Clin­ton ‘never wanted to leave house again’

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

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

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