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New York Times reports:
“Trump,” she said at a rally here on Saturday, “keeps saying things like, ‘Well, you know, uh, I didn’t really mean it. It was all part of my reality TV show.’”
“Well, you know what?” she added. “If we buy that, shame on us. Because he’s already showed us what he believes and he’s already said what he wants to do, and he wants to go after every one of the rights we have.”
In a commanding position in the Democratic race, Mrs. Clinton focused on making a case against Mr. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas when she spoke to voters who gathered here in a high school gymnasium.
Criticizing Mr. Trump over foreign policy, she brought up his call to temporarily bar Muslims from entering the country as well as his views on NATO and nuclear proliferation.
“Loose cannons tend to misfire,” she said, “and what we have with him is the loosest of all cannons.”Clinton’s campaign has reinforced this message with a new ad -”Extreme Makeover”:
Back to the primary, the Associated Press looks at the delegate math:
CLINTON'S PATH: BOLSTER HER BIG LEAD
If Clinton were to win four or five states Tuesday, as preference polling suggests, she will extend her pledged delegate lead to about 300.
The most likely scenario: big hauls in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and modest gains in Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
At that point, she would need to win just 35 percent or so of the remaining delegates from primaries and caucuses to maintain her lead in pledged delegates. In actuality, she's been winning 55 percent so far.
More significantly, doing well on Tuesday would likely cement her support among superdelegates. Clinton now holds a 513-38 advantage among those party officials. An additional 163 superdelegates have yet to commit, but many have told the AP that they ultimately will support the candidate who wins the most delegates in the primaries and caucuses.
Never before have superdelegates lifted a candidate to the Democratic nomination when he or she trailed in pledged delegates.
When superdelegates are included, Clinton's lead after an average performance on Tuesday would require Sanders to start winning far more than the three of every four delegates he needs now just to catch up.
Do a little better than that, and Clinton can reasonably expect to clinch the nomination by June 7 — before the first votes are even counted in California.Meanwhile, as news outlets begin to talk about Clinton’s potential VP pick, the campaign is smacking down the speculation:
Keep this rule of campaigns in mind: anyone who is talking doesn't know & anyone who knows isn't talking. https://t.co/n0tvwTW8kR— Jennifer Palmieri (@jmpalmieri) April 23, 2016
Clinton thinks Britain should stay in the European Union.
The Guardian reports:
In a statement to the Observer, her senior policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, said: “Hillary Clinton believes that transatlantic cooperation is essential, and that cooperation is strongest when Europe is united. She has always valued a strong United Kingdom in a strong EU. And she values a strong British voice in the EU.” Sources close to the former secretary of state’s campaign said she stood fully behind Obama’s opposition to Brexit, which the president said on Friday would not only undermine the international institutions, including the EU, that had bound nations closer together since 1945, but would also mean the UK being at “the back of the queue” when negotiating new trade deals.Clinton is now playing Prince on the campaign trail.
The Hill reports:
The Democratic presidential candidate walked out to Prince’s iconic song “Let’s Go Crazy” at a campaign rally Friday in Dunmore, Pennsylvania.
Clinton said Thursday she was “stunned” to learn of Prince’s death.
“You think of him as being almost eternal,” she told Philadelphia radio station WDAS-FM. “I mean, he was a bigger-than-life personality. He was not only a songwriter and a singer but literally a one-man band. He was such a great showman. I just was so, so sad.”
“I just want everybody to spend some time reflecting on this American original,” she added. “He was so extraordinary.”The historic nature of Clinton’s potential presidency should not be overlooked.
The Guardian reports:
To announce you’re excited about Hillary Clinton is an oddly subversive act, and to suggest others ought to feel the same, even more so.
But following a decisive victory in New York and with her path to the presidency ever-more surefooted, the possibility of the first female president is sinking in. And whatever your feelings about Clinton as the vessel for this achievement, it’s an extraordinary one.
Even those who can’t appreciate the symbolism of the first woman president, can surely appreciate the political victories of a candidate who’s spent her life fighting for women’s rights. And Clinton has, from leading on developments of the Paycheck Fairness Act to carving out a name for herself around paid family leave, and from working at the Children’s Defense Fund early in her career to speaking up for abortion access and minority rights on the campaign trail.
More, her lived experience means she sees the world differently than her white male counterparts and when it comes to sexism, she sees more. She has a visceral understanding of discrimination, an understanding that’s colored by her experience as someone who’s endured it herself, in politics and in media and in life, for decades and at times to an excruciating degree. Frankly, it’s a miracle she still wants to run for public office.
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