Hillary Clinton Is Launching A Political Group That Will Fund The Resistance Against Trump — REPORT
On Thursday afternoon, shortly after the successful American Health Care Act vote in the House, Politico reported that Hillary Clinton is launching a political group "as early as next week." This group will fund organizations that are working on anti-Trump resistance, according to Politico. The group is to be named Onward Together, the outlet claims — a throwback to Stronger Together, the slogan for Clinton's doomed 2016 campaign.
Clinton has reportedly spent the last several weeks working quietly to gather donors and board members for the group. Presumably, the launch of Onward Together will dovetail with the launch of her next book, which is expected this fall and will be comprised of personal essays, including one about her election loss.
Following her concession speech back in November, Clinton kept a low profile for several months, and was only really seen in the woods by passing hikers. She returned to the spotlight this past spring, and has made increasingly critical statements of President Trump over the last few weeks. "If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president," she said this week. On Trump, she added, "He should worry less about the election and me winning the popular vote and more about other things."
She also confirmed that she had join the "resistance," which saw its most high-profile moment in January during the Women's March, in which millions across the world stood up for women's rights. "I'm back to being a private citizen, and part of the resistance," she said. With the statement, Clinton confirmed that she would be part of the movement to "resist" President Trump and his policies.
Clinton is currently speaking with potential donors to Onward Together, and Politico reports that she has been working alongside Dennis Cheng — who played a role in both her campaign and the Clinton Foundation — to do so.
Since her loss in November, rumors have flown about Clinton's post-election plans, including that she intended to retire from politics altogether and also that she planned to run for New York mayor. The news of her book deal with Simon & Schuster was the first concrete indication of her forthcoming plans; news of the formation of this group is the second.