Hillary Clinton: ‘We Are Going to Break the Celluloid Ceiling’

Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton once again devoted a part of her speech on Friday to attacking Donald Trump, refuting his contention that she made up some of his quotes she used to mock him.

“I didn’t make any of that up,” she said at a rally in Culver City. “It would be hard to make that up.”

On Thursday, Clinton delivered a speech on national security in which she drew heavily on Trump’s own quotes to show what a risk it would be to have him as president.

“He says he has foreign-policy experience because he ran the Miss Universe pageant in Russia,” Clinton said.

Trump tweeted about Clinton’s San Diego speech, “In Crooked Hillary’s teleprompter speech yesterday, she made up things that I said or believe, but have no basis in fact. Not honest!”

At the Culver City event at West Los Angeles College tied to Women for Hillary, Clinton was joined by Hollywood celebrities, elected officials and labor and community activists, including Elizabeth Banks, Sally Field, Sophia Bush, Mary Steenburgen and Debra Messing. Samantha Ronson served as DJ.

A number of her surrogates also delivered sharp attacks on Trump. Messing called him a “reckless bigot and misogynist,” while Banks got in a few digs at Trump University.

“He ran a university. It no longer exists. He had a TV show. It no longer exists. He had hair …” she said to laughs.

Clinton made a reference to the Los Angeles Film Festival, noting that she heard that about half of the directors with films there were women.

“We are moving towards answering the age old question, ‘Are Americans ready for a women director?” The comment drew laughs.

She said that “we are going to break the celluloid ceiling. Then, starting next Tuesday we are on our way to breaking the highest and hardest ceiling.”

Clinton and President Bill Clinton are campaigning through Monday in California, which holds its presidential primary on June 7. Recent polls show that Clinton is in a tight race in the state with Bernie Sanders. But she could pass the threshold to clinch the nomination earlier on Tuesday, when results will come in from other primary states like New Jersey.

Sanders wasn’t mentioned at all at Friday’s event.

Several of the celebrities addressed a double standard that exists between female and male candidates.

Steenburgen, a longtime friend of Clinton’s from their days in Arkansas, said that men don’t face the same criticism when they “think before they speak.” With women, she said, candidates can be called “calculated.” That had been a word used to attack Clinton.

Field mocked all the attention paid to whether Clinton was “likable.”

“Over the past month I have heard the word ‘likability’ used so frequently — how Hillary Clinton is not likable. How she is cold or shrill or opportunistic or not someone you would want to have a beer with. What is this? A high school popularity contest?” she said. “She is not running to be everybody’s friend. She is running to be the president of the United States at a critical time in human history.”

She said that what is needed is a “a president who is smart, strong, wise, experienced.”

She refuted the idea that women candidates had to be “nice.”

“We don’t need sugar and spice and everything nice,” she added. “We do need kindness. We do need generosity. And these qualities are not the same as being likable.”

Clinton spoke only for about 12 minutes, and is scheduled to appear at events later in the day in Garden Grove, Santa Ana and San Bernardino. On Monday, she and her husband are expected at a fundraising concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Feliz, with Ricky Martin, Stevie Wonder, Andra Day and Christina Aguilera scheduled to perform. Sanders will hold a concert that same night in San Francisco, with Dave Matthews, Fantastic Negrito, Fishbone and John Dexter Stewart on the bill, along with Cornel West, Shailene Woodley and Danny Glover.

“If all goes well … I will be the Democratic nominee on Tuesday,” Clinton predicted.

Among those in the crowd at the Culver City  rally was former California governor Gray Davis. He questioned Trump ‘s claim that he will make California competitive in the general election. The Golden State has not gone for a Republican presidential candidate since George H.W. Bush in 1988.

“I can’t think of a worse strategy to carry California than to criticize immigrants from Mexico — and these are his words, as ‘rapists’ and ‘murderers.’ So building a wall, all that stuff, only antagonizes our international neighbor to the south, Mexico,” Davis said.

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  1. CritthinkrUB12 says:

    The best strategy would be to pay socialist mexican thugs to assault and push women into a glass door with fists in her face. Then hire more to follow and blind side slug someone you disagree with. Then wave the mexican flag heralding the mexican take over of the United States.

  2. Wilson Dave says:

    ——————–EDWARD SNOWDEN for President——————

    Edward Snowden swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and regarded our right to privacy as a Constitutional right. He did not profit from his revelations, and was exiled to Russia.

    HiLiary Clinton sold arms to our enemies, compromised national security, and traded favors for financial gain. As a patriotic American and a war veteran, I would rather see Edward Snowden become the president, rather than this old bag.

  3. Jesse says:

    Lord have mercy, this gal’s a mess.

  4. InspectorClouseu says:

    That disgusting,lying,two bit phony should already be in Federal prison! Corrupt government scum are crapping their diapers. No more Clinton crime family.

  5. Dee Cee says:

    I DON’T care if Hillary supported The North American Free Trade Agreement, when Bernie was against it.

    I DON’T care if Hillary supported the Iraq war, when Bernie was against it.

    I DON’T care if Hillary came out in support of same-sex marriage in 2013 (to gain more votes) after more than a decade of opposing it, while Bernie has been a STRONG advocate for the LGBT community and supported gay marriage for over a decade..

    I DON’T care if Hillary worked for Barry Goldwater, the man that was against civil rights, when Bernie was marching right behind Martin Luther King.

    I DON’T care if Hillary was for Universal Healthcare in 1993 and 1994, when she spoke as if Bernie was against it, while he was standing right behind her in FULL support.

    I DON’T care if Hillary defended a pedophile that raped a child, then laughed about the child’s case afterwards.

    I DON’T care if Hillary is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and takes money from super-PACS, Wall Street and Fossil Fuel industries with special interests and favors to payback that go against the best interests of Americans and our environment.

    I DON’T care if Hillary doesn’t know how to operate a computer and her incompetence put our country’s national security at risk, when she illegally used a personal email server at home.”

    It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

    • Wilson Dave says:

      I am a decorated US Navy veteran and retired from the Department of Defense, and it is beyond my comprehension of how Hillary has managed to go so long without being arrested. In 1992 I had placed a CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting) disc into my desk top computer. I played with it during my lunch break. When it was discovered, I was accused of Government theft, because of “bytes” that were used on it. You would have thought that I had stolen the plans for a ICBM missile. The crap that they put me through was unreal.

      It really annoys me, that Hillary is being treated as if she had merely left a document in the copy machine, when in fact she compromised our national security. My son is a pilot in the Air Force, and I fear for his safety. Thank God, he returned back home safely from Middle East deployment in January of this year. But with people like her in charge, the next time he may not be so lucky.

    • InspectorClouseu says:

      Looks like you’ve cornered the market on stupidity. Support that lying,miserable hag no matter what huh? Can’t wait till the Hillabeast tries to debate Trump. She’ll get her ample as handed to her then all you liberal/establishment humps can bitch and moan how it wasn’t fair. Lmao

      • Dee Cee says:

        InspectorClouseu cannot understand satire? Say it is not true. Clinton supporters sure have corned stupidity though, same as the right-wingers never believing anything negative about Bush or Reagan even when shown the facts and evidence, Hillary supporters are just as bad if not worse. I could no more vote for Hillary than I could chop off my own hand. Besides I have already voted for Bernie in the CA primary by mail.

  6. ?? says:

    The California Primary is today? I know you’re an entertainment mag but please…

    • Froggieonthehill says:

      Hey Mr Inspector Clouseu

      I think you spelled “Dimpled” wrong. You spelled it ample and to the socialist/commie that laid out the Maoists list of crimes, I hope you realize your partial list is just the tip of the iceberg of the many crimes that Killary and her rapist husband have committed

  7. lindsey says:

    So Medicare for all is impossible but she’ll make sure millionaire Jennifer Lawrence gets a more fair wage. Meanwhile, she’s fine w human/women’s rights violations in Saudi Arabia. Got it.

  8. kelly says:

    “The California primary is today…” Exsqueeze me??

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