BERNIE SANDERS, VIRGINIA: We’re here to rally the troops and defend the Constitution of the United States.
So the Republican Party is not defending the Constitution.
It is not protecting our freedoms.
They are not defending our Constitution.
They do not respect the rule of law.
They have a foreign policy of hostility toward America, which is why we have lost so many troops.
We have been at war for seven years.
They refuse to defend us.
And we are at war.
The Republican Party stands with our brothers and sisters in the military and we will fight back, and we are not going to let them take advantage of us.
They know we are going to win.
I am proud of our military, and I am even more proud of the tens of millions of people who have fought and died to defend our rights, to defend this great nation.
This is the most patriotic country in the history of the world.
So we are fighting back.
I will continue to fight for our rights and freedoms.
We will never give up.
We are not giving up.
The Democratic Party is defending the rule, not the privileges, of Wall Street, Wall Street greed, Wall street’s rigged economy.
The Republicans will not allow that.
We must defend our Constitution, our rights.
This country has never had a more dangerous political environment in our history.
We can’t allow this to happen again.
The American people know that.
So I am here tonight to defend the United Kingdom, our great ally, our friend and ally in the Middle East.
They defend the rule.
We defend the privileges.
And they defend the liberties of their people, as well as the rights of their neighbors.
This fight is about freedom and democracy, not hatred and division.
And it will not be won by insults and lies and fear.
And as the great leader of the free world, Donald J. Trump, has said, “We will not go down fighting for people that hate us.”
We will not stop fighting until we win.
We want America to thrive again.
We cannot allow bigotry, we cannot allow hatred and prejudice to win this fight.
This campaign is about our rights to live free and peaceful lives.
I know the people of this great country are tired of this.
They want their lives back.
They will not let it happen.
They deserve a president who will protect our borders, who will bring jobs back, who is going to put our nation on the path to prosperity.
And by the way, they are voting for someone who will put our country back on the right track.
And that is the only way to make America great again.
So tonight, I am asking all Americans to come out and vote for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president of the united states.
Thank you very much.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you.
Good evening, everyone.
I want to thank all of you.
We’ve been working really hard this week, and as you’ve heard from some of our delegates, working through a variety of issues.
We all know how hard it is to have the best jobs and pay the best wages in the world, so let’s give everyone a break tonight, and let’s get on with it.
The president and his wife are here.
And the vice president is here, too.
But first, I want you to look at this.
You’ve heard the president say this is the first debate that’s ever been held in which the candidates have agreed to a debate in the fall.
So how is this possible?
Well, first, we have one major difference in this debate, and that’s that this is a two-way debate, with a debate moderator, who’s the president, who also happens to be the vice-president, as opposed to a one-way, face-to-face debate.
I think that’s something that, in my opinion, would give a much better understanding to the voters.
The second difference is, this is not a debate about the economy.
This debate is about the environment.
And I think it’s fair to say that the environment is something that the president has a lot to say about, and it’s something the American people are very much focused on.
So, I think, as I have said from the beginning of this campaign, this debate is going, I believe, to be about the issues that will affect people’s lives the most, and they’re going to be a great part of that discussion.
But it’s also going to touch on the environment, which in a way, has been a theme that has been very much central to this campaign.
I’ve had many people come up to me and say that, “Well, we’ve always heard that you like to talk about the environmental issue.
But when it comes to jobs, and jobs and jobs, the economy is doing fine.”
Well, that’s a problem