On Thursday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a holiday party at the Plaza Hotel in New York City as a thank you to her top donors, advisers and VIP boosters.
The holiday party reportedly boasted a somber mood. One guest told Page Six:
“It was like a wake with a band.”
Advisers Huma Abedin, John Podesta and Robby Mook were spotted in the crowd, according to Page Six.
In line with the funeral-like atmosphere, one guests said the party brought a “sense of closure.”
“No one has any illusion of ‘the band coming back together again.’ But people did walk out of there with a mission.”
It has been reported that Hillary Clinton addressed her supporters at the shindig, while her family joined her on stage.
Less than 200 miles away, President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters were singing a much different tune.
On Thursday night, Donald Trump continued his “Thank You” tour in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The crowd, estimated to be about 12,000 people, cheered throughout the entire event. Trump’s speech offered a reflection on the election, a thank you to the black community and promises to the United States military.
Donald Trump wished his supporters a “Merry Christmas” as his speech ended.
A striking example of the two very different ways Americans have responded to this year’s heated election.