HILLARY CLINTON has tonight unveiled a statue of another former first lady at an Oxford University college, following a speech on women's role in promoting human rights.

A video of the 2016 American presidential candidate spluttering and asking for a glass of water has since been leapt on by hundreds of President Trump supporters and been watched by more than 250,000 people, according to Twitter statistics. 

Mrs Clinton revealed the sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt outside the University’s Bonavero Institute, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The 2016 American presidential candidate, and wife of former president Bill Clinton, also became an honorary Fellow of Mansfield College during this evening's event.

She was part of a conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy, a former principal of the college, about how female activists throughout history have fought to protect human rights, before a gala dinner.

Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, played a key role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948.

Her great granddaughter, Tracy Roosevelt, attended the unveiling.

Mrs Clinton is also due to give the keynote speech on the rise of illiberalism at a conference tomorrow morning, with a focus on the role of the media, civic society organisations and universities.

In her new book, she accuses President Trump, who beat her to power, of putting democracy in crisis.