In a speech this summer Donald Trump pointed out that Hillary Clinton wants her supporters to declare “I’m with Her.” But he doesn’t want us to be with him. Instead, Donald Trump said that he is with us, the American people.
That’s not just semantics. It is a significant distinction between the two candidates.
Hillary’s entire campaign has been predicated on the notion that we must make history and elect the first woman President. We must rally behind Hillary. Hillary is what matters.
Not the United States of America or the American people.
“I’m with Her” by its design makes this election about Hillary Clinton not the country.
In contrast, Donald Trump has made this election about us. Putting America first. Getting Americans back to work. Keeping Americans safe.
You notice that when Hillary goes on the attack, she doesn’t limit her attacks to Donald Trump.
She attacks us — the American people.
We belong in a basket of deplorables because we are irredeemable and not American.
Hillary attacks the American people.
More specifically, Hillary attacks anybody who is not “with her.” Because if you’re not with Hillary, you aren’t worthy of being an American.
Because this election is about her. Not you.
When his supporters were attacked, Donald Trump not only reprimanded Hillary for attacking ordinary Americans, he sided with us, the American people. And he embraced the term Deplorable in a show of solidarity with us, the American people.
It was a powerful moment of solidarity between Donald Trump and the people.
So why am I bringing this up now?
Well, I’m sure you recall in last week’s debate, after enduring ninety minutes of Hillary spitting out memorized insults and attacks, Donald Trump finally gave voice to the very thing most of us were thinking at home.
“Such a nasty woman.”
Donald Trump did not say, “Half of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are nasty women.”
He said of Hillary, “Such a nasty woman.”
But what are Hillary’s supporters doing today?
They are taking upon themselves an insult lobbed at their Candidate and embracing it.
To show that they’re with her.
When Dear Leader Hillary is insulted, they must take the insult upon themselves.
See what I mean? That’s a significant distinction between Trump and Hillary.
More importantly, it reveals a fundamental difference between Donald Trump’s relationship with voters and Hillary’s.
Hillary demands you be with her.
So if she’s called a “nasty woman,” you must embrace that insult as a way to show that you are with her.
Hell, they’re even selling T-shirts with “Nasty Woman” on them.
Katy Perry campaigned for Hillary on Saturday wearing not just the “Nasty Woman” T-shirt, but an “I’m with Her” button.
Boy, talk about a picture being worth a thousand words.
Naturally. If you are with Hillary, you must play human shield and take upon yourself the insults lobbed at her.
Do you see the difference?
Hillary Clinton loves to claim that Donald Trump is in this election for himself. It is about him.
Talk about projection.
If Hillary Clinton were in this election for the American people, would she have chosen such a self-serving slogan as “I’m with Her?”
The fact that Hillary’s supporters feel the need to embrace something Trump said specifically about Hillary is revealing to say the least.
When Hillary attacked the American people as being deplorable and irredeemable, by his actions Trump made it clear that if you insult the American people, he will stand with them in solidarity.
When Donald Trump called Hillary “such a nasty woman,” Hillary expects her supporters to stand with her.
See what I’m saying?
Trump comes to the defense of the American people. Hillary expects the American people to come to her defense.
This “nasty woman” thing also seems to have a bit of a “Us too!” vibe to it, doesn’t it?
After Hillary attacked Trump’s supporters, it became a rallying cry. We embraced it. We celebrated it. It brought us together — united us. It gave us common cause.
I’m sure that made Clinton and her supporters all manner of envious. We took her attack and made it our own. It strengthened us and deepened our bond.
And there are the Clinton supporters feeling like they too needed something to bring them together in solidarity.
But since Donald Trump doesn’t attack Hillary’s supporters, they have to rally around a specific insult made directly about Hillary.
Sadly, her supporters are too tone deaf to realize that it just doesn’t have the same kind of resonance.
And the distinction is significant.
What does it say about someone running for president that she expects her supporters to rally around her when she is insulted? While at the same time she thinks nothing of insulting those Americans who do not rally around her?
Tell me. Is that a sign of someone who wishes to serve?
Or is it a sign of someone who wants to be served?
Is that a sign of someone who wants to put Americans first?
Or is it a sign of someone who puts herself first?
Donald Trump has proven time and again that he is with us, the American people.
This “nasty woman” kerfuffle is yet another example of how Hillary Clinton expects Americans to be with her.
To me this is a great big red flag on what kind of President she would be.
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