"When Donald Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage, or he mocks a reporter with disabilities, or calls women pigs, it goes against everything we stand for," she said.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday showed Clinton leading Trump by 10 percentage points nationally as they launch their general election battle, little changed from a week earlier.
*Jill Stein is the Green Party candidate for president. You can read about her HERE.