Hillary Clinton: Designer de La Renta inspired immigrants

Former US Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks after unveiling US postal service issued Oscar de la Renta Forever stamp during a ceremony in New York on February 16, 2017. 

The USPS unveiled 11 stamps to commemorate Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died in October 2014, at the end of a New York fashion week. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Hillary Clinton speaks after unveiling US postal service issued Oscar de la Renta Forever stamp during a ceremony in New York. –Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty Images

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has praised Oscar de la Renta as an inspiration to striving immigrants like himself at an event honoring the late fashion designer with a series of commemorative stamps.

Clinton noted that the Dominican-born de la Renta was an immigrant and asked, “Aren’t we proud and grateful that he was?”

Clinton joined former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vogue editor Anna Wintour at Thursday’s ceremony at Grand Central Terminal.

None of them directly referenced Republican Donald Trump or his victory over Clinton for the presidency. But like Clinton, Bloomberg praised the contributions of immigrants. He said the United States is great because it welcomes people from around the world.

Trump has vowed to restrict immigration through measures including building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

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