Hillary Clinton delivered her first public remarks since her concession speech last week, briefly addressing the election results during her speech at the Children’s Defense Fund event.
“I will admit,” she said, “coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me. There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book and our dogs and never leave the house again.”
And then, a few minutes later, she said this:
“I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too, more than I can ever express, but as I said last week, our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.”
I have been writing about Hillary and her candidacy for about 16 months now, and it’s so hard not having her as a topic anymore. It’s like she just disappeared and I hate it. She should be the president-elect, not Trump.
Clinton: I know many of you are disappointed about the election results, "I am too, more than I can ever express." https://t.co/W0mdb97Vrk
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