Speaking to reporters Wednesday evening, Hillary Clinton said she was “relieved and very grateful” that her final debate with Donald Trump was over. The Democratic nominee also expressed concern that her opponent may not accept the outcome of the election next month.
After a strong debate performance, Clinton boarded her plane, met with applause by her staff. The former secretary of state spent a few minutes speaking to reporters about her final showdown against her opponent Donald Trump.
“I had my very first debate in this campaign on October 13, 2015, so it’s been a year and now we have finished our last debate, and I’m feeling both relieved and very grateful,” she said.
Reporters asked Clinton whether she would accept the outcome of the election, to which the former secretary of state chuckled and pivoted her focus to Trump’s refusal to say whether he would accept the election’s outcome. The Democratic nominee called Trump’s remarks “horrifying.”
“Our country has been around for 240 years and we are a country based on laws and we’ve had hot, contested elections going back to the very beginning,” Clinton said. She added that one America’s “hallmarks” has been to accept outcomes as “free and fair elections.”
“Somebody wins and somebody loses,” Clinton said.