In pep talk, Clin­ton urges back­ers to ‘never, ever give up’

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

Hil­lary Clin­ton is ac­knowl­edg­ing the dif­fi­culty of her loss in the pres­i­den­tial race for her sup­port­ers and urg­ing them to per­se­vere through the Don­ald Trump era.

In re­marks that were equal parts pep talk and fu­neral dirge, Clin­ton en­cour­aged her back­ers to “never, ever give up.”

“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 we thought it was,” Clin­ton said Wed­nes­day night at the an­nual gala of the Chil­dren’s De­fense Fund, the child ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion where she started her le­gal ca­reer. “But please lis­ten to me when I say this: Amer­ica is worth it.”

She added: “It’s up to each and ev­ery one of us to keep work­ing to make Amer­ica bet­ter and stronger and fairer.” Clin­ton never cited the pres­i­dent-elect by name in her re­marks, mak­ing only an oblique ref­er­ence to the con­tro­ver­sial poli­cies that fu­eled his rise.

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