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Hillary Clinton Suggests Trump Will Be Impeached (Video)

| by Sheena Vasani

Some say former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested President Donald Trump will be impeached in a commencement speech to her alma mater on May 26 (video below).

Addressing Wellesley College graduates, Clinton paid reference to former President Richard Nixon's impeachment in language that is easily applicable to the current president, reports CNN.

"We were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice," Clinton said, describing the political climate last time she spoke to the college in 1969.

"Some were even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds," she later added, which some saw as a direct reference to Trump again.

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The lines drew cheers and laughter from the audience, especially when Clinton recalled Nixon's "firing the the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice." To many, that was a clear shot at Trump, who fired FBI director James Comey.

Clinton perhaps more directly referenced the current Trump administration -- in particular, Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" -- as she spoke about authoritarian regimes.

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," she said. "That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done."

"You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason," she added.

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At the same time, of course, Clinton also gave words of advice to graduates, urging them to mobilize and be politically active.

Clinton's speech drew mixed reactions.

"Whether or not President Trump needs to be impeached, Hillary addressing that issue in a public forum just makes her look like a sore loser, a poor sport," said one person on the Daily Mail's Facebook page. "She should have kept her speech to congratulations to the graduates and looking to their futures, not bemoaning her past."

Others, however, found her words inspiring.

"In the words of Secretary Clinton: Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance in the world to pursue your dreams," said Tala Nashawati, a Middle Eastern Studies major and the daughter of two Syrian immigrants. "To add to her wise words, let me say: Never doubt that you are durable. You are valuable. You are and unique."

Sources: CNN, Daily Mail, Daily Mail/Facebook / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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