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In First Public Appearance, Hillary Clinton Says “Fight for Our Values … America Is Worth It”

Hillary Clinton speaks at a Children’s Defense Fund gala in Washington, D.C.

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Hillary Clinton made her first public appearance Wednesday night since her Nov. 9 concession speech. Speaking at a Washington, D.C., event for the Children’s Defense Fund, the organization where she got her start as an intern, Clinton acknowledged, “coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me.” Clinton touched on children’s issues during her speech that she had committed to before last week’s election but also addressed the results, and her supporters, without mentioning Donald Trump by name.

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Clinton:

I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too. More than I can ever express. But as I said last week, our campaign was never about one person or even one election, it was about the country we love and about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.

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Clinton:

I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week a lot of people have asked themselves whether America was the country we thought it was. The divisions laid bare by this election run deep. But please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it. Our children our worth it. Believe in our country; fight for our values; and never ever give up. Because over the past two years I’ve met so many people who have reaffirmed my faith in our country …

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