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Lena Dunham and America Ferrera Team Up on Trump In DNC Speech: 'Love Trumps Hate'

by Jennifer Drysdale 7:18 PM PDT, July 26, 2016
Playing Lena Dunham and America Ferrera Team Up on Trump In DNC Speech: 'Love Trumps Hate'

Lena Dunham and America Ferrera are definitely with her.

The actresses teamed up for a speech on day two of the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, where they spoke in support of Hillary Clinton -- and against Donald Trump.

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"I'm Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably like, a two," Dunham began the speech. "And I'm America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I'm probably a rapist," Fererra chimed in, eliciting laughter from the crowd.

"But America, you're not Mexican," Dunham interrupted. "And President Obama isn't Kenyan, Lena, but that doesn't stop Donald," Ferrera -- whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras -- replied.

"We know what you're all thinking: 'Why should we care what some television celebrity has to say about politics?'" the Girls star asked the crowd, allowing Ferrera to answer. "And we feel the same way, but he is the Republican nominee, so we need to talk about him."

"We're with Hillary," they both declared, making the case for Clinton and the work she's done for immigrants and women.

"I am the proud child of Honduran immigrants. I am profoundly grateful for the access and opportunity that exists in this extraordinary nation," Ferrera explained. "I was educated in public schools, my talents were nurtured through public arts programs, and you know what? Occasionally I needed a free meal to get through the school day."

"Hillary has spent the last 30 years proving what she sees in us -- not color, gender, economic status, but our capacity to grow into thriving adults capable of contributing great things to this country," she stated.

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"I am a pro-choice, feminist, sexual assault survivor, with a chronic reproductive illness," Dunham added. "Donald Trump and his party think that I should be punished for exercising my constitutional rights. His rhetoric about women takes us back to a time when we were meant to be beautiful and silent."

"Meanwhile, 22 years ago, Hillary Clinton declared that women's rights are human rights," she continued. "Hillary knows that access and opportunity are the American promise, not transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and systemic racism."

"Donald's not making America great again," Fererra emphasized. "He's making America hate again, and the vast majority of us, we cannot afford to see his vision of America come to be."

"Let's put Hillary in the White House, and let's declare 'Love Trumps Hate!'" they shouted.

See the whole speech below.

While Dunham and Ferrera appeared confident and composed while delivering their speech, both were quite emotional about the experience, as they showcased on Instagram.

"The moment it became real," Dunham captioned a shot of herself and Ferrera holding back tears as Clinton was confirmed as the Democratic nominee.

the moment it became real

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The 30-year-old actress hasn’t been shy about her excitement for the event, posting updates every step of the way.

"Couldn't wait to get there, had to put on my @hillaryclinton collar by @greer_lankton_archives_museum ususus," Dunham wrote on her way to the convention.

"Ya gurl made it!," she captioned a shot several hours later. "#DNC2016 #northdakota (continued support of my damaged arm courtesy of Dr. @joaquinzfass)."

Ya gurl made it! #DNC2016 #northdakota (continued support of my damaged arm courtesy of Dr. @joaquinzfass)

A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on

Many more moments followed for both stars.

New Lewk CC: @jonathancohenstudio @cristinaehrlich

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America's coming for you Philly! Let's do this. #dnc2016 #imwithher #earlyflight #coldcantstopme

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Jeanne Smith & Tessa James Sheller are trans delegates here for Bernie and inspiring us ALL #transjeanne

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Portrait of a Hillary delegate with Jerry Springer 😍

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Speech rehearsal with @lenadunham and @sallykohn ! #dnc2016

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Dunham and Ferrera weren't the only stars who showed to support Clinton.

Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, and Elizabeth Banks were also in attendance at the DNC. See more in the video below.

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