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Clinton calls for unity after "ugly, divisive rhetoric"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 01:10

''After this campaign with so much ugly divisive rhetoric we're going to need some unity,'' Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received an endorsement on Tuesday (April 19) from North America's Building Trades Unions. Clinton visited the construction workers trade union at their annual gathering in Washington, DC on the same day New York state is holding a pivotal presidential primary nominating contest. "Our next president will also face the test of bringing people together. After this campaign with so much ugly divisive rhetoric we're going to need some unity. Because America doesn't grow by building walls, we grow by breaking down barriers that hold America back so we can all rise together," Clinton said. "If we need inspiration we can look to you. The building trades no something about working hard and rising together, you know that a great iron worker is a great iron worker, a great welder is a great welder, a great electrician is a great electrician, a great laborer is a great laborer, a great engineer is a great engineer and their gender, their race, their religion have nothing to do with it," Clinton told the cheering crowd. Polling places opened in New York, where 256 democratic delegates are for grabs, on Tuesday (April 19). The Democratic front-runner, who represented New York for eight years in the U.S. Senate and whose main home is in a New York City suburb, remains the favorite to win the nomination. If she can pull off a resounding victory, it would put her almost beyond rival Bernie Sanders' reach in delegates pledged to support her.

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Clinton calls for unity after "ugly, divisive rhetoric"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 01:10