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Clinton also discusses the victory speech that she was never able to deliver in November 2016, when Trump stunned the world with his shock election win.
And she said there would be dire consequences for the country if Trump won again, in excerpts released by the ‘Today’ show on Friday.
‘If I were a betting person right now, I’d say Trump is going to run again,’ she said.
‘But I want people to understand that this is a make-or-break point.’
For his part, Trump has danced around the issue. Although he has hinted he wants to run, aides believe he will not announce any decision until after next year’s midterms.
Voters would have a clear choice, said Clinton, if he did decide to run.
‘Are we going to give in to all these lies and this disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to stand up to it?’ she asked.
Hillary Clinton said she believes Donald Trump will run again in 2024, in an interview with the ‘Today’ show, creating a ‘make-or-break point for the nation
‘Are we going to give in to all these lies and this disinformation and this organized effort to undermine our rule of law and our institutions, or are we going to stand up to it?’ she asked NBC’s Willie Geist in an interview that will be shown on Sunday
Trump has teased a 2024 run repeatedly even as he obsesses over defeat in the last one. Aides say he likely will not make any announcement until after next year’s midterm elections
The interview ties in with NBC’s new Masterclass streaming platform, which features lessons from ‘luminaries from all walks of life.’
Clinton revisits her 2016 defeat in ‘The Power of Resilience,’ in which she grows emotional talking about her late mother as she reads the speech she hoped to deliver if she won.
In the interview with Willie Geist, she confirmed that she did not write a concession speech.
‘Even though we had a lot of bumps those last 10 days, I still thought we could pull it out so I worked on a speech that really was about my journey and had a real emphasis on my mother’s life and journey as a way of making it clear that, yes, I would be the first woman president, but I like everybody stood on the shoulders and lived the lives and experiences of those who came before us,’ she told him.
The former secretary of state, senator and first lady used her would-be victory speech to set out what it meant to be the first woman president.
‘I’ve met women who were born before women had the right to vote. They’ve been waiting a hundred years for tonight,’ she said.
‘I’ve met little boys and girls who didn’t understand why a woman has never been president before. Now they know, and the world knows, that in America, every boy and every girl can grow up to be whatever they dream — even president of the United States.’
The former Democratic nominee became tearful 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 into 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.
‘”And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the president of the United States.”
In the end, she had to make a concession speech after Trump pulled off an upset in 2016
Clinton then detailed the version of America she believed she would have ushered in.
‘An America where women are respected and immigrants are welcomed. Where veterans are honored, parents are supported, and workers are paid fairly. An America where we believe in science, where we look beyond people’s disabilities and see their possibilities, where marriage is a right and discrimination is wrong. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love.’
In the waning days ahead of the 2016 election, it often seemed as if Clinton was unable to shake old scandals.
For many of the critical months of her campaign, she was under an active investigation by the FBI for potential mishandling of classified information.
Her husband’s foundation was revealed to have accepted seven-figure donations from foreign monarchs. News outlets chronicled a series of relationships between foundation donors who then sought or got meetings, face time, or invitations.
And her cozy speeches to financial institutions were labeled unseemly by Democratic challengers and worse by Republicans.
Then, during the final weeks of the campaign when most voters are paying the most attention, FBI Director James Comey dropped a bombshell – that the bureau was taking another look at Clinton’s emails.
Hillary Clinton shares the victory speech she would have given in 2016
My fellow Americans, today you sent a message to the whole 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. 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.
Today with your children on your shoulders, your neighbors at your side, friends old and new standing as one, you renewed our democracy. And because of the honor you have given me, you have changed its face forever. I’ve met women who were born before women had the right to vote. They’ve been waiting a hundred years for tonight.
I’ve met little boys and girls who didn’t understand why a woman has never been president before. Now they know, and the world knows, that in America, every boy and every girl can grow up to be whatever they dream — even president of the United States.
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.
If you dig deep enough through all the mud of politics, eventually you hit something hard and true. A foundation of fundamental values that unite us as Americans. You proved that today.
In a country divided by race and religion, class and culture, and often paralyzing partisanship, a broad coalition of Americans embraced a shared vision of a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America.
An America where women are respected and immigrants are welcomed. Where veterans are honored, parents are supported, and workers are paid fairly. An America where we believe in science, where we look beyond people’s disabilities and see their possibilities, where marriage is a right and discrimination is wrong. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love.
An America where everyone counts and everyone has a place. A place and a purpose. Because we all have a role to play in our great American story. And yes, that absolutely includes everyone who voted for other candidates or who didn’t vote at all.
This summer, a writer asked me if I could go anywhere back in time and tell anyone in history about this milestone, who would it be? And the answer was easy. My mother, Dorothy.
“You may have heard me talk about her difficult childhood. She was abandoned by her parents when she was just 8 years old. They put her on a train to California where she was mistreated by her grandparents and ended up out on her own, working as a housemaid.
Yet she still found a way to offer me the boundless love and support she never received herself. She taught me the words of our Methodist faith: ‘Do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can for as long as ever you can.’
I think about my mother every day. Sometimes I think about her on that train. I wish I could walk down the aisle.
I wish I could walk down the aisle and find the little wooden seats where she sat, holding tight to her even younger sister. alone. Terrified. She doesn’t yet know how much she will suffer.
She doesn’t yet know she will find the strength to escape that suffering. That is still a long way off. The whole future is still unknown as she stares out at the vast country moving past her.
I dream of going up to her, and sitting down next to her, taking her into 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. And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the president of the United States.’
I am sure of this as anything I have ever known: America is the greatest country in the world. And from tonight going forward, together, we will make America even greater than it has ever been, for each and every one of us. Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless America.