In an exclusive preview of her paperback epilogue in the Huffington Post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed what it was like she left President Obama at the White House.
A few months later we said our good-byes. I had lunch with President Obama in his private dining room off the Oval Office. Over fish tacos we discussed a twenty-page memo I had prepared with recommendations for his second term, both building on what we had started and new initiatives. On the way out we paused in the Oval Office. Tearing up, I hugged the President and told him again how much our work and friendship meant to me. And that I’d be on call if he ever needed me.
After she signed her letter of resignation, Clinton recalls her feelings when she left the building.
“For the first time in twenty years, after serving as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, I no longer had any role in government,” she wrote.