"This is painful and it will be for a long time. But our campaign was never about one person or about one election."
Hillary Clinton spoke publicly on Wednesday morning for the first time since her presidential election loss to Donald Trump.
Clinton took the stage at 11:41 a.m. Eastern and immediately got choked up. She was clearing her throat and wiping her eyes as the room full of supporters cheered.
You can watch the entire speech via ABC's YouTube page below.
I'm sorry that we did not win this election, for the values we share and vision we hold for our country," Clinton said to her supporters. "You represent the best of America and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life."
Clinton was joined onstage by family and campaign partners, including Bill and Chelsea Clinton, as well as running mate Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton.
"I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too," Clinton said. She had tears in her eyes as she urged people to "keep fighting for what's right."
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