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Hillary Clinton starts crying reading her 2016 election victory speech

18:05, 10 December 2021
Hillary Clinton starts crying reading her 2016 election victory speech

Former US Secretary of State and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton could not hold back her tears as she read a speech prepared in case of winning the 2016 Presidential election, NBC published the recording.

“My fellow Americans, today you have sent a message to the whole world...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,” she said.

Clinton said that she didn’t show her speech to anyone, but now she decided to do it so that people could better understand who she is, what she believes in, and what she wants for her descendants and the whole world.

“This is a victory for all Americans, men, and women, boys, and girls because as our country has proven once again when there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit,” Clinton was supposed to declare in case of victory.

Clinton burst into tears when talking about her mother, Dorothy Rodham, who grew up in poverty and was abandoned by her parents at the age of eight. She died in 2011being 92-years-old.

In her speech, the politician admitted that she thinks about her mother every day and "would like to tell her that her daughter will grow up and become the president of the United States.”

In 2016, Clinton was considered the undisputed favorite in the presidential elections, but Donald Trump won unexpectedly. In a speech that Clinton eventually had to deliver, she expressed her hope that Trump would be "the President of the whole country."

Clinton also apologized for not winning the election and stressed that Americans must defend the rule of law and the equality of all before it.