Clinton Strategist: ‘Trump Is Not Aligned with the Values that Made America Great’

‘You can’t make America great again by not doing the thing that made America great in the first place’

BLITZER: “I know you’re upbeat as far as that is concerned. She took a swipe at Donald Trump in her victory speech last night. Let’s listen to this.” 
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CLINTON: “Our commander-in-chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it….When we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up 12 million, immigrants, banning all Muslims from entering the United States — (Booing) — when he embraces torture, that doesn’t make him strong, it makes him wrong.” (Cheering)
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BLITZER: “So is she working under the assumption now, Joel, that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee and she’s going to focus her attention on him?”
BENENSON: “I think it’s important to remember, Wolf, that, if you go back, Hillary Clinton was the first person to denounce Donald Trump when he said he was going to ban all Muslims. That was long before he won any delegates, long before the Republican Party was wrestling with what it means to have him as a front-runner there. What she did yesterday was bring together some of the things she’s called out on the stump repeatedly. It wasn’t just yesterday. She has said in the last few weeks, you can’t make America great again by, you know, not doing the things that made America great in the first place. That kind of language and what she called out yesterday shows that Donald Trump really is not aligned with the values that made America great in the first place. We have been and inclusive strong country because we embrace our diversity, not because we turn our backs on it or use it to divide Americans. I think that message is — is very an important one for candidates for president who are in the race against Mr. Trump to keep making.”

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