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“Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone. The first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee.”
Hillary Clinton made history yesterday when she became the first woman to be the presumptive presidential nominee.
Clinton claimed her spot in history after winning the California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota primaries. In a victory speech during a rally in Brooklyn, she said, “Tonight’s victory is not about one person, it belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”
Clinton urged Bernie Sanders supporters to join her in the fight to win the White House, making it clear that whatever differences there were among Democratic voters was nothing compared to their differences with Trump.
President Obama called both candidates to congratulate them on their campaigns, praising Clinton for her historic win and Bernie for energizing America’s commitment to various issues. Sanders has vowed to stay in the race through the Washington, D.C. primary and plans to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Speaking of presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, Clinton said, “Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president. ‘Make America Great Again’ is code for ‘Let’s Take America Backwards.’” Clinton added that Trump wished to divide the country, while she believed unity and cooperation were better than conflict. Still, Clinton acknowledged that there are other barriers to push through, adding, “This campaign is about making sure there are no ceilings, no limits on anyone. This is our moment to come together.”
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