Earlier today, we told you about a hashtag movement that was more like a crawl. Voters trended #GirlIGuessImWithHer after realizing that with Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, a November ballot was going to feature only her or Donald Trump.
I reached out to the Clinton campaign to see how they wanted to respond to the reluctance of the users who got that tag trending. Of course, when I reached out, the now-infamous “Delete your account.” tweet went out, signaling that the Clinton campaign’s social media team is using her presumptive nomination to really play ball. That alone could have been a response to the online backlash in and of itself, but spokesperson Zerlina Maxwell wrote back anyway. Here’s what she said:
We know we need to work hard for every vote, but today we’re incredibly hopeful. People are going to see her continuing to speak out on the progressive issues they care about, and President Obama is a pretty solid co-sign. This isn’t going to be an instantaneous process, but the contrast with Donald Trump is too great to keep progressives from uniting around the agenda we all share.
As more and more Republicans move to distance themselves from Trump, the Clinton campaign is probably onto something with this whole unity thing.
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