March 6, 2019
President Trump’s campaign promise to “take back the country we love,” once deemed racist by Democratic sympathizers, is now finding its way back into mainstream acceptance as Democrats hope to win the White House in 2020.
Hillary Clinton, Trump’s 2016 Democratic presidential opponent, used the phrase over the weekend when speaking in Selma, Ala., to mark the 54th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
“Let us celebrate this 54th anniversary, but let us not mistake what our mission must be,” Clinton said. “I know that if we, if we do our part, we can take back this country and put it back on the path that was begun and forged here in Selma 54 years ago.”
Clinton said this week she won’t run again in 2020, but other Democrats who are running are also making use of the phrase. Before she declared in January that she was running for the White House, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., conveyed her plan to turn the rhetoric into reality at the 2017 California Democrats State Convention.
“Democrats, we know we have a long road and many fights ahead. It may get harder before it gets easier. But I’ll tell you how we take our country back. It starts with you,” the former California attorney general said, according to her prepared remarks.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:33 am