As the Trump administration keeps chugging along, causing ever more awkward moments with fellow world leaders (opens in new tab), Hillary Clinton is opening up about what's helping her get through it all. And the answer is the same as the rest of us: wine.
Clinton gave the commencement speech Friday at her alma mater, Wellesley College. It wasn't the first time at that podium, either; she gave the speech when she herself graduated from the school 49 years ago. (Yes, she was that big of a deal, even in her early 20s.) She also gave another commencement speech in 1992.
This time around, she reminisced about her time at Wellesley and how her parents encouraged her to "stick it out" after she got intimidated by the academics. "I couldn't think of any place I'd rather be this year than right here," she said.
"You may have heard that things didn't go exactly as I planned but, you know what, I'm doing okay," she said. "I've gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren." She joked that "long walks in the woods" and "organizing my closet" helped her process things. "I won't lie, Chardonnay helped a little, too," she said with a smile. Which is the most relatable thing Clinton has likely ever said in her life.
Clinton: "You may have heard that things didn't go exactly the way I planned. But you know what? I'm doing OK." (via @MSNBC) pic.twitter.com/wvTpkryEU2May 26, 2017
"But here's what helped most of all," she said. "Remember who I am, where I come from, and what I believe. And that is what Wellesley means to me." You can watch her full speech below:
Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
The Best Holiday Sweaters Offer Plenty of Festive Flair
Far from the "ugly" Christmas sweaters you're used to.
By Emma Childs
Black Friday Beauty Deals Live: Sephora, Charlotte Tilbury, Dyson, and More
We hunted down the best beauty deals of Black Friday weekend so you don't have to.
By Jenny Hollander
Blackhead Removers for Clearer, Cleaner Skin
By Samantha Holender
35 Ways Women Still Aren't Equal to Men
If anyone tries to tell you otherwise, show them these statistics.
By Brooke Knappenberger
How New York's First Female Governor Plans to Fight for Women If Reelected
Kathy Hochul twice came to power because men resigned amid sexual harassment scandals. Here, how she's leading differently.
By Emily Tisch Sussman
Why the 2022 Midterm Elections Are So Critical
As we blaze through a highly charged midterm election season, Swing Left Executive Director Yasmin Radjy highlights rising stars who are fighting for women’s rights.
By Tanya Benedicto Klich
Tammy Duckworth: 'I’m Mad as Hell' About the Lack of Federal Action on Gun Safety
The Illinois Senator won't let the memory of the Highland Park shooting just fade away.
By Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Roe Is Gone. We Have to Keep Fighting.
Democracy always offers a path forward even when we feel thrust into the past.
By Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland, hosts of Pantsuit Politics Podcast
The Supreme Court's Mississippi Abortion Rights Case: What to Know
The case could threaten Roe v. Wade.
By Megan DiTrolio
Sex Trafficking Victims Are Being Punished. A New Law Could Change That.
Victims of sexual abuse are quietly criminalized. Sara's Law protects kids that fight back.
By Dr. Devin J. Buckley and Erin Regan
My Family and I Live in Navajo Nation. We Don't Have Access to Clean Running Water
"They say that the United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Why are citizens still living with no access to clean water?"
By Amanda L. As Told To Rachel Epstein