While others were honoring the more than 2,400 who fell 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor, marking America’s entry into World War II, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was bemoaning Hillary Clinton‘s loss in the election last month.
She described Donald Trump’s surprise election day victory as being “soul-crushing” and “like a punch to the stomach.”
Clip via Politico
“Obviously we were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like a, I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description,” Jarrett told Politico in a “Women Rule” event. “But that’s the democracy that we have: the people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business of doing our job.”
She described President Obama’s demeanor following the election, however, as cheerful.
“He sets the tone and he’s upbeat. He’s excited about what we’ve accomplished,” she continued, speaking of the president. “And so I think the mood is a lot better today than it was the day after the election, that’s for sure.”
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