Clinton: Trump budget a con

"Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds", she said alluding to but not naming Trump, who falsely accused the media last January of misrepresenting the size of his inauguration crowds.

"If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president", Clinton said earlier this month, referring to Comey sending a letter to Congress informing them of potential new evidence in the bureau's investigation of her.

"Clinton's commencement speech came more than six months after her defeat to Trump". Women, especially those who graduate from Wellesley, must stand up for their beliefs and "charge" through doors in life to open them, Clinton said.

'There were still very deep, raw feelings about gender that had not been resolved, ' she said.

Clinton was referencing the ongoing FBI investigation into alleged ties between members of Trump's campaign and Russians that attempted to hack the USA presidential election, reports the CNN.

Wellesley College president Paula Johnson noted in her introduction of Clinton that the famous alum nearly broke the "highest, hardest glass ceiling".

"You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason".

Clinton implicitly compared Trump to Richard Nixon, saying that she and her classmates were "furious" 48 years ago about the election "of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice". Then, that bad speech of his - I myself couldn't bear to watch - that Clinton had to witness firsthand. Schadenfreude - "cut her down to size", "too big for her own britches" - I get all that, ' she said.

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won a rousing response during her during Commencement speech at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, U.S., May 26, 2017.

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.

Rebecca Traister's story interviewed numerous people from Clinton's orbit, including speechwriter Dan Schwerin, who said Sanders and Trump were better able to reflect voter anger because they were men.

"The challenge now is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible", she said.

Those off-the-cuff comments, inserted into the middle of her prepared speech, made Clinton both a hero among some on campus and also drew her scorn.

'(History) will judge whoever's in Congress now as to how they respond to what was an attack on our country, ' she told New York Magazine.

"You didn't create these circumstances, but you have the power to change them".

Amanpour had asked Clinton about why she thought she had lost the election. And figure out how we communicate with people who feel what we've been talking about, who know there's something much bigger than me and my campaign. "So go forth, be great, but first, graduate".

  • Leroy Wright