While Donald Trump was meeting with President Obama on Thursday to discuss handing over the keys to the White House, Hillary Clinton was taking a much-needed walk in the woods.
Trying to work off her own post-election stress, a Clinton supporter bumped into the Clintons while strolling with her children in Chappaqua, New York.
“So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” the Westchester County mom wrote. “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.”
Gerster got a hug and a selfie — snapped by Bill! — with the former Democratic nominee as they both tried to smile through the pain of the past few days.
See Gerster’s Facebook post below.
After voting in Chappaqua on Tuesday and subsequently losing the election to Trump, Clinton has kept a low profile since delivering her emotional concession speech on Wednesday.
“This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for,” Hillary told a crowd made up of campaign staff and supporters in New York. “And I am sorry we did not win this election.
“I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort,” she continued.
Clinton closed by saying how grateful she is to be an American and for all that the country has given to her. “And I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together … our best days are still ahead of us,” she said.
Hillary and Bill purchased their white barn-like house in Chappaqua in 1999, and have been using it as an escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan ever since. It even has a guest house for the Secret Service agents to sleep in.
Located in a rural area on 1.1 acres of land, it’s an idyllic spot to hang out with their dogs and avoid the post-election aftermath.