Hillary Clinton was disconsolate after losing the presidential election to Republican Donald Trump, according to the former editor-in-chief of New York Magazine. In an interview with host Steve Malzberg of NewsMax TV, Ed Klein said that his source told him that at about 6:30 a.m. in the hours after conceding victory to Trump, Clinton called an old friend to unload her grief and disappointment. “She was crying inconsolably,” said Klein. “She couldn’t stop crying, and her friend said -- a female friend from way, way back -- said that it was even hard to understand what she was saying she was crying so hard.” 
 
Klein continued, saying that the friend could finally understand that Clinton was blaming FBI Director James Comey and President Barack Obama for her failure to win the election. When Klein asked the source for clarification, Clinton’s friend answered, “Hillary felt that the President could have stopped Comey a long time ago, because that is what Bill said.” Klein continued, “with Clinton, it’s never her fault.” He added, “It has been this way all through her career.”
 
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on November 9, Clinton's campaign director John Podesta appeared on the dais where Clinton had been expected by her fans to speak. Rather than speaking to them personally, Clinton had left while Podesta urged the crowd to go home as the election results favoring Donald Trump continued to come in. 
 
During her concession speech today, 12 hours after her defeat at the hands of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton spoke with controlled emotion and issued a warning: ”We have seen our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but I still believe in America and I always will." With former president Bill Clinton and running mate Sen. Tim Kaine at her side, she said congratulated Trump and “offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.”
 
“Our campaign was never about one person or even one election, it was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted.
 
"We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
 
Clinton offered thanks to her family, Sen. Kaine and family, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama, as well as community organizers, labor union officials, and others.
 
Admitting her disappointment over the loss, she addressed young people who had supported her candidacy. “This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.  It is — it is worth it.”
 
Calling on her supporters to continue to “keep up this fights,” she expressed for being the “champion” of women. “Now, I — I know — I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And — and to all 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.”

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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