Hillary Clinton urged supporters to “not give up” in her first public appearance since she suffered a shocking defeat to Republican Donald Trump during the November 8 presidential election.
“I know that many of you are deeply disappointed with the results of the election,” she told the crowd at the Children’s Defense Fund on Wednesday night. “I’m too, more than I can ever express.”
The former secretary of state said the public appearance was not the easiest thing for her, reported NBC News.
“There have been a few times last week, when all I wanted to do was just to wrap up with a good book or our dogs and never leave home again,” Hillay Clinton said.
Nevertheless, the former presidential candidate tried to inspire his audience and highlighted a line from Martin Luther King Jr that is often quoted by President Barack Obama, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it looks Towards justice.
“The divisions laid bare by this election are deep, but please listen to me when I say this … America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Create in our country, fight for Our values and never, “she added.
During the remainder of her speech, she emphasized bipartisanship, advocacy, volunteerism and investment in children in the United States – regardless of race, religion or immigrant status, said NBC News .
At the event, Clinton was introduced by Marian Wright Edelman, a longtime friend and mentor who created the Children’s Defense Fund in 1973.
“I am so proud of her in so many ways,” said Wright Edelman, before noting that Clinton is leading in the popular vote. “So we will say that she is the president of the people.”
After the brief trip to Washington, Clinton had to return to New York. It has no other public events on its immediate calendar