As spring creeps forward (minus the hiccups from Mother Nature), Hillary Clinton is coming out of her self-imposed hibernation and well deserved rest.
After she lost to our current ‘President’ Donald Trump in the most shocking political upset in our history, she retired to the quiet of her home and the solitude of the woods. In occasional tweets, she has taken some occasional jabs at Trump. Now however, the AP reported she’s come out in her first post-election speech swinging.
‘A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country’s Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.’
Clinton was giving her speech in San Francisco to a sold-out crowd of businesswomen, and her top criticism was the underrepresentation of women in the current administration. She called it “the lowest in a generation.” She did it with some grace, however. She never mentioned Donald Trump by name.
She specifically mentioned the fact that there were no women invited to discuss healthcare regarding maternity coverage and birth control.
‘Well, a provocative opinion in the New York Times this week argues that it may not be an oversight at all, but an intentional signal – “Don’t worry. The men are in charge of every thing.”‘
Trump wasn’t the only one she subtly referred to. She also let his Press Secretary Sean Spicer have it for his ridiculous and unhinged press briefing where he told a black female reporter to stop shaking her head.
‘Too many women have had a lifetime of practice taking this kind of indignity in stride. I mean, it’s not like I didn’t know all the nasty things they were saying about me. I thought some of them were kind of creative. But you just have to keep going.’
She also called the death of Trumpcare a victory. Additionally, she added the Trump administration policies were just bad policies that would not be good for America.
‘These are bad policies that will hurt people and take our country in the wrong direction.’
She had some strong words, that honestly sounds like a great 2020 presidential campaign slogan, for the women, and really, Americans across the nation:
‘Resist, insist, persist, enlist.’
She mentioned that her life at this point was not what she had imagined; however, she knew what she was still fighting for:
‘So sure, the last few months haven’t been exactly what I envisioned although I do know what I’m still fighting for. I am fighting for a fairer, big hearted, inclusive America.
Many may blame Clinton for the ascension of Trump to the presidency but no matter how you feel about that, her message is an important reminder that we must keep moving forward. Keep truckin’ folks.
You can see her comments below:
Featured image via screenshot from YouTube.