• Hillary is "Heartless"? Think Again, Trump

    The NRA recently endorsed Trump. Surprise, surprise. Trump was endorsed by the organization single-handedly responsible for putting guns in the hands of those who should not have them. In the speech he gave to the NRA, he called Hillary “heartless.” Oooookay, Trump. Let’s take a look at how incredibly wrong and off base this statement is.

    Hillary studied to be a lawyer at Yale Law School. She easily could have taken a high-paying job at a fancy law firm right after law school but instead she chose to work for the Children’s Defense Fund as an attorney for children’s health and welfare, focused especially on helping provide quality education to children with disabilities. After moving to Arkansas, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, one of the state’s first child advocacy groups. When Hillary was first lady, she successfully helped 8 MILLION children get health care coverage. From the beginning, it’s clear to see that Hillary has been completely dedicated to improving the lives of children everywhere. So, we’re off to a good start.

    Hillary has also fought her entire life on behalf of women. She has advocated tirelessly for equal pay for women, child care, and paid maternity leave. She’s been endorsed by Planned Parenthood, a super amazing and critical organization for women that provides hard-to-get health care (including abortions) all over the US. Hillary summed up her commitment to women and blew everyone’s minds when she stood onstage at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and powerfully stated that “Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.”

    Let’s also not forget the work she has done to protect the black community against institutional racism, her declaration that “gay rights are human rights,” her work to protect the DREAMer immigrant population, and countless other undertakings she has made to help the less fortunate. Donald Trump called Hillary “heartless” because of her tough stance on gun control. Riiiiiiiight. Hillary trying to save innocent lives, prevent school shootings, and protect vulnerable children, makes her heartless? No way. The fact that the NRA never has and never will endorse Hillary makes her all the more awesome—and the opposite of heartless.

    The point is, Hillary has been an upstander throughout her entire life for children, women and underdogs in general. She is so obviously the opposite of heartless that Donald Trump’s statement is mind-boggling, even for him. This isn’t the first time Trump has everything backwards. No doubt it won’t be the last time either, but we’ll keep trying to set the record straight. 

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