Clinton Launches ‘Republicans Against Trump’ Website and Campaign
Fresh off substantial wins in the New Jersey and California primaries, Hillary Clinton is making her pitch to Republicans, launching the website republicansagainsttrump.org as she looks ahead to the general election.
The website promises free stickers and has a pledge to oppose Donald Trump in the general election.
The pledge reads:
“Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. He does not represent my beliefs as a Republican and, more importantly, my values as an American. He does not speak for me and I will not vote for him.”
In small print at the bottom of the website it reads “Paid for by Hillary for America.”
Part of Clinton’s strategy in the last few weeks is to draw the stark contrasts between herself and the Republican presumptive nominee, and attacking Trump has been a central theme of the campaign strategy.
“He wants to win by stoking fear and rubbing salt in wounds and reminding us daily just how great he is,” she mocked Trump in the Brooklyn speech celebrating her clinched nomination.
“We are better than this. We won’t let this happen in America.”
Clinton has be wary of wooing Republicans during the primary season for fear of retaliation from the supporters of Bernie Sanders and the coalition that’s opposed her from the left side of the party.
As for Sanders, Clinton is also reaching out to his camp in the hopes of unifying the Democratic candidacy, especially with his influence on young people. The pitch has the same core message: oppose Trump.
“I look to forward to talking with him personally because I think his campaign has been a really dynamic and exciting experience for the millions of Americans, particularly young people that supported him,” she said.
“And I want them to know that I’m going to be working on a lot of the same issues that Senator Sanders and I spoke about, that we both care about, and that we have so much more in common than we do with the presumptive Republican nominee.”
Clinton isn’t the only candidate who’s reaching out to the Sanders supporters. Donald Trump, following his victories on June 7, said to the disgruntled Sanders backers “we welcome you with open arms.”
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, an outspoken supporter of Trump, spoke favorably of Hillary Clinton’s speech:
“Let me first say that I thought Hillary Clinton’s speech last night was very effective,” Gingrich said via Facebook live.
“No conservative, no Republican should assume that she’s gonna be a pushover.”