Clinton: “It’s going to be a very, very, difficult period.”
The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said she’s still hopeful and that the nation is ready to go “back to work.”
The “welcome” message she and other Democrats are sending the country now is, “Don’t panic,” she said.
Clinton’s words were echoed by former Maryland Gov.
Martin O’Malley, who said his party’s support is stronger than ever and “not just for Bernie Sanders but for all of the progressive candidates in the race.”
Clinton is also planning to campaign for her Democratic opponent, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, in the battleground state of Virginia on Monday.
O’Malley’s endorsement was seen as a surprise given that he’s been one of Clinton’s harshest critics and has been a major critic of the former secretary’s handling of classified information during her tenure.
Omarosa Manigault, the Republican governor of Virginia who endorsed Kaine, said Monday that her endorsement of Kaine would be “a very big moment” in the campaign.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Clinton, calling her “Crooked Hillary,” and said his campaign has “no choice” but to “take her down.”