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Hillary Clinton: ‘Don’t lose heart, don’t give up’

Hillary Clinton reemerged for the first time after her unexpected election loss to Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton: 'Don’t lose heart, don’t give up'

In a speech to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee urged supporters not to “lose heart, don’t give up on the values we share.” And she gave among the most personal testimonials ever about the original inspiration for her career in public service: her mother, USA Today reports.

“I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was,” said Clinton, who appeared somewhat somber and without the extra makeup and coiffed hairstyle that had become her signature on the campaign trail.

“The divisions laid bare by this election run deep …. But please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it,” said Clinton. “I urge you, please don’t lose heart, don’t give up on the values we share,” she said. “I ask you to stay engaged, stay engaged on every level,” said Clinton. “That’s how we get through this.”