Obama to address DNC from American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia

President Barack Obama accepts the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award

In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo former President Barack Obama accepts the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a ceremony in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Former President Barack Obama will deliver his live address to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

Obama is among the headliners on the convention’s third night and is expected to speak ahead of Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate. Harris and Obama are both barrier-breaking figures, he as the nation’s first Black president and Harris as the first Black woman on a major party ticket.

“We have to remind ourselves every goddamn day how we got here… there’s nothing self-executed about democracy.” – Former Vice President Joe Biden at the opening of the Museum of the American Revolution. (Ed Newton/Billy Penn)

Vice President Biden was on hand when the Museum of the American Revolution opened in Old City in 2017.

Barack Obama will issue a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s Democratic Party convention. According to excerpts of Obama’s speech, he will accuse Trump of unleashing America’s “worst impulses” and treating the presidency as a reality show “to get the attention he craves.”

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The former president also puts the stakes in the November election in stark terms, warning that the future of American democracy is on the line in the race between Trump and Democrat Joe Biden.

Obama’s address comes two days after his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, headlined the Democratic convention.

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