Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton read her 2016 would-be victory address while visibly upset and crying on video.
The speech was prepared in anticipation of defeating Donald Trump and assuming the presidency. It never happened, as we all well aware.
Trump upended the dishonest Clintons and blocked her from gaining power in beautiful way. Hillary reads her acceptance speech and sobs in a new clip for NBC’s Masterclass as she laments what Trump happened to her.
The goal of NBC’s program is to feature notables from various fields.
She acknowledges not even having drafted a surrender speech.
Clinton explains, “In this lesson, I’m going to face one of my most public defeats head-on by sharing with you the speech I had hoped to deliver if I had won the 2016 election. I’ve never shared this with anybody. I’ve never read this out loud.”
“But it helps to encapsulate who I am, what I believe in, and what my hopes were for the kind of country that I want for my grandchildren, and that I want for the world, that I believe in, that is America at its best.”
“My fellow Americans, today you sent a message to the whole world,’ she begins, sharing what she would have read to the world. ‘Our values endure. Our democracy stands strong. And our motto remains: e pluribus unum. Out of many, one.”
“We will not be an us versus them country. The American dream is big enough for everyone. Through a long, hard campaign, we were challenged to choose between two very different visions for America. How we grow together, how we live together, and how we face a world full of peril and promise together.”
“I’ve met little boys and girls who didn’t understand why a woman has never been president before. Now they know, and the world knows, that in America, every boy and every girl can grow up to be whatever they dream — even president of the United States.”
Thankfully, Trump went on to win the election, so we never had to see Hillary give this speech.