Hillary Clinton’s Heartbreaking Account of ‘Devastating’ Election Aftermath

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During her appearance at a fundraising benefit for Camp Olmsted on Thursday, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalled in vivid detail the 2016 presidential election aftermath. During the riveting Q&A session, Hillary was asked how she coped with the unexpected results of the election.

In some of her most personal and candid remarks about the election aftermath, and particularly her grieving process, Hillary described the event as “devastating,” and recalled how moments after walking off the stage following her concession speech, she felt the entire weight of the loss on her.

“I couldn’t speak,” Clinton said. “I didn’t have any internal resources left.” Her comments are the most vulnerable she’s made about the election yet, with some social media users calling it “heart-breaking,” but also demonstrate her trademark strength, resilience, and character.

Ending with her trademark sense of humor, Clinton added that she relied heavily on prayer, yoga, and her “fair share of chardonnay.”

The event was also noted for the warm reception Clinton received and gracious introduction by the church’s pastor and long-time Clinton friend. “Sister Hillary, we love you,” he said to uproarious applause from the audience.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down,” Clinton writes in her new memoir “What Happened.” The book, which recounts the events and aftermath of the 2016 presidential election and campaign season, is set for release on September 12, 2017 by Simon & Shuster.  You can purchase a copy here.

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Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com