Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered up some very public introspection during a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday night — an event that featured President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Clinton’s husband, former president Bill Clinton.
“We have to bridge the divides in our country,” Clinton told the audience, before proclaiming: “I regret deeply how angry the tone of the campaign became.”
A woman in the audience quickly responded by shouting, “Not your fault,” to which Clinton began to nod and smile, as the audience erupted in applause.
Clinton then added, “And, by the way, did any of you see those debates? Well, I stood next to Donald Trump for four and a half hours proving conclusively, I have the stamina to be president and commander in chief!”
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At another point during the event she also said America’s “core values are being tested in this election,” Bloomberg reported.
The ever-contentious 2016 campaign concludes on Tuesday, with Americans across the nation turning out to vote for Clinton, Trump, third-party options — or the write-in candidate of their choice. It’s been a long-fought battle, with many citizens undoubtedly looking forward to its impending conclusion.
As Faithwire recently reported, the campaign has been marred with ideological battles galore. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center survey showed that many Americans are having a hard time respecting one another.
The problem is most pronounced among registered voters who support Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with 58 percent saying they have a hard time respecting a person who supports Republican contender Donald Trump; 40 percent said they have no such trouble, according to the Pew Research Center.
Meanwhile, the proportions were essentially flipped among Trump supporters, with 40 percent saying they struggle to muster respect for Clinton supporters; 56 percent said they have no trouble doing so.
Read more about the respect gap here.
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