President-elect Donald Trump crushed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the general election. The Clinton loss was a shock to nearly the entire world, as no polling data showed Trump was even remotely competitive. After Clinton was vanquished she disappeared from public life for several weeks, but she has recently emerged from the shadows where she had been licking her wounds. During a brief speech Clinton shared her vision for the United States.
Clinton began by describing why the United States is the world’s leader:
Diplomacy is one of the greatest forces for peace and prosperity and progress the world has ever known. Democracy, freedom and the rule of law are under attack around the world. A rising tide of authoritarian and illiberalism threatens that foundation of the post WWII global era that American diplomats have built and defending since Marshall and Acheson.
The former Secretary of State is still stinging from her loss to Trump, and since the campaign is over she has toned down her rhetoric. However, Clinton still subtly spoke of Trump:
We should remember that the world looks to America as the indispensable nation not just because of the size of our military or the strength of our economy, it looks to us because America stands for universal values and aspirations and if we stay true to those values, like the best of the men and women whose leadership and services will be commemorated here, then our country will weather every storm on the horizon.
Now that Clinton is back in the public light let’s hope she will join the resistance against Trump and his Fascist tyranny.