Adding a perhaps darkly humorous note to the path forward for Hillary Clinton and her supporters after Tuesday’s stunning loss, the defeated presidential candidate was spotted wandering through the woods near Chappaqua, New York home.
It was a Clinton supporter who had the honor of running into the famous family. Margot Gerster took to the woods with her family near her own New York home in an effort to diffuse some of the tension after the presidential candidate she so passionately supported was so surprisingly defeated.
And it was then that she ran into the Clintons, who were apparently doing the exact same thing.
Gerster took the opportunity to exchange a few words with the Clintons and to snap a photo, which she eventually posted to her Facebook page along with a substantial explanation.
Gerster wrote that she’s “been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking.”
And then it gets interesting. She went on, saying that it seemed as though she and her daughters were the “only ones there” and that the walk “was so beautiful and relaxing.”
She went on, “As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her.”
Gerster’s post is featured below.
Gerster spoke on the phone to CNN live on-air about the notable encounter.
After the host apparently asked Gerster how Clinton was, she replied, saying, “Honestly, I think she seemed as well as anybody could be expected after, you know, after such a crazy, crazy experience. I can’t speak for how she was feeling on the inside, but she couldn’t have seemed any nicer or, you know, or kinder and gracious to me.”
Gerster went on to speak a bit more generally about what running into Clinton meant to her.
She said, “I think it was a very dark day for a lot of people yesterday so this is a very hopeful, encouraging moment for me, and that’s really why I posted the picture at all.”
Check out the clip featuring Gerster’s CNN comments below.
Woman who took photo with Clinton after concession: “She couldn’t have seemed any nicer or … kinder and gracious” https://t.co/nBJfTa1GoZ
— CNN (@CNN) November 11, 2016
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