After Big Win, Hillary Clinton Reaches Out to ‘Never Trump’ Republicans

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated a big victory on Tuesday, pivoting to a general election theme by tackling Donald Trump.

But she also reached out to the increasingly “thoughtful” but gloomy portion of the Republican party that has vowed never to vote for Trump.

“If you are a Democrat, an Independent or a thoughtful Republican, you know their approach is not going to build an America where we increase opportunity or decrease inequality,” she said.

Clinton criticized Trump for rhetoric that has upset some Republicans, such as his comments on abortion, deporting immigrants, and discriminating against Muslim-Americans.

She also proudly played the “woman card” as she spoke to a throng of supporters in Pennsylvania, playing to Republicans who were upset about his comments about women.

“Now the other day Mr. Trump accused me of playing the, quote, ‘woman card,’” she said, as the crowd booed. “Well if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman’s card, then deal me in!”

The crowd of supporters went wild, chanting her name with enthusiasm.

Clinton won four of the five states that held primaries tonight; Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, but lost Rhode Island to her opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders.