Hillary Clinton Calls on Graduates to Fight for “Truth and Reason'”
But perhaps the most backhanded comment was when she compared Trump’s current political situation to former President Richard Nixon.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Saturday, May 27, 2017, as they return from Sigonella, Italy. He sacked his attorney general in a move some have compared to Trump’s firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, who was investigating Russian interference in last year’s election and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign. Since Comey’s ouster, the President has been accused of urging Comey to end a probe into his ex-national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
“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”, Clinton said.
“You are graduating at a time when there is a full fledged assault on truth and reason”, she said. “Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes”. Trump interviewed potential candidates and said he was “very close” to deciding on a replacement before he left for the Middle East.
Still, Clinton contends that she would be president today if she hadn’t been faced with a myriad of forces working against her. She also delivered the 1992 commencement speech.
“In the words of Secretary Clinton: Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams”, Nashawati said. “You are valuable. You are and unique”.
She called the budget, which proposes cuts to education and Medicaid, “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”.
When the issue of sexism was brought up by the magazine, Clinton explained how she hoped “the rawness of being a woman competing for the presidency would have dissipated” would have gone away since she was defeated by President Obama eight years earlier.
As she took the opportunity to warn the graduates about the political climate they were entering into, she took another shot.
“When Elizabeth Warren was making those promises while running for Senate, there were scads of stories that she was a bad candidate, she wasn’t inspiring, she wasn’t connecting with people, she wasn’t a natural on the stump”, Traister said.
After the exchange, Clinton and her aides had appeared upbeat.
Her sharp remarks met thunderous applause and cheers from the graduating class. “It was a really painful cry to his hard-core supporters that he wasn’t changing”, she says.
“There will be trolls galore online and in person, they will be eager to tell you you don’t have anything worthwhile to say or contribute”, she said, then added with a smile, “they may even call you a nasty woman”. “Put it in your article”, she says.
Here we are just six months removed from Clinton’s health scares and the President himself, who had claimed to be the “healthiest president ever”, is showing signs of a lack of stamina.
You mean it’s not a strategy for you, I clarify. So you go out and try to be as effective as you can in presenting yourself and demonstrating the qualifications you have for the job, but you’re always walking a line about what will find approval from the general population and what won’t.