It’s the news we’ve been biting our nails for months over, Hillary Clinton has just claimed victory in the the US Presidential Democratic primary.
In a historic moment for women the world over, at her rally in New York City today, the 68-year-old claimed victory after securing the delegate votes to win the nomination.
“This is a milestone, the first woman in history that will be elected President,” Clinton said to the crowd of thousands.
You can watch Hillary talk about being a feminist below. Post continues after video.
“Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and he’s not just trying to build a wall between and Mexico. When he says let’s make am great again – that’s code for: let’s take America backwards. Back to a time where opportunity and dignity was reserved for some – not all. We want to write the next chapter in American greatness with a 21st century prosperity that lifts everyone who has been left out and left behind.”
“When Donald Trump says a distinguished judge born in Indiana can’t do his job because of his Mexican heritage or he mocks a reporter for his disabilities or calls women pigs, it goes against everything we stand for. We want an America where everyone is treated with respect where their work is valued.”
“We believe we should lift each other up not tear each other down.”
To be great, we can’t be small – we have to be as big as the values that define America and we are, a big hearted, fair-minded country.
Yesterday we reported, according to a delegate count conducted after Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary, Clinton now had the number of elected and super delegates required to secure her party’s nomination.
California, New Jersey and four other states, held their primaries today, and it was announced Clinton would be the presumptive nominee this morning.
Thank you - just by clicking on this and other content on Mamamia, you are helping to fund education for some of the world’s most disadvantaged girls.
Together with our commercial clients and charity partner Room to Read, Mamamia's goal is to be funding 1,000 girls in school each and every day, by June 2020.
Learn more here about our ongoing mission to make the world a better place for women and girls.