When former President Bill Clinton announced his presidential campaign in 1991, he made a lot of promises, including a now-familiar phrase echoed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“I believe that we can make America great again, and with your help, your heart, your devotion and your efforts, we can build a community of hope that will inspire the world,” he said, as supporters cheered,” according to a CSPAN clip spotted by writer Kevin Rennie.
Clinton also used the phrase to respond to an attack from George H.W. Bush in 1992.
“I want to attack these problems and make America great again,” he said in a clip unearthed by political strategist Chuck Thies in November.