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Hillary Clinton To Wellesley College Grads: Fight ‘Assaults On Truth’

WELLESLEY (CBS/AP) — Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Donald Trump by name, but she peppered her Wellesley College commencement address with barbs aimed at her rival in last year’s presidential election.

Clinton urged the graduating class at her alma mater Friday to fight against “full-fledged assaults on truth and reason.”

She called the Republican president’s budget proposal “a con” that is “shrouded in a trillion dollar mathematical lie.”

The former Democratic presidential nominee also said she is looking to help train future leaders.

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Hillary Clinton listens during commencement at Wellesley College May 26, 2017. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Clinton amused the crowd as well, talking a bit about her life after the election.

“I’ve gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren. I was going to give the entire commencement speech about them, but was talked out of it. (I’ve taken) long walks in the woods, organizing my closets, right? I won’t lie, Chardonnay helped a little too,” she said.

Clinton this month announced the creation of “Onward Together,” an adaptation of her campaign theme, “Stronger Together.” The group, she tweeted, will “encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office.”

The speech was return engagement for Clinton.

However, Republican National Committee Chairperson Ronna McDaniel says that Clinton doesn’t need to be pointing fingers outward.

“Friday’s speech was a stark reminder why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016,” McDaniel said. “Instead of lashing out with the same partisan talking points, Hillary Clinton would be wise to look inward, talk about why she lost.”

She delivered the student commencement address 48 years ago in 1969, the year she graduated from the all-women’s school.

Clinton also delivered a commencement speech at Wellesley in 1992.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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  1. Peter Toto says:

    Hillary is having a Sr Moment or shes a deceiver and INVENTING HER OWN FACTS ….1st Richard Nixon was never Impeached, he resigned! and Her husband was only the 2nd President to be Impeached, she just continues to lie! and its exactly why she loss! she was untrustworthy! and does not know how to tell the truth! and her life is one huge denial! I call her the QUEEN OF DENIAL…and for you….keep continuing in propping up liars an pushing forward FAKE NEWS built on lies…

  2. Wyck Holland says:

    What irony! Hillary speaking of truth and reason! She doesn’t know what the words mean.

  3. Richard Nixon was NOT Impeached and she and her fugly daughter DID NOT land under Enemy Fire!! She wouldn’t know the TRUTH if it walked through her SOUP! Once a LIAR…ALWAYS a LIAR!!!

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