During a commencement speech at Wellesley College today, Hillary Clinton compared President Donald Trump to Richard Nixon, suggesting that he has obstructed justice and will be impeached.
In her speech, Clinton recalled what life was like back in 1969 when she delivered the Wellesley College commencement speech the first time. She laid out a situation that applied to life back then but which she also was clearly suggesting applies to today as well.
“We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice,” Clinton said.
This comment caused the audience at Wellesley to erupt in applause.
Clinton went on to say, though, that she and the rest of her classmates survived this tumultuous period during Richard Nixon’s presidency, implying that her supporters will be able to survive Donald Trump.
Later, Clinton mocked Trump for lying about the size of the crowd at his inauguration, and she also mocked Kellyanne Conway for her use of the phrase “alternative facts.”
“Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds,” Clinton said.
On the topic of President Donald Trump’s recent budget proposal, Clinton said that this is a “trillion dollar mathematical lie,” “a con,” and “an attack of unimaginable cruelty.”
Clinton urged Wellesley graduates to stand up for what they believe, no matter what anyone tells them.
“In the years to come, there will be trolls galore, online and in person,” she said. “They may even call you a nasty woman.”
She also urged them to take the intense feelings they are having right now and channel them into productive actions.
“Don’t be afraid of your ambition, your dreams, and even your anger,” she said.
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