Hillary Clinton’s Stunning Indictment of Donald Trump at Wellesley Commencement (VIDEO)

Tell her to shut up, and this woman tells you to go f**k yourself (and takes a few shots at Donald Trump, for good measure).

Back at Wellesley College nearly 50 years after giving her storied student graduation speech.
Photo courtesy of NBC News.

Nearly 50 years after giving the storied, revolutionary student graduation speech at Wellesley College in 1969, Hillary Clinton returned to her alma mater on Friday to once again address graduates at their commencement, this time as the first female major-party nominee for President of the United States and the winner of the nation’s popular vote.

In the hotly anticipated remarks, Clinton offered a fiery indictment of the status quo and of her formal rival, Donald Trump, comparing him to Richard Nixon and proving yet again that she is as fiery and inspirational at 69 as she was at 21.

The speech was poignant, personal, at times funny, and deeply evocative. She spoke with ease and wisdom about the current state of politics, about the misinformation campaign, online troll phenomenon, and the great need for unity and for resistance.

Her most fiery comments came for Donald Trump. This organization has made a point to not refuse using the title “president” preceding his name in any official correspondence or writing. Comparing the graduates of today with her graduating class during the Nixon era, Clinton said, “and by the way, we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace and impeachment for obstruction of justice. After firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice. But here’s what I want you to know: we got through that tumultuous time. And once again we began to thrive again.”

Her full remarks are below:

The speech was poignant in its own right because of how her detractors seemingly succeeded in recent years in their goal of branding her an establishment shill, owned by corporate entities and corrupt. The reality is that Hillary Clinton has been a firebrand and a revolutionary since she was just a kid. It’s amazing that some hold such contrary views of this woman, the first student speaker at Wellesley College, who at just 21 years old had the guts to call out and rebut a sitting Senator in her graduation speech. This is a woman who was courageous enough to vie to become the first female president, and succeeded in becoming the first major-party nominee for president (and subsequently WIN the country’s popular vote).

Hillary Clinton IS the revolution. We just haven’t been paying attention.

Even down to her courage in facing the crowds at Trump’s inauguration, or of giving the commencement address as a private citizen, when it should have been a presidential address of a trail-blazing first American president, Hillary Clinton consistently displays valor and gravitas that is rare in American politics.

If you want a dose of Hillary’s monumental 1969 Wellesley College commencement speech, check out the following clip:

And just for fun:

 

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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