Hillary Clinton talks Trump, GOP health care flop in women-focused speech


Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made light of her 2016 election loss on Tuesday night, saying, "There is no place I'd rather be than here with you, other than the White House."

Clinton addressed a diversity conference hosted by the Professional BusinessWomen of California in San Francisco on Tuesday night, speaking on women's equality while throwing in some jabs at President Trump and the GOP's failed attempt at health care.

"Obviously the outcome of the election wasn't the one I hoped for, worked for," Clinton said. "But I will never stop speaking out for common sense benefits that will allow moms and dads to stay on the job."

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The Republican attempt at repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Care Act resulted in "a disastrous bill," Clinton says.

"People who had never been active in politics told their stories at town hall meetings." Clinton explained, noting the "wave of resistance" the Trump administration faced in the wake of unveiling the American Health Care Act. "They were people who had something to say and were determined to be heard."

Clinton also reacted to two controversial moments that occurred on Tuesday centered around women of color. White House press secretary Sean Spicer told White House correspondent April Ryan -- one of the few black women of color in the White House press corps -- to "stop shaking [her] head," while FOX News' Bill O'Reilly said of black Congresswoman Maxine Waters that her hair resembled a "James Brown wig."

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Although O'Reilly later apologized, Clinton went after the moment, saying Waters was "taunted by a racist joke about her hair."

Clinton added that women of color have had "a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride."


Prior to the Tuesday evening speech, Clinton has stayed relatively out of the public and political space since she suffered the general election loss against Trump. Since Election Day, the former secretary of state and first lady has been seen strolling through the woods, enjoying a Broadway show with husband, Bill Clinton, and addressing attendees of the MAKERS conference through a pre-recorded video.

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Clinton also spoke out on Trump's victory, saying she plans to be with those ready to stand up and fight "every step of the way."

"Where some see a dark vision of carnage, I see a light shining on creativity and opportunity," Clinton said. President Trump described "American carnage" in his Inauguration Day speech.

She left the audience with an empowering mantra to live by, "Resist, insist, persist, enlist."