Over five years after losing the 2016 presidential election, former senator and first lady Hillary Clinton still gets emotional while talking about it.
In a “Masterclass” video clip shared on Sunday TODAY, Clinton choked back tears while reading her would-be 2016 victory speech.
TODAY on Wednesday shared a “sneak peek” of Clinton’s guest appearance on Willie Geist’s Sunday Sitdown, where she discussed the video.
Clinton is currently featured as an instructor for Masterclass, an online education subscription platform created for students to access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields.
I’m excited to invite you to join my new @Masterclass.
I’ll be teaching the skills I developed throughout my career—the challenges, the triumphs, and all the rest.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 8, 2021
“I didn’t, as you know, write a concession speech because even though we had a lot of bumps in those last ten days, I still thought—you know—we could pull it out,” Clinton told Geist. “So I worked on a speech that was really about my journey and had a real emphasis on my mother’s life and journey in 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 the experiences of those who came before us.”
In the Masterclass clip, Clinton says, while choking back tears: “I dream of going up to her [Clinton’s mother], and sitting down next to her, taking her in 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!”
“Whoa!” a TODAY host exclaimed in an emotional reaction to the clip.
Hillary Clinton gets emotional as she reads her “would have been” 2016 victory speech pic.twitter.com/ClAHdVsyoD
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) December 8, 2021