In one of her rare public appearances since the November election, Hillary Clinton attended the final performance of The Color Purple and received a broadway standing ovation.
Clinton attended the show with her daughter Chelsea and husband Bill. In stark contrast to Vice President-elect Mike Pence, she was on the receiving end of multiple ovations.
The Clinton’s were met with applause and cheers upon arrival at the theater and again as the show concluded. The cast of The Color Purple praised Clinton as they delivered their farewell speech. Patrice Covington, one of the actresses, singled out the former Democratic presidential candidate as she addressed the audience.
“There’s a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today. I’m not going to call them all out — I know you already know them.”
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The audience certainly knew exactly who Covington was referring to and subsequently erupted in applause.
Audience member Jordan Serpone told the New York Times that,
“I was having every emotion I’ve tried to get rid of over the past few weeks. She shouldn’t be here. She should be planning her cabinet.”