Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, delivered the commencement speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College, on Friday, May 26. Her speech contained strongly-worded criticism of the Trump administration’s proposed budget as well as some indirect jabs at President Trump. Following is a transcript of the video.
We didn’t trust government, authority figures, or, really, anyone over 30.
In large part thanks to years of heavy casualties and dishonest official statements about Vietnam and deep differences over civil rights and poverty here at home. We were asking urgent questions about whether women, people of colour, religious minorities, immigrants, would ever be treated with dignity and respect. And, by the way, 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 — 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
as our society changed laws and opened the circle of opportunity and rights wider and wider for more Americans.
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