Hillary said it first.

A line from President Donald Trump’s speech on border security on Monday was quickly turned into a graphic by the Republican Party.

“We’re only getting stronger together,” Trump said at an event in El Paso.


Whether this was planned or put together on the fly is unclear, but the Republican National Committee began promoting the phrase via social media during the event, as if it were an important theme for the White House and its party.


The trouble, of course, is that “Stronger Together” was Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan. It was the name of her book; it was a phrase she incorporated into public appearances; it was the phrase that appeared on her campaign podiums. And now, evidently, it’s been appropriated by her former rival, who remains preoccupied with the former Democratic candidate, and who’s always shown great interest in pitting people against one another, not bringing people together.