This Fourth of July, many Americans are having trouble finding something to celebrate. With more than 130,000 Americans dead from a pandemic, more than 11 percent of the country out of work, and racial tensions and civil unrest at its highest peak since the 1960s, celebrating the country doesn’t seem all that appropriate.
On Twitter, former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wished everyone a happy 4th…in 2021. Acknowledging that people are not in a celebratory mood, Clinton reminded us all that the only remedy for the most immediate ills of the country is available at the ballot boxes in November.
With a president who ignores Russian bounties on the heads of U.S. soldiers, sides with the Russian president over his own military intelligence, puts American lives at risk to stroke his own ego, and actively works to make racial tensions worse by tweeting videos of his supporters chanting “white power,” it’s difficult to find much pride in our country.
What is most important to remember is that the current president doesn’t have to remain the president, and that the woman who should have been president isn’t because people don’t exercise their constitutional right to vote. The only way to get our country back on the right track for everyone, but especially on the right track for kids in cages and trans soldiers and the elderly and the military, is to get out and cast a ballot in November and send Trump packing.
While there were plenty of crazed Trump fans in the comments on her post, Secretary Clinton also had a wave of support. Read some of their comments below:
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