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    The 2016 presidential candidate, beaten by Donald Trump in the contest for the Oval Office, is a frequent speaker at conferences and public talks. Her recent speech at one such event, intended as a pep talk for women, received a mixed response online.

    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might have hit wrong a cord on Twitter with her address to participants at an annual summit supporting the women’s movement. In a pre-recorded video message, posted online by the MAKERS conference, the 2016 presidential candidate celebrated the “tidal wave of women and young people running for office”.

    ​She pointed to Democrat Nancy Pelosi as an example of such a breakthrough for women in politics.

    "As Speaker Nancy Pelosi — doesn’t that sound great — has proved yet again it often takes a woman to get the job done", she said, noting that “this is such an important time”.

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    However, this particular example did not seem to appeal to many Twitter users, who pointed out that Pelosi’s list of accomplishments raises questions.

    ​Others slammed Clinton for sexism.

    ​Some even accused both the veteran female Democrats of getting Trump elected.

    ​Others trolled Clinton’s financial interests in giving speeches.


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