Ever since Donald Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee the Hillary Clinton campaign has been highlighting conservative criticism of Trump, which is strange considering Clinton said the enemy she is most proud of having are Republicans.
Clinton has sent out 15 emails with titles such as “Risky, Divisive & Unpredictable: Republicans Continue to Reject A Potential Trump Presidency” since May 4. One of the emails says: “Donald Trump has for years proven himself to be a loose cannon whose hateful language and dangerous policies will do serious harm to working families and put America’s security at risk, and Republicans are continuing to acknowledge that a President Trump would be too big a risk.” (RELATED: Meet The Clinton Republicans)
These emails have featured articles from publications such as The Weekly Standard, an unthinkable publication to be featured in a Clinton campaign release not too long ago. Her campaign in fact maintains a list of conservative activists, journalists, and elected officials who stand against Trump.
“I invite a lot of Republicans and independents who I’ve been seeing on the campaign trail, who’ve been reaching out to me, I invite them to join with Democrats,” Clinton said recently. “Let’s get off the red or the blue team. Let’s get on the American team.”
This is a departure from her previous rhetoric. When asked in an October debate, “which enemy that you made during your political career are you most proud of?” Hillary responded, “probably the Republicans.”
On top of this, she is still facing primary competition from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders has been able to keep winning states riding a wive of progressive enthusiasm. His supporters have also not been willing to easily unite behind Clinton, as they booed her supporter Sen. [crscore]Barbara Boxer[/crscore] at the Nevada state convention over the weekend.