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DNC Night 1 – Former NBA player Jason Collins; Senator Bob Casey

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RANCHO MIRAGE, CA - MARCH 08: NBA player Jason Collins attends the 12th Annual Desert Smash Benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa on March 8, 2016 in Rancho Mirage, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Tequila Herradura)

Jason Collins played in the NBA for 10 years. He was the first major professional athlete to come out as gay.

Collins said before he made his sexuality public he had spoken to the Clinton family looking for guidance. He said Hillary Clinton has defended LGBT rights, including sponsoring legislation in the name of Matthew Shepherd.

A video aired afterward called “hit Donald Decoded,” starring Ken Jeong from the Hangover movies, and an Obama economic adviser. Jeong touted how Trump would manufacture more products in the U.S., then was shocked to learn most of Trump’s products and clothing lines are manufactured overseas.

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey took on Trump’s credentials as an advocate of the working class. He said Trump never makes his own products in the U.S., and the idea “we don’t make anything here” is ridiculous, then mentioned a number of companies manufacturing high-tech goods among other things in Pennsylvania.

Casey said Clinton during  her first 100 days of office she would push the biggest jobs program sincce World War II. She would reward companies that profit share with employees, and tax companies that  offshore. Casey said Clinton’s plan would have $10 billion in investment in high-tech manufacturing that can’t be outsourced.


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