The contrast between who the United States actually has in the White House and who it could have had became abundantly clear yet again this Monday. Early Monday morning, former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared a post in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which she used as an opportunity to point to the importance of remembering to guard freedom in the United States. She didn’t even have to mention President Donald Trump by name for the message to feel relevant to his administration — whether it’s women, immigrants, Muslims, or another group, Trump has rolled back freedom in concrete ways while in office, all in service of political expedience.
Alongside an image of Martin Luther King Jr.’s late wife Coretta Scott King, Clinton shared:
‘”Freedom is never really won. You earn it and win it in every generation.” —Coretta Scott King’
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2020
Trump had not posted anything on Monday honoring the occasion when Clinton made her own statement.
Since Clinton left formal public office following her 2016 defeat, she’s been among those sounding an alarm about Trump, like she did during the presidential campaign. She’s supported the impeachment proceedings against him and insisted that he’s completely out of place in the White House and knows it.
There will soon be another opportunity to win that freedom for those concerned about the rollbacks of immigrant rights and similar developments under the Trump administration. Donald’s up for re-election this November, and it’s not looking good for him — most polls measuring hypothetical general election match-ups have all leading Democratic presidential primary candidates beating him. At this point, it’s a matter of building that Democratic support and then casting the votes.
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