In a call on Friday with campaign staff and volunteers, Hillary Clinton thanked her supporters for their help and acknowledged how tough her loss on Election Day was.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it: These have been very, very tough days,” Clinton said in the call, according to the Huffington Post. “This is a tough time for our country. I think we have seen how people have been reacting to the events of this election and I know we have got to be reaching out to each other to keep it clear in our own minds that what we did is so important. It looks like we are on the path to winning the popular vote, and that says volumes about the importance of your work and the lasting impact it will have.”
But she told her supporters to 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,” Clinton said, according to CNN.
Clinton thanked her campaign staff, telling supporters, “I believe in everything we fought for and I believe in you,” according to CNN.