We can’t begin to imagine how difficult it must’ve been for Hillary Clinton to lose to the racist clown that is Donald Trump, but somehow Hill found the strength to keep going after such a crushing blow!
On Wednesday night, the 69-year-old made her first public appearance since her concession speech, at an event held by the Children’s Defense Fund. Interestingly enough, the CDF is where Miz Clinton began her career as a staff attorney!
The esteemed politician of course gave a speech in which she addressed the crowd saying:
“Coming here wasn’t the easiest for me. 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.”
Hillary kept things EXTREMELY classy as she didn’t point fingers or make excuses regarding the election, but rather inspired hope by urging people to not “lose heart” as she added:
“We need you. America needs you. That’s how we get through this.”
The former First Lady continued:
“I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week, a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country they thought it was. Listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children are worth it. Never, ever give up.”
Bill Clinton‘s wife then got a little personal as she admitted she finds a lot of her inspiration from her mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, who was abandoned by her parents on a train when she was only eight-years-old! On top of that, Dorothy was responsible for her little sister, was mistreated by her grandparents, and worked as a housemaid! Clinton imagined being able to offer her mother some comfort during such a terrible time as she said:
“I think about her on that train. I wish I could walk down the aisle and find the little wooden seats where she sat holding tight to her younger sister, all alone and terrified. She doesn’t yet know how much more she will have to face and even suffer. She doesn’t yet know she will find the strength to escape that suffering. That’s still years off. Her whole future is unknown, as it is for all of us. As she stares out at the vast country moving past her, I dream of going up to her and sitting next to her and taking her in my arms and saying, ‘Look, look at me and listen. You will survive, you will have a family of your own ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ three children ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ and as hard as might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up to be a United States senator, represent our country as secretary of state, and win more than 62 million votes for president of the US.'”
Tears! We don’t know about you, but we’re sure feeling inspired!
Ch-ch-check out Hillary’s full speech (below) to hear her emotional words for yourself!
[Image via ABC.]