Clinton ‘never wanted to leave house again’
WASHINGTON: Defeated US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ( pix) yesterday said there were times when she “never wanted to leave the house again”, after losing last week’s election to Donald Trump.
In her first public appearance since her concession speech, Clinton told an audience at an event sponsored by the Children’s Defence Fund in Washington: “I will admit coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me.
“There have been a few times the past week when all I wanted to do was to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again.”
She later added: “I know many of you are deeply disappointed with 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 about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted.”
Clinton worked for the Children’s Defence Fund as a young lawyer and eventually became a board member and the its chairman.
She was honoured at the event yesterday, with the fund’s president Marian Wright Edelman saying Clinton was a “life-long champion of children who never gives up and never stops working to change the odds for children”. – dpa