Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton broke her silence Thursday during an interview at the Women in the World Summit — a weeklong event that was this year hosted in New York City by the New York Times.
After losing the election many thought she would win in a landslide last November, Clinton has kept her distance from the politics, only breaking her silence to speak out about paramount issues — namely, those facing women.
When asked how she’d been holding up since her heart breaking loss, Clinton responded, saying:
‘You know what, I’m doing pretty well all things considered.’
She went on to admit, however, that as an American citizen, she’s actually quite concerned about how the Trump administration is functioning.
‘I’ll put it this way: As a person I’m okay, as an American, I’m pretty worried. I think I’ll take off my person hat and put on my citizen hat and there’s a lot to be concerned about.’
Clinton even went on to touch on how she felt following her election defeat, saying:
‘You know, the aftermath of the election was so devastating and everything that has come to light in the days and weeks since have also been troubling.’
The former First Lady even touched on the mental and emotional effects of coming down after such a whirlwind campaign: “I had to make up my mind that ‘yes’ I was going to get out of bed, and ‘yes’ I was going to go for a lot of long walks in the woods and I was going to see my grandchildren and spend time with my family and friends.”
Clinton didn’t shy away from admitting that it was “somewhat gratifying” to see the Republican’s health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act go up in flames last week.
The Women in the World Summit also heard speeches fromlate-night talk show host Samantha Bee, actress Scarlett Johansson, and Canadian Prime Minister and self-proclaimed feminist, Justin Trudeau.
Bee took to the stage Thursday to introduce Mrs. Clinton, saying:
‘Ladies and gentlemen, you are not allowed to cry when she talks—that’s not why she’s here today. Please welcome, Hillary Rodham Beyoncé Clinton!’
Watch a clip of Clinton’s interview below, via Twitter:
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