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Hillary: ‘A Lot of Americans’ Haven’t Recovered From Recession, Bill ‘Great Democratic President,’ ‘Victory Is In Sight’


Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “the race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight” before stating that “a lot of Americans haven’t yet recovered” from the Great Recession and saying her husband was a “great Democratic president” during a speech in New York City after winning New York’s Democratic primary on Tuesday.

Hillary said, “We all know too many people who are still hurting. I see it everywhere I go. The Great Recession wiped out jobs, homes, and savings, and a lot of Americans haven’t yet recovered. But I still believe, with all my heart, that, as another great Democratic president once said, ‘There’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be cured by what’s right with America.'”

Earlier in the speech, Hillary stated, “[T]o all the people who supported [Democratic presidential candidate] Senator [Bernie] Sanders (I-VT), I believe there is much more that unites us than divides us. You know, we started this race not far from here on Roosevelt Island, pledging to build on the progressive tradition that’s done so much for America, from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama, and tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the Democratic nomination is in the home stretch, and victory is in sight.”

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