Hillary Clinton is the Democratic presidential nominee, as of Tuesday, June 14, 2016, when the Democratic debate officially came to an end. With her win in the District of Columbia primary, her negotiations with rival Bernie Sanders have begun. As reported by “The Wall Street Journal,” it is said that Clinton wants Sanders to back her for president and enact his email lists, in hopes that his supporters will unite behind Clinton. In doing so, she hopes to unite the Democratic party, leaving them in a great position to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the general elections.
As of June 14, 2016, the primary results in Washington that made Clinton the official nominee with a 79 percent to 21 percent win over Sanders. The superdelegates, along with the pledged votes amounted to 2,784 votes, and the added anticipation that Clinton would be the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee. She also leads over Trump in the recent polls and is said to be up by more than 4 points.
It is said that Sanders is not yet endorsing Clinton because he is wanting Clinton, as well as the Democratic forerunners, to be in agreeance concerning his liberal policy goals and the electoral changes he started while on his campaign trail.
According to “The Wall Street Journal,” both Clinton and Sanders met up at a hotel that was near the White House while the votes were being counted. The discussion was said to have been a positive one, in which they both agreed to the unifying of the Democratic Party and bring more people into the political process. They also spoke about Trump and his threat to the U.S. being dangerous in nature.
Clinton’s advisers view her paths as many as she moves closer to the final trek to the White House. Whereas Trump’s single path to his destination, by gaining white working class voters, people who have not attended college, and non-voters – is referred to as the Rust Belt theory. The Rust Belt takes place in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio, and it has been stated by the Democratic Party that it is the only thing that Trump has. They also call Trump an “organization-lite” candidate, who is driven by a message. Clinton allies report that it is a strategy that comes with great risk when targeting people who generally do not vote.
Recently, President Obama outwardly blasted Trump, on June 14, 2016, labeling Trump’s ideas as un-American. Obama, in a press release from ABC World News, which took place after the Orlando terror attack, made a blanket statement about Muslims and Trump’s idea to ban a whole religion from entering a country that was founded on basic freedoms, including freedom of religion. In the release from ABC World News, Trump stated that President Obama should resign because he would not say, “radical Islamic terrorism,” in regards to the Orlando terrorist attack.
Obama struck back saying there are not any magical words when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism, and Americans are aware of who the enemy is. After Trump’s attack on Obama, polls showed Clinton in the lead at 49 percent to Trump’s 37 percent.
As reported by “Politico,” Clinton knows her weakness among the white working class and of those, men in particular. She is hoping to slice into Trump’s overall numbers among white voters by gaining the appeal of white people who have college degrees.
By Tracy Blake
Edited by Jeanette Smith
Politico: Hillary Clinton’s path to victory
The Wall Street Journal: Democratic Presidential Race Ends With Hillary Clinton’s Victory in Washington, D.C.
ABC World News: Trump Trails Clinton in Head-to-Head Poll
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