Hillary Clinton Comes Out Of Hiding
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Comes Out Of Hiding
Hillary Clinton may have gone missing following her surprise loss in the 2016 presidential election. However, on Tuesday, she returned to the spotlight with a vengeance and took aim at Donald Trump and his keystone cop-like antics.
“There is no place I’d rather be than here with you … other than the White House,” Hillary Clinton joked while speaking at a diversity conference in San Francisco that was hosted by the Professional Business Women of California. “Obviously the outcome of the election wasn’t the one I hoped for, worked for, but I will never stop speaking out for common sense benefits that will allow moms and dads to stay on the job,” she added.
Aside from a chance spotting by a hiker in the woods near her New York home or her appearance at the Trump inauguration alongside former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton has mostly laid low since the November election. However, all of that changed in her keynote address, as the former Democratic presidential nominee seized the opportunity to light into Donald Trump and his Grand Old Party.
She called the Republican attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) “a disastrous bill,” adding that Donald Trump was “met with a wave of resistance” that’s just getting started.
“People who had never been active in politics told their stories at town hall meetings.” Mrs. Clinton said. “They were people who had something to say and were determined to be heard.”
“Really? Take away maternity care? Who do these people talk to?”
– Hillary Clinton
Mrs. Clinton criticized the US for still not having a national paid family leave policy and challenged the private sector to do more to help.
“You’re the people who figured out how to fit computers in the palms of our hands,” she said. “You have the power.”
“Advancing the rights and opportunities of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century,” she said while noting that women’s representation in Washington is “the lowest it’s been in a generation.”
Still, despite her differences with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton urged Americans not to grow tired or become discouraged.
“Where some see a dark vision of carnage, I see a light shining on creativity and opportunity,” she said, referencing the inaugural address.
However, her message was clear: “Resist, insist, persist, enlist.”
Mrs. Clinton encouraged the country to “resist actions that go against our values as Americans,” insist on “putting people first,” “persist” like Sen. Elizabeth Warren did when she was prevented from reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King about Sen. Jeff Sessions, and “enlist” others by running for office or opening a business.
“I’ll be right there with you every step of the way,” she added.
Could it be possible that we haven’t seen the last of Hillary Clinton?