Oh no! It looks like Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential loss has been really devastating for the former candidate. In her first major appearance since conceding the election, she looked so defeated yet still reminded the audience to ‘fight for our values.’ Get the details here.
Hillary Clinton, 68, made her first public appearance since conceding the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, 70, Nov. 9, and it looks like the days since then have been really rough for her. She was the keynote speaker at the Children’s Defense Fund gala Nov. 16, and the pain of losing was written all over her face. It looked like Hillary hadn’t slept much, as she had dark circles under her eyes. She wore minimal makeup and her hair wasn’t even done up and styled as she had it while on the campaign trail.
“Coming here wasn’t the easiest for me,” Hillary bravely admitted. “There’ve been a few times this past week where all I’ve wanted to do is to curl up with a good book, or the dog and never leave the house again,” she confessed to the crowd. How heartbreaking! Hillary worked her whole life in public service leading up to her unsuccessful presidential run, so she must be feeling somewhat lost right now.
Clinton: There were a few times this week "when all I wanted to was just to curl up…and never leave the house again" https://t.co/anYF50x6dx
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 17, 2016
The former Secretary of State is still reeling over her loss, telling the audience, “I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too, more than I can express.“ She then reminded them that she originally started her career working with the CDF, saying “But…I didn’t get in to public service to hold high office.”
Hillary still had an energizing message for the crowd, urging them that, “We have work to do, and for the sake of our children and our families and our country, I ask you to stay engaged, stay engaged on every level. America needs you, your energy, your ambition, your talent. That is how we get through this.”
She added the hopeful message that, “America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Believe in our country. Fight for our values and never ever give up.” We won’t Hillary! We’re so glad she’s back out there passing along a message of hope in what seems like such dark and negative times since Donald won.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Hillary’s first appearance since conceding the election? Are you worried about how she’s taking it?