Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Washington Post: Hillary Clinton, in first formal talk since conceding: ‘There is common ground to build upon’
Hillary Clinton, in her first formal appearance since conceding the presidential election, acknowledged Wednesday that the experience has been terribly painful but urged a gathering of child advocates to persevere with their work and press “the values we share.”
“I know over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was,” Clinton said at an event hosted by the Children’s Defense Fund. “The divisions laid bare by this election run deep, but please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it, our children are worth it. Believe in our country, fight for our values, and never, ever give up.”
The Democratic nominee made no direct mention of Republican President-elect Donald Trump during her remarks, which were part of a program that honored children who had overcome poverty and other odds to find success in their lives.
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Update #1: Hillary Clinton, in Emotional Speech, Implores Supporters to Keep Believing in America (NYT)
Update #2: Clinton speaks of torment of losing election (DW)
Update: There were moments where she looked like she aged 20 years. Running for the U.S. Presidency clearly takes a toll on those who seek it.