FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, Hillary Clinton, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, right, pauses while speaking to staff and supporters at the New Yorker Hotel in New York. Hillary Clinton introduced singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the annual event in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Katy Perry was the night’s big honoree, but Hillary Clinton got the biggest ovation as the former presidential candidate presented the pop star with an award from UNICEF at Tuesday’s Snowflake Ball.

Clinton, who lost the recent election to Donald Trump, gave Perry the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for her charitable efforts with the organization. Her appearance at the event was a surprise, and Clinton got a sustained standing ovation from the cheering crowd.

She described Perry as someone who has “the spirit and the energy and the compassion that Audrey Hepburn brought to her work from UNICEF.”

She added that Perry had the most Twitter followers, then jokingly added that she “might have some competition” — an apparent reference to the ever-tweeting president-elect.

Clinton also said Perry’s lyrics “remind us when you get knocked down to get back up” — causing more cheers to erupt in the audience.

Perry was a big supporter of the Democrat, who won the popular vote, and even campaigned for her. She broke into tears when Clinton surprised her with her appearance at the event.

In her acceptance speech, Perry credited Clinton for helping use her voice for more than just her hits.

“Hillary has lit that voice inside of me, and that light will never go out!” she shouted.

“It will get brighter and brighter and brighter. Thank you, Hillary. You motivate me and so many millions of people who appreciate you for your incredible work,” Perry said as the crowd gave Clinton another ovation.

Clinton has made only one other public appearance at an event since conceding the race to Trump.

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3 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Makes Appearance At UNICEF Benefit

  1. This is typical “white” women now feel badly for not having supported Clinton. They did not support their own (both racially and sexually) To compensate they give the woman they just beat up a standing ovation. Really? To all those young things who said before the cameras “oh we can have a woman president, just not this woman” I say to you young things just when do you think there will be another woman as qualified to be president. Just because we have Trump don’t think for one moment we can have a fool like Trump as a woman. Opportunity missed is a missed opportunity

    • specialt757 on said:

      Peace…you make a great point, the country would proudly vote in a fool for a president as long as he was a (white) man, but they would never vote a woman they thought was a fool (not saying Hilary was a fool, by far she was much more experienced and intelligent than the idiot that was elected). I also liked the ‘opportunity’ analysis.

  2. She’s doing benefits while the nutcase is tweeting about ppl being locked up for burning s damn flag that was prolly made if China. His ass needs to be locked up for Scaming ppl. I hope ppl burn the damn flag on his Inauguration Day.

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