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Hillary Clinton’s website lets users compare her achievements with Trump’s blunders


By Kyle O'Brien | Creative Works Editor

October 13, 2016 | 4 min read

Hillary Clinton likes letting the facts speak for her, especially when it comes to distancing herself from her political opponent. So, it’s fitting that the Clinton campaign has made a new tool on its website to show the differences between her past and Donald Trump’s.



Hillary for America, a grassroots campaign of over 2 million donors committed to electing Clinton, helped fund the “Way Back When” tool, which picks random dates in the candidate’s history and shows what she was doing compared to Trump at the same time.

How it works: when a random shuffle button is pushed on the site, it lands on a date and has a side-by-side comparison of the candidates. Since it’s from the Clinton campaign, it’s obviously favorable to Clinton while pointing out the low points of Trump’s life. For instance, a shuffle to 1997 landed on a picture of First Lady Clinton speaking to a panel with this caption:

“As First Lady, Hillary works across the aisle to help pass the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which expands health care to children from low income families and today provides health care to more than 8 million kids.”

To the right of her picture and fact is one of Donald Trump, seemingly during a TV interview, with this unflattering caption:

“Trump, who had repeatedly dodged military service, compares his sexual exploits to serving in the Vietnam War—calling it his “personal Vietnam.”

Shuffle as many times as you like and you’ll find out different facts, from the ’60s through today. Some are more lighthearted than others, as the one pointing out Trump’s “firing” of Stephen Baldwin and Gene Simmons on the first season of Celebrity Apprentice, while others cut deeper, pointing out the Justice Department’s suing of the Trumps for housing discrimination in New York in 1973.

The site makes it easy for people to share the information they learn, adding Facebook and Twitter share buttons, and adding another button that leads to making donations to the campaign.

No word whether Trump’s campaign is planning something similar, but chances are, probably not.

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