Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement speech at her alma mater Wellesley College Friday, during which she compared President Trump to Richard Nixon and claimed that “there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason.”
“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,” Clinton said. “That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done.”
Clinton spoke about her time in college and her mistrust in authority at that time, recalling that she and other students “were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice, after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice.”
Clearly Clinton was drawing a parallel to President Trump’s recent dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, who was conducting an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“Let’s call it what it is, it’s a con. They don’t even try to hide it,” Clinton said about the Trump administration. “They attempt to control reality. Not just our laws and our rights and our budgets, but our thoughts and beliefs.”
Watch the reaction to the speech from Fox News’ “The Five” below.
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