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‘Broad City’ stars react to Hillary Clinton nomination from 1776

'Why did it take so long?'


Audra Schroeder


Published Jul 29, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 9:14 am CDT

Last night, Hillary Clinton accepted the nomination for president. It was historicglass ceilings were shattered and Trumps baited (and of course there was full-broil sexism). So what would women in 1776 think?

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Broad City‘s Abbi and Ilana joined Stephen Colbert live “via satellite” from 1776 to discuss this momentous occasion and illuminate how ridiculous it is that it’s taken 240 years for a woman to become the nominee—and who exactly the Declaration of Independence was for. “All men are created equal” was supposed to mean “all people,” right? 

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“Well, we figured it out eventually,” Colbert responds. 

Clinton appeared on Broad City this season. Hopefully next season will feature President Clinton. 

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*First Published: Jul 29, 2016, 12:43 pm CDT