Hillary Clinton chokes up reading would-be 2016 victory speech: 'I’ve never read this out loud'

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By , 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shared what would have been her victory speech had she been elected as the first female U.S. president.

The former first lady and U.S. secretary of state reads the speech as part of her "journey" and lesson on the power of resilience in a new "MasterClass" lesson released Thursday.

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"I’ve never shared this with anybody. I’ve never read this out loud," Clinton said in the video. "But it helps to encapsulate who I am, what I believe in, and what my hopes were for the kind of country that I want for my grandchildren, and that I want for the world, that I believe in that is America at its best."

In her speech, Clinton chokes up about her late mother, Dorothy, discusses the need to unite Americans and the significance of what her win would have meant for women and girls.

"Today with your children on your shoulders, your neighbors at your side, friends old and new standing as one, you renewed our democracy," she read. "And because of the honor you have given me, you have changed its face forever. I’ve met women who were born before women had the right to vote. They’ve been waiting a hundred years for tonight."

Clinton's lesson is first in a special series by the streaming platform, called "MasterClass Presents the White House."

Former President George W. Bush and Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, will also have their own upcoming lessons on leadership as well.

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