The Democratic ex-candidate called on Wednesday to resume the fight for a more generous America and acknowledged his disappointment after his defeat against Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton admits it with emotion: the defeat is bitter. “There were times last week when the only thing I wanted to do was sit comfortably with a good book or with our dogs and never leave my house again,” she said on Wednesday At a gala at the Children Defense Fund, an association devoted to the cause of children, where she had completed an internship at the beginning of her career.

The event in Washington was scheduled well before the election. She admitted hesitating to go there. “I know that many of you are deeply disappointed with the results of the election. I am, too, more than I could ever express it, “said the former Democratic candidate, who spoke for the first time in public after his speech of defeat.

A fight for children

Hillary Clinton called on Wednesday night to overcome this disappointment and resume the fight for a more generous America. “The divisions laid bare by this election are profound, but please listen to what I have to say. America is well worth it, our children are well worth it, “she said, without citing once the name of her former opponent and future president. Believe in our country, fight for our values ​​and never give up. ”

Hillary Clinton Calls on Americans to Fight for Their Values

“In the interests of our children, and our families and our country, I ask you to remain mobilized, to remain mobilized at all levels,” she added, giving an overview of what she could devote to her life Henceforth: the defense of children and families in difficulty. “As long as there are children living in poverty in America, as long as there are children who live in fear in America, and not only here but in the rest of the world, there is work to be done “She said, according to CNN.

His party, laminated by defeat, will begin an internal debate in January to rebuild. Difficult to know, says the New York Times, if Clinton will want to play a role … and if so, which.