Clintons Used ‘Make America Great Again’ In Past Campaigns

Kerry Picket Political Reporter
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Bill and Hillary Clinton both used Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” when they both previously ran for the White House.

The Clintons regularly mock Trump for branding his campaign with the phrase, Inside Sources first noted.

“I said, ‘If you believe things should be made as they once were — which is essentially, “Make America Great Again” — remember this: It wasn’t so great for a lot of people the way things once were,'” Bill Clinton told a campaign crowd for his wife in New Jersey last month.

However, President Clinton said in a 1992 political ad after a barrage of political attacks from his opponents, he wanted to take on the nation’s real problems—jobs, education and health care — and “make America great again.”

Bill Clinton said the phrase again in the fall of 1992 during remarks before 400 business leaders and repeated it in Georgia days later.

He told his Georgia supporters, “And now you are being called upon, every one of you, to secure a better future for your children and your grandchildren and to make America great again economically, educationally and socially.”

At an October 1992 rally in Missouri he told a crowd, “Join with us. I ask for your prayers, your help, your hand and your heart. Together we can make America great again and build a community of hope that will inspire the world. I still believe that. Work with me for 32 days and we’ll take our country back.”

President Clinton even said “Make America great again” in a radio ad for his wife during her first run for the presidency. Hillary herself used the phrase in a 2007 New York Times op-ed.

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