Hillary Clinton’s visit to “The View” started with warm, long hugs, and ended with a gift.
The former Democratic presidential candidate entered the stage to Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” and “The View” co-hosts’ eager greetings.
Whoopi Goldberg’s introduction was interrupted several times by cheers from the audience as Clinton took her seat.
Joy Behar expressed how shocked she was when Clinton lost the election.
“I was sure you were going to win” Behar told Clinton, to which Clinton responded to a laughing crowd, “So was I.”
“I went into mourning” Behar said, as the screen behind her showed the liberal host on election night wearing a black veil.
As the interview went on, Clinton and the women of “The View” commiserated over why the 69-year-old former Secretary of State lost the election to a man with zero political experience.
“I argue in the book, and I am pleased that other independent analysts have reached the same conclusion,” Clinton said. “I would have won if it wasn’t for [the Comey letter.]”
Clinton said it was only on election night that she realized she was not going to win.
“It was a shock…it wasn’t until that night that it really hit me,” Clinton recalled. “[Bill and I] didn’t cry that night… I write really painfully about what happened that…