Getting some much-needed fresh air. Hillary Clinton was spotted on a hike with her husband, Bill, and their dogs in Westchester County, New York, on Wednesday, November 9, two days after she lost the election to Donald Trump.
In a photo posted by fellow outdoor enthusiast Margot Gerstner on Thursday, November 10, the former secretary of state looks relaxed and dressed down in an oversize black hoodie, brown tights and black flats as she smiles for the camera next to Gerstner, who is hefting her toddler daughter on her back.
“I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking,” Gerstner captioned the image. “So I decided to take them to one of [my] favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing.”
“As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her.”
According to Gerstner, the former Democratic presidential nominee was gracious in her reply. “She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk,” the starstruck New Yorker continued. “Now, I’m not one for signs but I think I’ll definitely take this one. So proud. #iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness.”
Clinton delivered a concession speech to her supporters and staff at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City one day earlier, on Wednesday, November 9. During the event, she and Bill both donned purple, and Clinton, 69, managed to deliver a dignified speech, though she clearly was emotional.
“Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country,” she began her speech. “I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.”
Later in her speech, Clinton delivered a special message to any young girls and women who might be listening: “And to all of the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”