SAN FRANCISCO/PALO ALTO, Calif. (KTVU) - Hillary Clinton received a warm welcome in San Francisco Friday during a stop on her 'What Happened' book-signing tour for her best-selling memoir of the 2016 election.
Hundreds of people waited for hours outside the Books Inc. Van Ness Avenue location at Civic Center to spend a brief moment with the Democratic presidential nominee. Many of them just wanted to say 'thank you'.
People KTVU spoke with said, despite her defeat last November, they are proud of what Clinton accomplished, becoming the first woman to receive a major party nomination for president.
"I could come all the way from China to see her. I didn't but I would come from China," said Marali Natalia. She actually came from Los Angeles.
It's an opportunity for me to thank Hillary for everything she's done and how she inspired me for the past 30 years. I'm very proud I voted for her since 2008.
The line stretched for blocks, outside the store. Many people were wearing t-shirts and pins from the former Secretary of State's run for the White House.
Clinton signed copies of her current best seller as well as her new illustrated children's book, 'It Takes A Village'.
Following the signing, Clinton headed to Stanford University, where she helped launch a new initiative on digital policy and democracy.
She addressed Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying there was a deliberate effort to "demoralize and disillusion" democrats in key states.
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