April 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton reached out to Bernie Sanders in her Philadelphia speech tonight in an effort to begin to bridge the gap between their two campaigns.

"And I applaud Senator Sanders for challenging us to get unaccountable money out of our politics, and giving greater emphasis to closing the gap of inequality and I know together we will get that done," she promised.

"Whether you support Senator Sanders or you support me, there's much more that unites us than divides us," she added.

CNN's Van Jones, a big Sanders supporter said after her speech that “she reached out to him in a very significant way. She praised him, she celebrated him. Out of her own mouth said the things Sanders supporters say.”

Clinton then outlined those issues where we are united. "We all agree that wages are too low and inequality is too high. That Wall Street can never again be allowed to threaten Main Street. And we should expand Social Security, not cut or privatize it," she thundered.

She also had some strong words for Donald Trump, particularly on his comments that she "plays the woman card."

"Today, Mr. Trump accused me of playing the - quote - woman card," Clinton began.

"If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then DEAL ME IN," she concluded.

Tonight marked a pivot in her campaign rhetoric from the primary to the general election, both in her conciliatory tone toward Bernie Sanders and her combative tone toward Donald Trump.

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