The first-ever virtual Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday. With speakers from both the Democratic Party and Republican, along with a few performers.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was the spotlight of the night as he is predicted to accept the Democratic presidential nomination later this week alongside his VP pick Kamala Harris, according to Fox News.
Highlights from night one of the convention can be found here.
Here’s what celebrities had to say about night one of the convention,
Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, shared her thought about the beginning of the conference praising the broadcast, “I love the opening of the #DNC and I love me some #GwenMoore! Her voice is blackness personified. And there’s no bigger compliment I can pay!”
She also added, “I love that the #DNC2020 looks like America! All of us together. Every race. All sexual orientations. All ages. Every economic situation. It’s US! #WeThePeople.”
Rob Reiner also commented on the opening national anthem saying, “Watching the singing of our National Anthem gave me chills. So proud to see the real America. So proud to be a Democrat.”
Watching the singing of our National Anthem gave me chills. So proud to see the real America. So proud to be a Democrat.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 18, 2020
Actor Mark Ruffalo also shared his backing of the convention by tweeting, “It’s so good to see so many diverse people coming together addressing racism and the promise of America.”
Patricia Arquette commented on the fact that there were Republicans speaking at the convention and noted how they were in favor of Joe Biden.
I never thought ai would see so many Republicans speaking at the Democratic convention about how worried they are for our country and encouraging people to vote for Biden.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 18, 2020
Michelle Obama made an appearance during night one giving a moving speech about the importance of voting this November. Eva Longoria Baston thanked Obama for her speech writing, “Vote this November like your lives depend on it!”
Josh Gad also commented in favor on her speech sharing a picture of people cheering and clapping with the caption, “Every household in America watching #MichelleObama right now.”
Octavia Spencer shared that the DNC has made her feel “hopeful.”
Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo also spoke address the coronavirus pandemic. Singer, songwriter Bette Midler shared her thoughts on what he had to say adding, “Trump’s narcissism crippled his response to the Coronavirus,” she wrote, “his ineptitude has ruined the nation, and four more years will kill us all. #VoteJoeandKamala2020”
Trump’s narcissism crippled his response to the Coronavirus. Disorganized, disinterested, lethargic, insecure, and just plain bored with the “weeds” of governing, his ineptitude has ruined the nation, and four more years will kill us all. #VoteJoeandKamala2020— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 18, 2020
The DNC is expected to continue through the end of the week.