Speaking to students at Wellesley College, Massachusetts, where she also delivered the student commencement address 48 years ago, the defeated Democratic presidential nominee did not hold back in slamming her Trump.
Without mentioning his name once, Clinton painted the President as a liar who had proposed a budget of “unimaginable cruelty.”
During her speech on Friday afternoon, she joked about the #Pizzagate controversy and Mr. Trump’s comment that she was a “nasty woman.”
“You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason,” Clinton told the audience.
“Just log on to social media for 10 seconds; it will hit you right in the face.”
“People denying science; concocting elaborate, hurtful conspiracy theories about child abuse rings operating out of pizza parlors; drumming up rampant fears about undocumented immigrants Muslims, minorities, the poor; turning neighbor against neighbor and sowing division at a time when we desperately need unity.”
Clinton compared Trump’s imperiled presidency to that of Richard Nixon‘s.
“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.
Clinton went on to take other thinly veiled digs at Trump, saying that “when people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society.”
“That is not hyperbole — it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done,” she added. “They attempt to control reality. Not just our laws and our rights and our budgets, but our thoughts and beliefs.”