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Without saying his name, Hillary Clinton goes after Trump

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Hillary Clinton returned to her alma mater on Friday to deliver this year's commencement address, where took a few jabs at the president, being careful not to mention his name.

"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," she said. "That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done... They attempt to control reality."

She also drew comparisons between Trump and Richard Nixon, noting that her 1969 graduating class was furious about "the election of a man whose whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice after firing the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice."