Trending 10th November 2016 by Victoria Stokes
Hillary Clinton Wore Purple During Her Concession Speech Yesterday For A Very Powerful Reason
It was a day charged with emotion.
It’s been one of the most divisive and hard-fought election battles in recent history, and there’s no doubt that when Hillary Clinton lost out on the presidency to Republican candidate Donald Trump yesterday, emotions were high.
Proving what a worthy leader she would have been, Hillary Clinton took to the stage in Manhattan’s New Yorker Hotel and delivered her concession speech with poise, grace, passion and humility.
But it wasn’t just Hillary’s well-chosen words that made an impactful statement, it was also her choice of outfit.
People on Twitter were quick to notice Hillary’s purple lapels and Bill’s matching purple tie, noting that the colour is a mix of blue and red, the democratic and republican colours, hence delivering a message of unity.
Hillary Clinton in a purple pantsuit…I see you. We aren’t red or blue. We are one nation that needs to take action. #USElection2016
— Lynnea Laskowski (@nana_ailinna) November 9, 2016
That moment when I realized @HillaryClinton was wearing purple because red and blue together make purple. ???????
— Amanda Swafford (@amandaswaff) November 9, 2016
Hillary and Bill both wearing purple—blue effortlessly embracing red—is the first small but important step I can use today. pic.twitter.com/t5lelRSRpq
— Marc Snetiker (@MarcSnetiker) November 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton takes the stage, wearing purple lapels, because she is 100% grade-A integrity.
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) November 9, 2016
Everyone on stage with Hillary right now is wearing purple, the combination of red and blue. What a beautiful visual of togetherness.
— rachael burke (@thatsso_rachael) November 9, 2016
We’re still with her. Love trumps hate.
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