Hillary Clinton is certainly upset over her dramatic loss that actually turned down the fate of America. She has asked her supporters not to lose faith in progressive politics of America. She made her first public remarks during her first official appearance since her loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election of 2016.
Clinton appeared on Wednesday night at a children’s charity gala at Newseum in Washington, D.C.
She initiated her speech by admitting that appearing at the gala ‘wasn’t the easiest’ for her as she is deeply hurt.
‘I will admit, coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me,’ said Clinton.
‘There have been a few times this past week where all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book and our dogs and never leave the house again.’
She also acknowledged the fact that half of the American population is upset and disheartened over Trump’s win.
She also urged people not to give up and still trust the roots of democracy. She said, ‘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 building an America that is hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted,’ she added, as she urged her backers to ‘stay engaged on every level.’
‘We need you. America needs you, your energy, your ambition, your talent. I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America was the country we thought it was. But please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children our worth it,’ she said.
Though the former first lady has won the popular vote but Donald Trump has secured the presidency by acquiring 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than he needed to take charge at the White House.