Hillary Clinton in Wales to receive an Honorary Doctorate by Swansea University was told today “Bernie would have won,” by a local woman.
Watch the footage below as the ex Democrat Presidential candidate left the Swansea University campus where she had just been given the honour on a meet and greet, but turned and darted back inside as one of the protestors who had also gathered outside told her that Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump in the Presidential race last year.
As Clinton turned away Kirsty Lloyd a Swansea student protesting the honour being conferred added: “only you could lose to Trump.”
Welsh woman meets Hillary Clinton. Tells her 'Bernie would have won…only you could lose to Trump'#HillaryClinton #donaldtrump #berniesanders #swansea
Posted by Nye Bevan News on Saturday, 14 October 2017
After the former presidential candidate who has been touring the world with her new book What Happened outlining her reasons for losing the US election had darted back into the campus building, Kirsty Lloyd told The London Economic why she was protesting.
“She lost,” said the Welsh Biochemistry student. “Hillary Clinton cheated Bernie Saunders of his nomination. And all those drone strikes that killed women and children which are illegal contradict the reason she is being given a doctorate – which is for doing things for women and children all over the world. The main thing she’s done for women and children is kill them drone strikes.”
The local reaction to Swansea University’s decision to give Clinton an honorary doctorate has been mixed to say the least.
Hillary Clinton was booed and jeered among the cheers as she arrived today.
Hillary Clinton arrives at Swansea University to a mix of cheers and boos ahead of receiving her honorary award pic.twitter.com/v0Ay3SlKQu
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“The award is in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world, a commitment that is shared by Swansea University’s Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People,” the University had announced.
The 69-year-old former lawyer has Welsh ancestry and gave a speech about children and human rights as well as unveiling a commemorative stone to mark the renaming of Swansea’s College of Law to the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.
In her speech Hillary Clinton told the audience “Wales has a special place in my heart due to my family’s connections to it.”
Her great-great grandfather, Edwin Howell, is believed to have worked in Swansea’s metal industry for five years in the 1870s.
Vice-chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Richard B. Davies, said: “We are honoured to present this award to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a figure of enormous international significance, and one synonymous with human rights.”
By Benjamin Jenkins