WATCH: Hillary Clinton Full Children’s Defense Fund Speech

Hillary Clinton Children's Defense Fund Gala FULL Speech 11/16/16Hillary Clinton Childrens Defense Fund Gala FULL Speech. Hillary Clinton: While Divided, America is 'Worth' Fighting For Wed, Nov 16, 2016 The Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gave remarks at a gathering of the Children's Defense Fund. Clinton: "I know that many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too. More than I can ever express." Hillary Clinton delivered her first public remarks since her concession speech last week, briefly addressing the election results during her speech at the Children’s Defense Fund event. “I will admit,” she said, “coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me. There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book and our dogs and never leave the house again.” And then, a few minutes later, she said this: “I know many of you are deeply disappointed about the results of the election. I am too, more than I can ever express, but as I said last week, our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and big-hearted.” Clinton added, “I didn’t get into public service to hold high office.”2016-11-17T02:00:16.000Z

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech at the Children’s Defense Fund on Wednesday evening in what was her first public appearance since conceding the presidential race to Donald Trump.

Clinton came to the event because she was being honored by the organization for her contributions to it over the years. The former presidential candidate said that it was difficult for her to make it out here so soon after her crushing loss.

“I will admit, coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me,” she said. “There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again.”

Clinton went on to say, however, that the work of those at the Children’s Defense Fund inspired her to pick herself back up. She later said that she was deeply disappointed in the results of the election “more than I could ever express,” but that the campaign was never about one person or one election.

She also said that many Americans are afraid this week, recounting a story of meeting with a little girl who was afraid that her parents were going to be deported, saying that there is clearly a lot of work to do. Clinton recommended that Americans across the country get involved in their communities.

As a more positive sentiment, Clinton said that she was happy that there was a consensus in this campaign that there needed to be reforms made when it comes to child care and paid family leave.

Clinton concluded by telling her supporters to continue fighting for their values and to never give up.

“I know this isn’t easy,” she said. “I know that over the past week people have asked themselves whether America is the country we thought it was…But please listen to this when I say this: America is worth it.”