POLITICO HILLARY CLINTON, the former secretary of state, will take the reins of social media at her campaign and will use her platform to promote her agenda and take down Donald Trump, a newly minted president-elect who has been under fire for the way he has handled his campaign and the way in which his transition team is handling the transition, according to a senior adviser to the campaign.
“We will be using the platform of the @HillaryClinton campaign to take down Trump and advance progressive policies and vision for the future,” said the adviser, who requested anonymity to speak candidly about the transition and said the campaign is planning to launch an ad campaign to promote the former first lady.
The former first daughter, a fierce advocate for women’s rights and equality, will be the first woman to run a major U.S. political campaign, and her team has begun a social media campaign on behalf of her candidacy.
The campaign said in a statement that Clinton is planning on launching a series of digital initiatives over the next few months to promote Hillary Clinton’s agenda, including on Twitter and Facebook.
The transition team said the ad campaign will begin in earnest next week and will focus on “breaking down barriers, creating jobs, and advancing progressive policies that help all Americans, regardless of their economic circumstances, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.”
In an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week,” Clinton said she is taking the transition to task on several fronts.
“I want to take on Trump.
I want to fight for women,” she said.
“And I want everyone to understand, I want the whole world to see what the future looks like.”
The transition said Clinton’s campaign has also been in contact with “a number of tech companies,” including Twitter and Google, and has made an investment in the company’s “Lean In” project, which is designed to empower more women in STEM careers.
“She’s also a strong advocate for equal pay for women and for fair wages for women, she said, adding that the campaign will “focus on issues like women’s health and reproductive rights and fighting for a new era of equal opportunity.
The new ads will be produced by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has already hired a national political director. “
This is a great opportunity to build momentum on her progressive agenda and to help her win the White House,” the transition said.
The new ads will be produced by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which has already hired a national political director.
Clinton has been criticized by Sanders for her use of a private email server while secretary of State and for her response to the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in July, which left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition.
She was the first Democratic candidate to declare her candidacy after the shooting and has faced criticism for her responses to the attack.
“When you look at her record and her values, you have to look at the fact that she wants to take America forward and make sure that we are taking the country forward,” Sanders told ABC News on Sunday.
“But you have got to also look at how she is being a surrogate for Donald Trump in his fight to win the election, and you have a lot of questions about her temperament.”
Clinton, who was the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, is the first female presidential candidate in history to seek the White, as well as the first to run for office in the first half of the 20th century.
Clinton will become the first major-party candidate to officially announce her candidacy in the White Senate, the first Democrat since Richard Nixon in 1972.
Her campaign said the goal is to run as a progressive and build on her record as a strong champion for women.
“If she wins, it will be historic,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I don’t think anybody has ever had a woman president.
I don’t know of any one.
So to have a woman in the Oval Office and also a woman who is a progressive leader is going to be a real accomplishment for this country.”
Mook pointed out that Clinton, a former senator from New York, has been critical of Trump during the campaign, arguing he has not been “fair” to African Americans.
“He has been unfairly accused of being racist, and he has made it very clear he’s not,” Mook told “Fox Sunday.”
Clinton’s aides say the campaign has already raised nearly $1 million and plans to spend the next three months putting the finishing touches on the ad program.
“It’s the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, and the campaign’s goal is not to be in the middle of it, it’s to get the ball rolling to start building the next