Mom ‘heartbroken’ over election bumps into Hillary Clinton during hike
CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – A New York woman trying to shake off her disappointment over Donald Trump’s victory went hiking on Thursday with her daughter to clear her head, and ran into Hillary and Bill Clinton apparently doing the same thing!
Margot Gerster said she took her daughters to her favorite place in Chappaqua, New York, which is where the Clintons have lived for years.
“We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing,” Gerster wrote on Facebook. “As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was.”
Gerster said she got to hug Hillary Clinton and told her “one of my proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her.”
After chatting for a few minutes, Bill snapped a photo of Gerster posing with Hillary and they parted ways.
“Now, I’m not one for signs but I think ill definitely take this one,” Gerster wrote. “So proud.”
The post received hundreds of comments in the first two hours on Facebook.
But it wasn’t Gerster’s first interaction with Clinton. When Gerster was in high school, she met Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser that her mother hosted in Clinton’s honor at Crabtree’s Kittle House in Chappaqua.