Hillary Clinton made her first political public appearance since her concession speech last week following her loss for President of the United States.
While speaking at the Children’s Defense Fund gala Clinton admitted to wanting to “never leave the house again” since her loss to President-elect Donald Trump.
“Coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest for me,” the Democratic presidential candidate said at a Children’s Defense Fund “Beat The Odds” gala. “There have been a few times this past week that all I wanted to curl up with a good book, or our dogs, and never leave the house again.”
Marian Wright Edelman, the group’s president and founder, introduced Clinton, highlighting her role in history as the first woman to win the nomination of a major party, as well as her popular vote win over President-elect Donald Trump. Clinton worked for the Fund right after law school and often cited her time there in campaign speeches.
Clinton acknowledged the many Americans who are upset over her loss of the Nov. 8 election.
“I know this isn’t easy,” she said. “I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America was the country we thought it was. 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.”