Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has called for a more positive and inclusive America following her wins in seven states Super Tuesday (video below).
The former Secretary of State has been blasting GOP front-runner Donald Trump for being a divisive and negative candidate.
On Feb. 29, Clinton told supporters in Massachusetts that the Republican primary was defined by “scapegoating" and “finger-pointing,” according to the Washington Post.
“The mean-spiritedness, the hateful rhetoric, the insults — that’s not who we are,” Clinton said. “It really undermines our fabric as a nation.”
On March 1, following her strong showing among southern states, Clinton took to the stage in Florida to challenge Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America great again,” People Magazine reports.
“America never stopped being great,” Clinton said. “We have to make America whole. We have to fill in what has been hollowed out. We have to make strong the broken places, restitch the bonds of trust and respect across our country.”
She then proceeded to pitch herself as a candidate of optimism and unity.
“It might be unusual… for a presidential candidate to say this… I believe what we need in America today is more love and kindness,” Clinton said, her supporters cheering.
“Instead of building walls, we’re going to break down barriers and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment so every American can live up to his or her full potential because then — and only then — can American live up to its full potential.”
During his own Super Tuesday victory speech, Trump responded to Clinton’s criticism, Huffington Post reports.
“She wants to make America ‘whole’ again, and I’m trying to figure out what [that is] all about,” Trump said. “‘Make America great again’ is going to be much better than making America ‘whole’ again.”
The business mogul indicated that he is already looking past his Republican rivals and is setting his sights on the general election, where he expects to compete against Clinton.
“Once we get all of this finished, I’m going to go after one person, and that’s Hillary Clinton,” Trump declared.