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  • So you went to the Inauguration.

  • I did.

  • And was that something that you had to do?

  • Well, I felt, yes, an obligation.

  • Because I was going not as the opponent but as a former First

  • Lady.

  • And part of what we try to do, whether you're

  • Democrats or Republicans, is to demonstrate continuity, right?

  • Yeah, you look happy there.

  • Well, I have to say, we did try to get out of it,

  • to be totally honest.

  • I write about it in the book.

  • We called Jimmy Carter.

  • We called both Bushes.

  • They were all going.

  • The elder Bushes ended up in the hospital,

  • so they didn't have to go, but the rest of us went.

  • Lucky them.

  • Yeah, I know.

  • We were all envious.

  • So the rest of us went.

  • But, you know, as you said at the end, when

  • I gave my concession speech, I said, look, we all

  • want this president to succeed.

  • And we all should want every president,

  • regardless of who that president is, to succeed.

  • So I went to the Inauguration with that hope.

  • And it was a painful and disappointing experience.

  • But the march the next day was really terrific.

  • That made up for it.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • And we can't stop that, you know?

  • No.

  • No.

  • And part of what I have found--

  • you know, I've done 15 big events.

  • I've done about 18 book signings.

  • I've seen tens of thousands of people in the last three

  • or four months, being on the book tour.

  • And part of my message is-- for a lot of people,

  • it's the fist time they've become active.

  • They're really activated by their disagreements

  • and their fears about what's happening in Washington.

  • And that's great.

  • But you have to keep it going.

  • You can't get tired and get discouraged,

  • because our system depends upon people standing up and speaking

  • out and, of course, voting.

  • So I've been really overcome by the stories

  • that people have told me.

  • I sit in these bookstores and I sign the books--

  • and we cap it at 1,000 people.

  • And I try to talk to everybody who comes through.

  • And everyone has a story.

  • And sometimes little girls come with pantsuits

  • on and Wonder Woman costumes.

  • And I'm really heartened that so many people who didn't ever

  • consider themselves political are out there.

  • And they're really standing up and speaking out.

  • And that's good for the country.

  • Yeah.

  • Well, that's what this is forcing us to do.

  • This is forcing us to stand up and say,

  • enough is enough-- sort of like the #MeToo movement.

  • We have all decided enough is enough.

  • You have to be proud, though, that 20,000 women are now

  • running for office.

  • 20,000 women.

  • Yes.

  • I am thrilled.

  • Thrilled.

  • Amazing.

  • I got you something.

  • It's the holiday season.

  • You like a pantsuit, and ugly sweaters are very popular.

  • I don't know if you know that.

  • Oh, I have a bunch of them.

  • Oh, good.

  • OK.

  • Well, then, this will be perfect for your holiday attire.

  • I love it!

  • That's great.

  • All right.

  • I'd like to see a picture.

  • Instagram it.

  • On the back is a Christmas tree.

  • Well, I will.

  • All right.

  • I'll do it.

  • I promise.

  • Absolutely.

  • I look forward to it.

  • All right.

  • The name of the book is What Happened.

  • Everybody in the audience, you're getting a copy.

So you went to the Inauguration.

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