Hillary Clinton isn’t even playing anymore. On Friday when giving the speech at Wellesley College’s graduation, the former First Lady said in no uncertain terms that she believes Donald Trump’s presidency will end with his impeachment.
“You may have heard that things didn’t exactly go as planned, but you know what? I’m doing okay,” Clinton said. “I’ve gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren. Long walks in the woods. Organizing my closets, right? I won’t lie — Chardonnay helped a little. Here’s what helped most of all: remembering who I am, where I come from and what I believe. This college gave me so much. It launched me on a life of service and provided friends that I still treasure.”
Clinton compared speaking to graduates today to addressing students at the same school in 1969, but it was clear she was making a point about the orange buffoon temporarily occupying the Oval Office:
We questioned if women, people of color and immigrants would ever be treated with respect. We were also furious about the past presidential election, of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace because of impeachment and obstruction.”
Clinton, of course, brought up the fact that Nixon fired “the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice” — something Trump just did with James Comey after the former FBI director requested additional resources for the investigation into what both Nixon and Trump would call FAKE NEWS.
“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,” she warned the graduating class. “That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done.”
“You are graduating at a time where there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason,” she said, adding that the Trump administration is “even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds.”
But Clinton said that there is hope. “We got through that tumultuous time,” she said. “We revved up the engine of imagination and innovation. We turned back the ride of intolerance and embraced inclusion.”
Watch Clinton speak below:
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