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Clinton Approached by People ‘Scared’ After Election

Hillary Clinton thanked her campaign team after a hard fought election season last Friday.

The Hill reports:

In a speech thanking her staff Friday night, Hillary Clinton said she has spoken to Americans who feel “scared” in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

“Today, I heard from one of the people I met who lives in fear of her parents being deported and she’s scared to death that it’s going to happen,” Clinton said, according to Fast Company.

“I heard from a young man I’ve known for a very long time, who is gay, and he said, ‘What’s going to happen to me? And what’s going to happen to my friends?’ I’ve heard from countless women who know that the rights we’ve fought for for so long are on the line,” she added.

The campaign held a goodbye party Friday at the New York Marriott in Brooklyn, where her campaign headquarters had been located.

The former Secretary of State was met with a long applause from her staff, who held “Thank you” signs in the air, according to the report. Clinton reiterated that the fight was not over, despite the election loss.

“We can’t just throw up our hands and walk away from these fights,” she said.

In the days since Trump’s victory, protesters have taken to the streets in major cities across the country to voice their opposition to the president-elect. Demonstrators have cited Trump’s rhetoric regarding women and minorities as part of their frustration.

“I’ve heard from an incredible group of people in the last few days who are both very distressed about the outcome of the election but also beginning to think about the future, to make sure that the power and the energy and the commitment and the intelligence that we amassed in this campaign will continue in some way to make a difference,” Clinton said.

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