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Hillary Clinton: “There have been times when I wanted never to leave the house again”

Hillary Clinton Honored At Children's Defense Fund Event
Hillary Clinton Honored At Children's Defense Fund Event
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 16: Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. This was the first time Clinton had spoken in public since conceeding the presidential race to Republican Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton expressed her disappointment over being beaten in the presidential election to Donald Trump in her first public appearance, stating “I will admit 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 curl up with a good book and never leave the house again”.

During her 20 minute speech at a Children’s charity gala in Washington DC, Hillary urged supporters to not lose hope and to continue fighting for a country that is “hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted”.

“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.”

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