UPDATE: 11:10 p.m. EDT -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters Monday night and urged them to vote for Hillary Clinton in November after an emotional first day at the Democratic National Convention that saw many Democrats still divided after a hard fought primary campaign.
"This election is about which candidate understands the real problems facing this country and has offered real solutions – not just bombast, fear-mongering, name-calling and divisiveness," Sanders said. "We need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. We need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger – not leadership which insults Latinos, Muslims, women, African-Americans and veterans – and divides us up."
During Sanders' speech, Trump tweeted: "Sad to watch Bernie Sanders abandon his revolution. We welcome all voters who want to fix our rigged system and bring back our jobs."
Many of Sanders' supporters cried during his remarks. "I understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process," Sanders said. "I think it’s fair to say that no one is more disappointed than I am. But to all of our supporters – here and around the country – I hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved."
Unlike the Republican runner-up, Ted Cruz, who urged Republicans not to support Trump last week, Sanders went all in for Clinton. "By these measures, any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close," he said.
UPDATE: 10:41 p.m. EDT -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Donald Trump is dividing America to clear a path to the White House in keeping with the nation's history of "racial hatred" that keeps the powerful on top.
"Not once did he lift a finger to help working people... time after time, he preyed on working people, people in debt... he’s conned them, he’s defrauded them and he’s ripped them off. Donald Trump set up a fake university to make money by cheating people and taking their live savings," she said. "Donald Trump goes on, and on and on about being a successful businessman, but he filed business bankruptcy six times. What kind of a man acts like this? ... What kind of a man cheats students cheats investors cheats workers?
UPDATE: 10:36 p.m. EDT -- President Barack Obama praised his wife's speech Monday at the Democratic National Convention. "Incredible speech by an incredible woman. Couldn't be more proud & our country has been blessed to have her as FLOTUS. I love you, Michelle," his Twitter account tweeted out.
Republican Donald Trump was also watching the DNC, but had a different view on the event.
UPDATE: 10:29 p.m. EDT -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the "system is rigged" Monday night to cheers from Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic National Convention.
"Washington works great for those at the top," she said.
She praised Hillary Clinton for working for women and children.
UPDATE: 10:20 p.m. EDT -- Michelle Obama praised Hillary Clinton for making it possible for their daughter to take for granted that a woman could be president. She called Donald Trump too thin-skinned to serve in the White House.
"There are plenty of moments when Hillary could’ve decided that this work was too hard... but here’s the thing. What I admire most about Hillary is that she never [folds] under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life," she said. "That’s what I want. I want someone who has the proven strength to persevere."
Obama said that being commander-in-chief means, "You can’t have a thin skin... you need to be.. mature and well-informed."
She was introduced to the audience at the Democratic National Convention by a video from filmmaker J.J. Abrams that showed young children explaining why they admired the first lady.
Her speech was praised by social media and journalists. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post said on Twitter: "Going to be hard for any speech -- tonight or over the next 3 nights -- to top that. Or even come close."
UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. EDT -- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said Americans can’t just tolerant each other. He called the November election a referendum on who will be the best leader to bring the nation together to go far together.
"Patriotism is love of country. But you can’t love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen," he said. "We don’t always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good. We can’t devolve into a nation where our highest aspiration is that we just tolerate each other. We are not called to be a nation of tolerance. We are called to be a nation of love."
UPDATE: 9:25 p.m. EDT -- Comedian Sarah Silverman, a longtime Bernie Sanders supporters, told Democrats she was voting for Hillary Clinton. As Sanders supporters chanted his name, she told the Democratic National Convention audience: "Can I just say to the Bernie people, you're being ridiculous."
She called Clinton the only overqualified person to run for president. She opened her speech: "I’m Sarah Silverman and this past year, I’ve been feeling the Bern. Relax, I put some cream on it."
UPDATE: 9:20 p.m. EDT -- Democrats are reminding voters of the time Donald Trump taunted a New York Times reporter's disability. Anastasia Somoza, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia when she was born, spoke on stage at the Democratic National Convention while sitting on stage in a wheelchair.
"I first met Hillary as First Lady on a visit to the White House," she said. "I was 9 years old and I listened to her and my mom discuss healthcare and early intervention for children with disabilities. Over the past 23 years, she has continued to serve as a friend and a mentor… Championing my inclusion and access to classrooms, higher education and the workforce."
She called Trump a bully. "Donald Trump has shown us who he really is. And I honestly feel bad for anyone with that much hate in their heart. I know we will show each other, and the world, who we really are in November – when we choose genuine strength and thoughtful leadership – over fear and division. Donald Trump doesn’t see me, he doesn’t hear me, and he definitely doesn’t speak for me."
UPDATE: 9:10 p.m. EDT -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken roasted Donald Trump Monday at the Democratic National Convention in a pro-Hillary Clinton speech.
"Many of you have jobs, many of you have families. Ignore them," he said, urging the crowd to volunteer for the Clinton campaign. "Kids love it when their parents aren't home. And let me tell you something else, an eight-year-old kid can use a microwave oven. And let me tell you something else, an eight-year-old kid can teach a four-year-old kid to use a microwave oven. Get on those phones, knock on those doors, and tell them Al Franken sent you."
He made fun of Trump's many failed business ventures, including Trump Steaks. "I got my doctorate in megalomaniac studies from Trump University," he said, comparing the school to "Bernie Madoff University."
UPDATE: 8:49 p.m. EDT -- New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand praised Hillary Clinton for being a working mother who helps working mothers. Gillibrand talked about her own challenges raising a family and noted that most other parents have it much harder. She said Clinton would fight for equal pay for equal work for women.
"You see, Hillary Clinton’s life’s work has been defined by one question: ‘How we help those who need it most?'" Gillibrand said. "Donald Trump’s has been defined by a very different question: 'How can I help myself most?' Donald Trump actually stood on a debate stage and said that wages are 'too high.' Hillary knows that in the richest country in the world, it’s unacceptable that a mom with two kids working full-time still lives in poverty. Donald Trump says that when it comes to paid family leave, 'you have to be careful of it.' Hillary knows that it’s long past time for guaranteed paid family leave."
UPDATE: 8:20 p.m. EDT -- The Republican National Convention last week focused on the threat of illegal immigration. In contrast, the Democratic National Convention showcased Latinos and undocumented immigrants Monday night in what came across as a direct reply to Donald Trump's attacks on non-white Americans.
"I will raise my voice against a bigot who thinks a judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because his parents were born in Mexico," Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez said in his speech. "I will raise my voice against a bully who calls Mexicans immigrants and rapists."
UPDATE: 8:12 p.m. EDT -- Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant from Nevada, said she felt college was out of reach after her family arrived in the United States from Mexico. She said she was able to graduate from college with the help from Democrats such as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
"So when Donald Trump takes about deporting 11 million people, he is talking about breaking families apart, separating families like mine," she said.
Read more about Silva here.
UPDATE: 7:51 p.m. EDT -- Pop singer Demi Lovato told the Democratic National Convention Monday that she suffered from mental illness and wants lawmakers to help people like her receive treatment. Lovato said she was proud to support Clinton.
"We can do better. Everyone of us can make a difference," Lovato told the crowd before singing her hit, "Complicated." The song's girl power lyrics include, "What's wrong with being confident?" and "I'm the boss right now."
UPDATE: 7:40 p.m. EDT -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka urged workers across the nation Monday night to keep Republican Donald Trump out of the White House. Unions are traditionally big turnout machines for Democratic candidates.
"Working people are strong, and Donald Trump is wrong, wrong, wrong," Trumka said during the Democratic National Convention. "He thinks he’s a tough guy. Well Donald, I worked in the mines with tough guys. I know tough guys, they’re friends of mine. And Donald, You’re no tough guy, you’re a phony!"
UPDATE: 7:14 p.m. EDT -- Hillary Clinton's campaign chair reached out to Bernie Sanders supporters Monday night at the Democratic National Convention. "You have voted to make Hillary Clinton the nominee of the Democratic party, this is your victory," he said. "And to everyone who supported senator Sanders, this is your victory too!"
He urged the crowd to elect the nation's first woman president.
UPDATE: 6:44 p.m. EDT -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denounced claims Monday that Russia was behind the Democratic National Committee email hacking scandal. WikiLeaks released over the weekend thousands of emails from the DNC.
He said "there is no proof whatsoever" to support the Russian theory. "The real story is what these emails contain and they show collusion," Assange said during an interview with "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." "We have not disclosed our source, and of course, this is a diversion that's being pushed by the Hillary Clinton campaign."
Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign as chair of the Democratic National Committee after some of the leaked emails showed DNC officials working against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Sanders is an independent who ran for president as a Democrat. Clinton won more states and votes overall in the primary race.
UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. EDT -- Symone Sanders, who previously worked as national press secretary for the Bernie Sanders campaign, took to Twitter Monday to denounce accusations that Democrats rigged the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton. "NO ONE STOLE THIS ELECTION! Team Sanders we did AMAZING WORK. But we lost. It's a hard reality for some," she tweeted.
A pop star, an undocumented immigrant, a U.S. senator and a mayor from small-town Ohio will band together Monday night to champion Hillary Clinton in her campaign to become the nation's first woman president. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren are among the many political heavyweights throwing their support behind Clinton at the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The event comes after a chaotic weekend involving leaked emails from Democratic party leaders that saw chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's forced resignation and Donald Trump break ahead in national polls for the first time.
Here's the schedule of performers and speakers for Monday night:
-Raúl Grijalva, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Arizona
-Nita Lowey, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York
- Keith Ellison, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota
-John Podesta, Clinton Campaign Chair
-Linda Sánchez, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, California
-Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston, Massachusetts
-Jeanne Shaheen, United States senator, New Hampshire
-Demi Lovato, singer-songwriter
-Karla Ortiz (11-yr old) and Francisca Ortiz (mother)
-Astrid Silva, undocumented immigrant from Nevada
-Luis Gutiérrez, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois
-Jason and Jarron Collins, twin brothers and former professional basketball players
-Pat Spearman, Nevada state senator
-Bob Casey, United States senator, Pennsylvania
-Luke Feeney, mayor of Chillicothe, Ohio
-Kirsten Gillibrand, United States senator, New York
-Al Franken, United States senator, Minnesota
-Sarah Silverman, comedian, actress and two-time Emmy Award winner
-Paul Simon, musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
-Eva Longoria, actress and founder, The Eva Longoria Foundation
-Cory Booker, United States senator, New Jersey
-Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
-Joseph P. Kennedy, III, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts
-Elizabeth Warren, United States senator, Massachusetts
-Keith Ellison, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Minnesota
-Bernie Sanders, United States senator, Vermont