In the days and weeks following her surprise loss, allies say it was difficult for Clinton to read the headlines. Instead, she went on long walks in and around her home Chappaqua, N.Y. and out to dinner with her husband. She caught The Color Purple and Sunset Boulevard on Broadway and went grocery shopping for the first time in months.
But those who have spoken to her since then say she’s trying her best to move on from the bruising campaign.
“She’s in a much better place than she was in two months ago,” said one confidant who has spoken to her in the last few weeks. “I think she’s very much forward-thinking and -looking than people think she is right now.
“I don’t think she’s obsessing about the past but she’s focused on a ‘country-first’ type thing,” the confidant added.