I wanted to write a quick note to thank you from the bottom of my heart. When we launched this campaign 17 months ago, I knew how difficult the road would be. But no matter how tough things have gotten, you’ve stood by my side.
“Hillary is tough. And when she gets knocked down, she doesn’t complain. She doesn’t whine. She doesn’t cry foul. No. She gets right back up and she comes back stronger for the people who need her the most. And here’s what I also know is true. Hillary is one of the few people on this entire planet, and clearly the only person in this race, who has any idea what this job actually entails, who has seen the job from every angle, the staggering stakes, the brutal hours, the overwhelming stresses. And yet she is still willing to do this for us because she believes that she has an obligation to use her talents to help as many people as possible. Isn’t that what we try to teach our young people? That’s why she’s running. See, now, that’s dedication. That’s what love of country really looks like.” —First Lady Michelle Obama
We’ve dealt with a lot of hatred and divisiveness. But like my friend Michelle Obama says, when they go low, we go high. In the face of bigotry and anger, you’ve stayed committed to our promise to fill this world with more love and kindness. America is great because Americans are good. Think of the proud moments we’ve shared in the past 17 months: couples embracing outside the Supreme Court after winning the right to get married, new citizens raising their hands at their swearing-in ceremonies, little girls on their fathers’ shoulders waving to me at rallies, telling me that when they grow up, they’re going to run for president.
We’re still working toward that more perfect union our founders imagined, that civil rights heroes bled and died for, that our brave veterans protected, and that you have said you want to fight for by being a part of this campaign. In some states, we’re already taking that fight to the ballot box. Two days ago, I was lucky enough to visit an early voting location in Iowa to watch a very special supporter cast her vote: Her name is Ruline, and she is 103 years old. When I met her last February, she told me that though she was born well before women won the right to vote, she was really looking forward to electing our first woman president. I promised I’d do my best not to let her down.
In the final five weeks of this campaign, I’m going to fight my heart out for the values that define our country and humanity, for our families and our future.
Today and every day, I am so grateful that you’re with me in this fight. We truly are stronger together — and together, we’re going to make history.
“There it is. This bombshell report reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal income taxes whatsoever. In one year, Donald Trump lost nearly a billion dollars. A billion. He stiffed small businesses, laid off workers, and walked away from hardworking communities. And how did it work out for him? He apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades—while tens of millions of working families paid theirs. He calls that ‘smart.’ Now that the gig is up, why doesn’t he go ahead and release his returns to show us all how ‘smart’ he really is?” —Campaign manager Robby Mook