Hillary Clinton: Wanted to ‘curl up’ after defeat to Donald Trump

peaking at the Children's Defense Fund's "Beat The Odds" Gala, Clinton emotionally reflected about the loss and how she wished she could tell her mother that her struggles were worth it because of what her daughter had accomplished.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: November 17, 2016 7:46 pm
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Hillary Clinton, in her first public appearance after being defeated by Donald Trump in the high-voltage race for the White House, has laid bare her disappointment, saying she had wanted to “curl up” with a good book and “never leave the house again”. Speaking at the Children’s Defense Fund’s “Beat The Odds” Gala here last night, Clinton emotionally reflected about the loss and how she wished she could tell her mother — who decades ago was abandoned as a child — that her struggles were worth it because of what her daughter had accomplished.

“I will admit coming here…wasn’t the easiest thing for me,” the former secretary of state said. “There have been a few times this past week when all I’ve wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house ever again,” the 69-year-old Democrat said.

She used her speech to ask her supporters not to give up despite deep divisions prior to the November 8 elections. “The divisions laid bare by this election run deep, but please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it,” she said.

“I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too, more than I can ever express,” she said. “Believe in our country, fight for our values, and never, ever give up,” she said. Clinton said she wants to go back in time and tell her mother Dorothy of her accomplishments. “She found a way to offer me the boundless love and support she never received herself,” she said.

Dorothy Rodham was put on a train to California with her younger sister to live with her grandparents. Those
grandparents abused the children, and Rodham moved back to her hometown of Chicago, Illinois, to establish her life. Clinton said she wished she could talk to her mother as she sat on that train to California. “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: three children,'” Clinton said, choking up.

“And as hard as it 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 United States.” The speech was part reflection, part pledge to remain strong in the face of a Trump administration, CNN commented.

“We have work to do, and for the sake of our children and our families and our country, I ask you to stay engaged, stay engaged on every level,” Clinton said. “We need you. America needs you, your energy, your ambition, your talent. That is how we get through this,” she said.

In the final weeks of the election campaign, Clinton pledged to close her race against President-elect Trump the
way she started her career, by working on behalf of children and families.

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First Published on: November 17, 2016 7:41 pm
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    IslamForFoools
    Nov 18, 2016 at 1:11 am
    As soon as stan attacked India on 26/11 in 2008, she immediately came India and persuaded congress govt not to attack stan, I still remeber her visit. She is Islamists jihadist kuran terrorist and I hope she will die painful death
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      IslamForFoools
      Nov 18, 2016 at 1:12 am
      Blonde Islamic called Hillary Clinton
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        IslamForFoools
        Nov 18, 2016 at 1:09 am
        Bulle ki blonde Baal Hillary Clinton
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          IslamForFoools
          Nov 18, 2016 at 1:10 am
          Hillary Clinton is biggest Islamic terrorist in the world
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            Pat
            Nov 17, 2016 at 4:05 pm
            Don't give up! You achieved a lot, with a discouraged childhood. You made a name for yourself worldwide plus being the most successful First Lady in history. No one could do that.
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              KSRao
              Nov 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm
              You didnt lose Hillary, it's your voting system that has failed you. It needs serious and immediate reform if the system is to reflect the preference of the people. Al Gore and now you, it's enough!
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                Rajvir
                Nov 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                A corrupt person - who left trail of corruption every other step deserve this.lt;br/gt;Hiding Clinton crimes, Libya, money to charity by ISIS, Cheating against Sander, Cheating in Debate by getting question in advance. I voted trump just because of her corruption.
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                  Rajvir
                  Nov 17, 2016 at 7:54 pm
                  Lie and corruption is valid in sullah land - KQuran says ok to lie.. no wonder you are scared of him..
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                    Sitaram
                    Nov 18, 2016 at 4:15 am
                    Exactly. Quirky electoral college cost it. She won the votes but not the election.
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                      Santanu Roy
                      Nov 17, 2016 at 3:33 pm
                      Well said
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                        Richard Pinto
                        Nov 17, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                        her defeat in the election is her on making. When majority of Amricans were angry at the
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                          Richard Pinto
                          Nov 17, 2016 at 5:51 pm
                          when majority Amrican were angry at Muslims their Terrorist activities, she took a pro-muslim stand, that is quite unnecessary.
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                            B+ve
                            Nov 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm
                            Has American Express declared a national mourning (holi)day in their office yet?
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                              S.V.Rao
                              Nov 17, 2016 at 6:15 pm
                              Good riddance!
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