Hillary Clinton is still wrapped up in her election defeat to President Trump.
In fact, she's so concerned by it that Clinton just put out a new book titled “What Happened?”
On Tuesday, Clinton made an appearance at Barnes & Noble in New York to do her first book signing.
First, she was late to the event, as her supporters had already waited hours for her to arrive:
Clinton is now almost an hour late to her 11 am NYC book signing and I'm told she is not here yet. Lines of supporters tired but not moving. pic.twitter.com/guKFyNJIJC
— Lois Beckett (@loisbeckett) September 12, 2017
Barnes & Noble had an entire Hillary Clinton section for the occasion:
People have been lining up outside the Union Square Barnes & Noble since 4:00 pm yesterday to see Hillary Clinton for her first book signing pic.twitter.com/PmgGSRGC3T
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) September 12, 2017
One Twitter user had to ask where Trump's book was:
“Hi, do you have any copies of The Art Of The Deal?” pic.twitter.com/0KeZwyx6j8
— alx_ (@alx_) September 12, 2017
While many people did show up for the signing, they were handed a note of rules for interacting with the failed presidential candidate.
Strict rules for attendees of Clinton's book signing in NYC pic.twitter.com/lUPC3dbxJS
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) September 12, 2017
The rules read:
A limited number of wristbands for entry will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis with purchase of the featured title at Barnes and Noble Union Square. Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign copies of her new release, What Happened and the 2017 illustrated children's edition of It Takes a Village, no exceptions or personalizing. She will sign up to two books per customer, one of which must be What Happened.
No other books or memorabilia, please. Posed photos or selfies will be not be taking place. Please be aware that, due to increased security, customers will not be allowed to bring any large items on to the third or fourth floor. A bag check will be provided on the second floor.
Wristbands will be distributed in four separate colors to denote your place in line once you've purchased your book(s). Each color will correspond to a specific place in the store to which you will be led to prior to the event. If you wish to leave after purchasing your book(s) you may do so, as your admittance will still be guaranteed upon returning to the store with your wristband.
However, if your wristband color group has already moved up to the event space you will be asked to join the following wristband color group (at the end of that line.) Book purchase and wristbands are both required to meet the author, no exceptions. Customers without wristbands will not be allowed to participate in any capacity. (children 12 and under are not required to purchase an additional book or obtain a wristband when accompanied by an adult with a valid wristband).
Hillary Clinton, everyone, the one person who can make even a book signing as bureaucratic and nonpersonal as possible.
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