Since being handed a devastating loss in the presidential election this past November, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been laying pretty low.
She even failed to make the expected concession speech on election night, leaving embattled Campaign Chair John Podesta to address her distraught volunteers and supporters. She emerged only the next day to rally what was left of her troops.
After that, Clinton’s public appearances grew farther and farther apart — leading up to a Christmas party that could only be described as “lackluster.” One attendee went a step farther, telling Page Six:
“It was like a wake with a band.”
But then New York Times reporter Carolyn Ryan shared a photo she received from former colleague Mike Smith:
Hillary at breakfast this morning at Mohonk Mountain House, upstate New York. Photo by my former NYT colleague Mike Smith. pic.twitter.com/yyrVQT43vt
— carolynryan (@carolynryan) December 28, 2016
And America quickly noticed that Clinton looked no less woebegone at breakfast than at her holiday party last week:
Lose your influence, lose dining partners. Probably had to pick up her own tab too.
— Political Parrot ?? (@bvparrot) December 28, 2016
She's practicing her prison face…..
— ??Carmenzoid Smith???? (@CarmenzoidSmith) December 28, 2016
broken woman. but better her broken than the nation falling.
— Rani (@MilitaryRosary) December 28, 2016
— Rusty Weiss ??? (@rustyweiss74) December 28, 2016
A few cracked jokes about emails. Too soon?
— MAGAman Dan (@DoesAnyoneGetIt) December 28, 2016
Her and those damn emails.
— The Black Vault (@blackvaultcom) December 28, 2016
A few jumped to Clinton’s defense:
I've admired Hillary for 25+ years and have been a supporter. No one "deserves" to be POTUS. But if anyone ever did, it's her.
— namseer (@namseer) December 28, 2016
Clinton has not announced any concrete future plans, but her comments immediately after the election left her some wiggle room on the subject: “This loss hurts. But please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.”