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Hillary Clinton Jokes About Losing 2016 Election At Tony Awards


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Hillary Clinton acknowledged her humiliating defeat in the 2016 election while giving a speech at the Tony Awards.

While addressing a crowd at the Lincoln Center in New York, Clinton joked  “I have stood on a lot of stages, but this is very special.”

“I know a little bit about how hard it is to make change,” added the former Secretary of State.

The joke, however, was not well received by the audience.

Clinton was at the Tony Awards to introduce her new Broadway musical, Suffs, which is a musical about the women’s suffrage movement.

Check out what The New York Post reported:

Hillary Clinton tried to make light of her ill-fated 2016 presidential campaign during a surprise appearance at the Tony Awards in New York City Sunday, only for the quip to be met with deafening silence from the A-list audience.

The former Secretary of State, 76, received a standing ovation when she walked onto the stage at Lincoln Center to introduce a performance from “Suffs,” the Broadway musical that she co-produced about women’s suffrage movement, but the mood in the audience shifted when she cracked a joke about her loss to former President Donald Trump.

“I have stood on a lot of stages, but this is very special,” the former First Lady said. “I know a little bit about how hard it is to make change.”

While some A-listers laughed at the joke, the hall was largely silent in response.

“I’m extremely proud of this original American musical by Shaina Taub — now a two-time Tony winner,” she continued.

Per the Tribune:

Hillary Clinton made an unexpected appearance at the 2024 Tony Awards on Sunday night, where she made a humorous reference to her 2016 presidential election loss.

The former Secretary of State and First Lady received a standing ovation from the A-list crowd at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater in New York City. Clinton was there to present a performance from the musical ‘Suffs,’ which she co-produced.

In her introduction, Clinton acknowledged her 2016 electoral defeat, saying, “I have stood on a lot of stages, but this is very special. I know a little bit about how hard it is to make change,” prompting laughter from the audience. She then encouraged attendees to vote in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

Despite the warm reception, Clinton’s appearance was met with some criticism. Vulture writer E. Alex Jung noted, “Cheers to whoever was brave enough to not stand.”



 

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