Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bill Clinton Speaks at the College of New Jersey (5/13/16)



NJ.com:
Former President Bill Clinton never mentioned Donald Trump's name as he stood on stage Friday at The College of New Jersey.

But he did utter the campaign slogan of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — to make a point.

Clinton recounted for the crowd a conversation he had with disappointed voters who booed him during a recent appearance in West Virginia's "coal county."

"I said, 'If you believe things should be made as they once were — which is essentially, "Make America Great Again" — remember this: It wasn't so great for a lot of people the way things once were,'" Clinton said.

Appearing at his second New Jersey rally of the day to stump for his wife, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, the nation's 42nd president called for the crowd of 1,500 to embrace the future, largely by embracing diversity.

"America is so much less sexist, racist, homophobic, and bigoted than it used to be," Bill Clinton told the audience at the school's Packer Hall gymnasium.

"But there is still sexism, racism, homophobes, and bigots. The one thing that's gotten worse is: We can't stand to be around anybody that disagree with us. And that's dangerous."
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At one point, Clinton pointed to the audience, which was largely made up of students of various ethnicities and races.

"Look at this crowd," said the former president. "It is a rebuke to all the people who are afraid of diversity. You can't run away from the future. You've got to put everybody on the conveyor belt to it."

"When you have children your age, what do you want the world to look like?" Clinton asked. "Do you want a room like this in this college here 20 years from now to be even more diverse than you are?"

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