Clinton: Don’t Give Into Negativity, Go Watch Michelle Obama’s Speech

AP

Visiting a San Francisco, California campaign office on Thursday soon after Michelle Obama delivered a powerful speech on the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to give it a watch as a break from the “negativity” in the news cycle.

“Once again, she not only made a compelling and strong case about the stakes in the election but about who we are as Americans,” Clinton said, referring to the first lady. “And we cannot let this pessimism, this dark and divisive and dangerous vision of America take hold in anybody’s heart. We have to keep lifting up this campaign.”

“I want to give you something to vote for, not just against,” she continued. “I want to give you an agenda that will move us forward into the future.”

The first lady rallied Clinton supporters at a Manchester, New Hampshire with a vocal denunciation of Donald Trump’s recently leaked comments bragging about using his celebrity status to grope women without their consent.

Without once mentioning his name, Obama held forth on the “shocking” and “demeaning” comments that the Republican nominee has made about women throughout this election cycle.

“I know it’s a campaign, but this isn’t about politics,” Obama told the crowd. “It’s about basic human decency. It’s about right and wrong. We cannot endure this or expose our children to this for any longer. Not for another minute, let alone four years.”

Clinton told her fans to watch the speech as an antidote to the “negativity” pushed by Trump’s campaign. She struck a similar note at a campaign event in Colorado on Wednesday, saying that negativity was all Trump and his team “have left.”

“We’re not going to let him get away with it,” she told a crowd in Pueblo.

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