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Hillary Clinton trolled for sharing 2016 election victory speech: 'Quit crying'

Clinton, 74, revealed for the first time what she was prepared to tell the country had she defeated Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton became emotional and welled up reading the speech (@timjhogan/Twitter)
Hillary Clinton became emotional and welled up reading the speech (@timjhogan/Twitter)

Hillary Clinton recently shared an excerpt of her planned November 2016 White House victory speech. Clinton, 74, revealed for the first time what she was prepared to tell the country had she defeated Donald Trump. Five years ago, she had lost the 2016 presidential election. 

Clinton became emotional and her eyes welled up reading the speech. "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," Clinton said on NBC's Today on Wednesday, December 8. 


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“Our values endure, our democracy stands strong and our motto remains: E pluribus unum. Out of many, one,” the former first lady said. “We will not be defined only by our differences. We will not be an ‘us versus them’ country. The American dream is big enough for everyone.” "“Fundamentally, this election challenged us to decide what it means to be an American in the 21st century,” Clinton continued. “And by reaching for a unity, decency, and what President Lincoln called ‘the better angels of our nature,’ we met that challenge.”


The former secretary of state touched upon various aspects but stayed firm on the unity theme. She also opened up about the significance of becoming the first female president in US history. “Today with your children on your shoulders, your neighbors at your side, friends old and new standing as one, you renewed your democracy,” Clinton said. “And because of the honor you have given me, you have changed its face forever.”

At one point, Clinton became emotional as she recalled her mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, who died in 2011. Clinton said she wished her mother was alive and could share the joy of her victory. “I think about my mother every day,” Clinton said, choking. "“Sometimes I think about her on that train. I wish I could walk down the aisle.”

Clinton dreamed of sharing what would have been a historic win with her mother. She imagined sharing with her that she grew up to become the first female president of the United States. "I am sure of this as anything I have ever known: America is the greatest country in the world,” Clinton concluded. “And from tonight going forward, together, we will make America even greater than it has ever been for each and every one of us. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.” 

'The most pathetic thing'

Social media, however, trolled Clinton for her speech, which is "the most pathetic thing" they have ever seen. ".@HillaryClinton
gave her aborted “acceptance speech” today. I worked for her in the White House. She attempted to cover her husband’s infedelity, deleted thousands of emails, left Americans to die in Libya, and funded the fake Russian dossier to overthrow Trump. That’s Hillary," one user wrote. "Cringeworthy... but also hilarious," another user said.




"Hillary Clinton got emotional as she was reading part of her victory speech she wanted to deliver in 2016 if she had won the presidency. Boohoo cry me a river," one user wrote, with a 'laugh' emoji. "Hillary Clinton on her new masterclass giving the acceptance speech she would’ve given if she was elected President in 2016 and crying. For me all I can do is sigh in relief and laugh at her," another user wrote. "Hey @HillaryClinton
that’s over 5 years ago. Grow up and quit crying like a baby!" one user said.