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At Yale commencement, Hillary Clinton tweaks Trump with Russian hat

Last Updated May 21, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the "tumultuous times" that await them and using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Donald Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap.

The audience laughed as she held up the hat and said, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."

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Hillary Clinton holding up a Russian-style fur hat at Yale on May 20, 2018.

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Clinton said she's concerned about the country's political polarization but believes the current crop of graduates is prepared to rise to the challenge.

She also spoke a bit more seriously about her loss in the 2016 presidential campaign, saying, "Let me just get this out of the way. No, I'm not over it. I still think about the 2016 election. I still regret the mistakes I made. I still think, though, that understanding what happened in such a weird and wild election in American history will help us defend our democracy in the future."

Clinton delivered her address at Yale's Class Day, celebrated the Sunday before degrees are handed out.

The former first lady, secretary of state, New York senator and 2016 Democratic nominee for president graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. It was where she met her husband, former President Bill Clinton.