Mack McLarty, Bill Clinton’s first chief-of-staff, said: “Despite the grave disappointment, resilience is in the Clintons’ DNA. So, while I certainly don’t expect to see them trying to assert their authority, I think there will be natural and welcome opportunities for them to engage.”
The humiliating defeat to Trump is expected to see the Clintons withdraw from front-line politics in favour of supporting other Democratic allies.
Among one of the key priorities for the Clintons is to groom the next generation of political leaders instead of running for public office again, according to Politico.
Hillary and Bill Clinton attended Donald Trump’s inauguration
Many of the people who are involved in the political world got their starts in the Clinton world
Skip Rutherford, a founding member of the Clinton foundation, said: “I would be surprised [to see Bill Clinton step away from politics] only because he has so many friends who are still involved, who he’s worked with for so many years.
“Many of the people who are involved in the political world got their starts in the Clinton world, so there’s a whole base of people who are connected to both Clintons.
Hillary Clinton has also been conducting a private post mortem with her aides in an attempt to come to terms with her devastating loss.
Her former campaign manager Robby Mook has been roped in to examine polling errors and look at data as to why she underperformed with certain demographics.
Hillary Clinton lost the US Presidential election to Donald Trump
“People want to know that their investment was treated with respect, but that their mistakes wouldn’t be repeated.”