Hillary in the house!
Hillary Clinton was the commencement speaker for the graduating class of her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday.
The former Secretary of State spoke eloquently, of course, and even took a few jabs at Donald Trump. She questioned his leadership methods, specifically targeting his lack of faith in actual facts and scientific knowledge.
“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society. That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. … They attempt to control reality.”
“Just log onto social media for ten seconds and it will hit you right in the face. People denying science, concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors. Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes. Like the size of crowds.”
LOLz! A direct hit! Inauguration crowd size still weighs heavily on Trumpelstilskin’s mind, as we all know.
The 69-year-old also called out Trump’s new budget proposal, calling it “an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us — the youngest, the oldest, the poorest, and hard working people who need a little help to gain or hang on to a decent, middle-class life.”
One of the best moments came when she referred to her loss, joking:
“You may have heard that things didn’t go exactly as I planned. But you know what, I’m doing O.K.”
She explained how she had been spending a lot of contemplative time to herself, spending time with family, and walking in the woods, ending with the quip:
“I won’t lie, chardonnay helped a little too.”
The former presidential candidate further galvanized the young women listening with a call to action:
“You didn’t create these circumstances but you have the power to change them.”
Watch part of her speech (below), with her referring to President Richard Nixon but pretty much trolling Trump!
— Millennial Democrats (@Millennial_Dems) May 26, 2017
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