Former President Bill Clinton took a few veiled shots at President Trump during a speech to 2020 graduates over the weekend.
Bill Clinton told them that the country needs them to save our democracy by wiping out “divisive tribalism” the Trump administration has spread.
“The world needs you. Your country needs you,” Mr. Clinton said during a taped message for CNN’s “Class of 2020: In This Together.”
“Even before the outbreak, you knew you were entering a world of growing inequalities, and divisive tribalism, with people pulling away from those who are different from them,” Bill Clinton continued.
“Seething resentments and a broken information system have empowered those who for profit and power for themselves, are willing to inflame our worst instincts.”
“It’s put your future, our democracy, and our very planet at risk.”
“In ways large and small, people the world over have been urged to see life as a dog eat dog, zero-sum game.”
“Someone else is winning, you’re losing. You can only win if someone else loses. It’s fun in sports but bad in an interdependent world,” he said.
“Now the coronavirus has forced us all to stop business as usual. Step back.”
“It’s given us both the chance to see what actually works and the time to go deep inside to decide what we really believe and what kind of world we want to live in.”
“With a tough but open mind and a caring heart, you can help keep us together,” Clinton said.
“Help find ways to serve others, not run away from them. Help to unite, not to divide. Help to build, not tear down.”
“Help to support, not demean. If you do, you will find your own path to fulfillment and happiness and in so doing, your example will inspire the world.”