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Two-time failed Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton brought shamelessness to a new level, sobbing as she read what would have been her 2016 presidential victory speech had she not lost to then-GOP nominee Donald Trump.
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.
Needless to say, Clinton’s sobbing drew lots of mocking condemnation online.
“This is just pathetic,” conservative commentator Benny Johnson noted.
“DELUSIONAL: Hillary Clinton recites in near tears the ‘WOULD HAVE BEEN presidential victory speech she would have made if she had won the 2016 presidential election as part of her new ‘master class,'” Drew Henderson added.
“Still not over it? Hillary Clinton SOBS as she reads her 2016 victory speech that never was,” a DailyMail.com tweet containing the story noted.
Others joined in as well.
“This is really sad and pathetic. Why do this.”
“Seems like media is prepping the public to have us see her as some victim—maybe an indictment or something disturbing to come out of the Maxwell trial?”
“I am seriously in love with her fake emotional pause. This woman is such a phoney [sic].”
DELUSIONAL: Hillary Clinton recites in near tears the “WOULD HAVE BEEN” presidential victory speech she would have made if she had won the 2016 presidential election as part of her new “master class” pic.twitter.com/9sJRcr7Wsk
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) December 8, 2021
Hillary read her “Would have been Victory Speech” on TV
This is just pathetic pic.twitter.com/ZSMPjA4VV8
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2021
Still not over it? Hillary Clinton SOBS as she reads her 2016 victory speech that never was https://t.co/gqqJF38dSb
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 8, 2021
This is really sad and pathetic. Why do this.
— Kerry Troup (@kerryktroup) December 8, 2021
— Michael (@WWFRAWISWAR) December 8, 2021
Seems like media is prepping the public to have us see her as some victim—maybe an indictment or something disturbing to come out of the Maxwell trial?
— TENNESSEE 🍊🇺🇸 (@Tenn1796) December 8, 2021
I am seriously in love with her fake emotional pause.
This woman is such a phoney
— MICHELLE (@Ummmmichelle) December 8, 2021
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.’