Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally revealed what would have been her victory speech had she defeated former President Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Clinton revealed that she never actually wrote a concession speech, because even though her campaign experienced many difficulties the during the final 10 days, she knew that she would win the presidency.
The former secretary of state decided to share her "would-be victory speech" with the world as part of a new class she will be teaching in partnership with the platform "Masterclass."
The primary thrust of Clinton's speech focuses on her journey in politics and her mother's personal story, Clinton told "Sunday Today" host Willie Geist. Clinton told Geist that she wrote the speech as a way of "making it clear that she would be be the first woman president, but she stood on the shoulders and lived the lives and experiences of those who came before her."
In a video preview of her tabled speech, Clinton gets emotional as she speaks of a dream in which she tells her mother that she would become the president of the United States.
"Look at me, listen to me. You will survive. You will have a good family of your own and three children, and as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the president of the United States," Clinton said.
"In this lesson, I’m going to face one of my most public defeats head-on by sharing with you the speech I had hoped to deliver if I had won the 2016 election," Clinton says in the video preview.
"Today, with your children on your shoulders, your neighbors at your side, friends old and new standing as one, you renewed our democracy," she said in the speech she didn't get to give five years ago, according to "Today." "And because of the honor you have given me, you have changed its face forever. I’ve met women who were born before women had the right to vote. They’ve been waiting a hundred years for tonight."
The former first lady's speech will be part of the "MasterClass Presents the White House" series. Her husband, former President Bill Clinton will be featured in the following episode of the series.
Clinton says that "sexism and misogyny" played a role in her election loss in 2016.
"Any of you who’ve read my book about 'what happened' know that I think misogyny and sexism was part of that campaign — it was one of the contributing factors," Clinton said at Georgetown University in 2018.
Hillary's MasterClass will be available Dec. 9.