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Hillary Clinton Opens Her South Carolina Victory Speech With a Swipe at Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton turned to the general election Saturday night in her South Carolina victory speech with a jab at GOP front-runner Donald Trump, saying:

We don’t need to make America great again. America never stopped being great. But we do need to make America whole again. Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show by everything we are in this together.

The speech also paid tribute to Flint, Michigan, and “five extraordinary women who crisscrossed this state with me and for me.”


Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, shot and killed in Florida just for walking down the street. Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, shot and killed by someone who thought he was playing his music too loud in his car. Maria Hamilton, mother of Donte, shot and killed by police in Milwaukee. Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, choked to death after being stopped for selling loose cigarettes on the street. And Geneva Reed, mother of Sandra Bland who died in police custody in Texas. They all lost children, which is almost unimaginable. Yet they have not been broken or embittered. Instead, they have channeled their sorrow into a strategy and their mourning into a movement.

Clinton won South Carolina by a huge margin, with exit polling showing her winning black voters by 68 percent.

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