June 13, 2019
Hillary Clinton warned her audience of the rise of fascism in America during an alumnae event held at Wellesley College.
The former presidential candidate joined former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, both alumnae of the school, on campus for a reunion event at the all-women’s college, according to The Hill. The two were interviewed on stage by Wellesley president Paula A. Johnson. During the interview, Clinton alluded to President Donald Trump as a proponent of a fascist America.
“I think Madeline [Albright]’s book is really well-named: “Fascism: A Warning,” Clinton said. “And the idea that ‘oh, it can’t happen here’ is just old-fashioned, my friends.”
“The demagoguery, the appeal to the crowd, the very clever use of symbols, the intimidation, verbal and physical,” she listed, “this is a classic pattern. There is nothing new about it, it’s just different means of messages being delivered.”
Clinton mentioned fascist dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and, although she never explicitly used Trump’s name, she referenced him quite frequently during her speech and repeated a few accusations against him, including Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction of justice.
“I think with the rapidity with which information can be conveyed today because of the internet, it is an even more dangerous set of circumstances…” Clinton said, seemingly comparing Trump’s America to Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy.
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“There is nothing normal about undermining the rule of law. There is nothing normal about attacking the press. There is nothing normal about trying to undermine another branch of government. There’s nothing normal about trying to use the legal system to go after your political enemies,” Clinton, who lost the presidential election to Trump in 2016, said. “There is nothing normal about any of that.”
FULL EVENT (relevant portion begins around 1:09:50):
This article was posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:47 am