The DNC managed to keep President Bill Clinton to just five minutes, and he'll use those minutes to go after President Trump by name.
- “At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos,” Clinton will say, a source familiar with the speech tells Axios' Hans Nichols.
- The first half of Clinton's speech directly targets Trump then pivots to how Joe Biden’s Senate and White House experience will help him heal the country and revitalize the economy.
Between the lines: Clinton has seen his standing as a trusted party elder called into question during the #MeToo movement, but Democrats familiar with the convention planning say that his presence is evidence that Biden needs to improve his numbers among working-class Americans who fled the party in 2016.
P.S. 📺 18.7 million people watched last night’s coverage between 10 and 11 p.m. on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, Nielsen said. Four years ago, Democrats’ opening night drew just under 26 million viewers. (AP)
- The Biden campaign said today that it tracked 10.2 million views on digital streams, taking the total to 28.9 million.