Hillary Clinton Says Wine Helped Her Get Through Her Election Loss

Same, Hillary, same.

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As the Trump administration keeps chugging along, causing ever more awkward moments with fellow world leaders, Hillary Clinton is opening up about what's helping her get through it all. And the answer is the same as the rest of us: wine.

Clinton gave the commencement speech Friday at her alma mater, Wellesley College. It wasn't the first time at that podium, either; she gave the speech when she herself graduated from the school 49 years ago. (Yes, she was that big of a deal, even in her early 20s.) She also gave another commencement speech in 1992.

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This time around, she reminisced about her time at Wellesley and how her parents encouraged her to "stick it out" after she got intimidated by the academics. "I couldn't think of any place I'd rather be this year than right here," she said.

"You may have heard that things didn't go exactly as I planned but, you know what, I'm doing okay," she said. "I've gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren." She joked that "long walks in the woods" and "organizing my closet" helped her process things. "I won't lie, Chardonnay helped a little, too," she said with a smile. Which is the most relatable thing Clinton has likely ever said in her life.

"But here's what helped most of all," she said. "Remember who I am, where I come from, and what I believe. And that is what Wellesley means to me." You can watch her full speech below:

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.