Warning: This may make you openly weep. If you're out a bar right now, maybe save this for later. Beers don't mix well with tears.
On Friday night, Hillary Clinton held a conference call with volunteers and told them she was wasn't going to "sugarcoat it." The former Democratic presidential candidate was about to get real.
She went on to inform them that "these have been very, very tough days."
Yes, I'd agree with you on that one, Hill. I've been a wreck this whole week. In fact, it's very, very tough just writing about this.
While bringing up the fact that she managed to win the popular vote, Clinton made sure to press her volunteers to "get back out there and keep fighting."
Listen, this is a hard loss for all of us because we know what was at stake in this election and we've got to do everything we can to continue to support the causes we believe in. When you're ready, I hope you will get back out there and keep fighting. I never thought this campaign was about one person or one election.
She's right. We must never cease to remember that while this is certainly a loss, Hillary's platform still endures if we never stop fighting for her values.
This is a tough time for our country. I think we've seen how people have reacted to events of this election and I know that we've got to be reaching out to each other to keep it clear in our own minds that what we did is so important.
Honestly, I cannot imagine how she's holding it together right now. Thankfully, according to Clinton, thinking about her aides "certainly lifted my spirits over the last few days."
She wrapped up saying,
I believe in everything we fought for, and I believe in you. So thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
No, Hillary. Thank you.