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Hillary Clinton's Patriotic Shoes Grab Attention (Photo)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, wore very patriotic sneakers to a Memorial Day parade in her hometown of Chappaqua, New York.

Wearing white and blue, Hillary marched in the parade during the rain with blue reflective sunglasses. On her feet, she had sneakers featuring stars and stripes, the Daily Mail reports.

David Weissmann, a spokesman for Verizon Wireless, shared a photo of Hillary on Twitter with the caption: "Amazing sneakers worn by [Hillary Clinton] at [Memorial Day] Parade in Chappaqua today."

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Hillary was joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York at the parade. All three carried American flag umbrellas. The Clintons attend the parade yearly, according to the Daily Mail.

"A rainy but wonderful morning march in the Chappaqua Memorial Day Parade. Thinking of our veterans who gave their lives for this country," Hillary tweeted.

The former presidential nominee posed for pictures with others who marched after completing the parade route.

Hillary's participation in the public parade occurred after her first in-depth interview since losing the presidential election was published in New York magazine.

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The interview took place at the Clintons' Chappaqua home on the day after Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey, whom she believes is responsible for her loss because he released additional information just before the election from the closed investigation into her use of a personal email server while serving as secretary of state.

“I am less surprised than I am worried,” Hillary said in the interview of the Comey firing. “Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was done to me in July and then particularly in October.” “[H]aving said that, I think what’s going on now is an effort to derail and bury the Russia inquiry, and I think that’s terrible for our country.”

"[I hope] this abrupt and distressing action will raise enough questions in the minds of Republicans for them to conclude that it is worthy of careful attention, because left unchecked … this will not just bite Democrats, or me; this will undermine our electoral system,” she continued.

During the interview, Hillary also reflected on the night she lost the presidential election.

This was a crushing, devastating blow. ... I just thought we had to get through this with a level of dignity and integrity, and there’d be plenty of time to try to figure out what went wrong and what we could have done differently, but for that moment we just had to stick to the ritualistic process: Okay, when I was sure, I have to call Trump. I want to call Obama. And then I have to figure out what I’m gonna do the next day … I had to get through that before I could go, ‘What the hell just happened?’ and be angry and upset. And be disappointed and feel I let people down and feel everything that I felt.

Hillary also commented about having to sit through Trump's inauguration: "It was really ... difficult."

She is now living a much quieter, not-so-busy life and working on a new book that will be a collection of essays that riff on her favorite quotations.

Sources: Daily Mail, Hillary Clinton/Twitter, David Weissmann/Twitter, New York / Photo credit: U.S. Embassy New Delhi/Flickr

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