Sep 11, 2017 by Will Maule

Hillary Clinton Says She Turned To Prayer After 'Devastating' Election Loss

Former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said that she turned to prayer following her 'devastating' loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election. Speaking at New York's Riverside Church, Clinton opened up about her faith and how she managed to get through such a huge dissapointment.

"I didn't think I would lose. The two best politicians I know, my husband and Barack Obama, did not think I would lose. And so when it happened, it just threw me back and threw me on to my own internal resources and I knew that I had to get up the morning after the election ... I had to demonstrate the kind of personal composure and strength in order to deliver a concession speech but to do it in a way that wasn't bitter or angry," she said.

"I tried very hard to do that and I also tried to make it clear that we all hoped that the new president would succeed. We wanted to give him a chance. But as soon as Bill and I left that stage I just really felt the whole weight of it on me. And we were in the back seat of the car on our way back to our home. I couldn't speak, I couldn't really have any internal resources left," she explained.

Clinton then went on to explain that she used prayer to help her get through the disappointment, as detailed in her new book 'What Happened.' 

"When I write in the book about getting through that period, I relied on several tools one of which was prayer and I was lifted up and blessed by a lot of people who sent me prayers, sent me spiritual readings," she said.

"I also had the support of my family, I got to see the world anew from the eyes of my grandchildren. My friends rallied around and were so supportive. I did some yoga, tried alternate nostril breathing, I highly recommend it. It kinda calms you down. And yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay."

Watch her talk below. 

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