Hillary Clinton is “hurting” following her election loss to Donald Trump, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday.
“I think it is fair to say she’s hurting,” Feinstein said during an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. The Democrat had lunch with Clinton last week when the former secretary of state visited Capitol Hill to attend Nevada Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement party.
“She is brave,” Feinstein said of Clinton.
“She is a real professional in the sense of her values, care, concern. I think all of us know who watch that campaign, it was a very hard campaign for her — the name-calling, the email intrusion, the misinterpretation of what she had done with the emails,” she continued.
Clinton has made only a few public appearances since losing to Trump last month. She has also been spotted hiking in the woods near her mansion in Chappaqua, N.Y.In her first public appearance, at a gala for the Children’s Defense Fund held about a week after Election Day, Clinton talked about her struggle with the loss.
“Now I will admit, coming here tonight wasn’t the easiest thing for me,” said Clinton, who appeared disheveled. “There have been a few times this past week when all I wanted to do was just to curl up with a good book or our dogs and never leave the house again.” (RELATED: In Her First Speech Since Losing The Election, Hillary Says She’s Struggling To Leave Her House)
“I think she has a spine of steel,” Feinstein added. “I think she’s going to come through this fine, but I think this is really a tough time for a wonderful human being.”