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Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State and two-time presidential candidate, did not waste any time in becoming engaged in the 2024 presidential election.
On "Sunday Today," the former senator and first lady discussed what she feels would happen if Donald Trump were re-elected.
"Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton forecasts that former President Donald Trump will run for President again in 2024, with disastrous ramifications for the country if he wins," anchor Andrea Mitchell stated.
“If I were a betting person right now, I’d say Trump is going to run again. But I want people to understand that this is a make-or-break point,” Clinton responded.
“Are we going to give in to all these lies and this disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to stand up to it?” she said.
How would a man running for president and then getting the votes to be elected undermine the rule of law and our institutions?
She said that she did not have a concession speech planned in 2016 when Trump defeated her for president when she was an odds on favorite to win.
But she did have a victory speech planned because she, like the majority of those who make predictions and those in the media, thought she would win.
“Even though we had a lot of bumps those last 10 days, I still thought we could pull it out so I worked on a speech that really was about my journey and had a real emphasis on my mother’s life and journey as a way of making it clear that, yes, I would be the first woman president, but I like everybody stood on the shoulders and lived the lives and experiences of those who came before us,” she said.
The former Democratic nominee choked up as she talked about her mother, Dorothy Rodham, who died in 2011. Clinton has said her mother had a difficult childhood.
“I dream of going up to her and sitting down next to her, taking her in my arms and saying, ‘Look at me. Listen to me. You will survive. You will have a good family of your own, and three children,'” Clinton said on Wednesday’s “Today” show, her voice cracking.
“And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the president of the United States,” she sobbed.
Clinton has never gotten over her loss to Trump; she has regularly clung to the disproven narrative that the election was “stolen” from her by Russian operatives working with the Trump campaign.
She has also blamed fired FBI Director James Comey, even though he decided to let her off the hook for what he said were notable legal violations in mishandling classified emails.
The Daily Mail adds more of what Clinton said:
‘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,’ Clinton says in the video before launching into 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, 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 defined only by our differences,’ Clinton continues in the speech. ‘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.’
‘Fundamentally, this election challenged us to decide what it means to be an American in the 21st century. And for reaching for a unity, decency, and what President Lincoln called ‘the better angels of our nature.’ We met that challenge.’