Top Clinton Adviser: She Didn’t ‘Contemplate Losing’ the White House

Hillary Clinton

A top campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton said the former Democratic nominee "really didn't contemplate losing" the presidential election to her opponent Donald Trump.

The unnamed adviser told People magazine on Wednesday that campaign staff were unsure of what Clinton would do next.

Clinton publicly conceded the presidential race to Trump on Wednesday morning, roughly nine hours after the race had been officially called for the business mogul.

"This is not the outcome that we wanted and we worked so hard for, and I am sorry that we did not win this election," Clinton told supporters and campaign staff in New York.

Clinton told People in a recent interview that she would "hopefully" wake up to good news on Nov. 9, "and I'll be able to both get to work–and figure out how I'm going to have some fun."

Clinton's defeat on election night stunned the nation after polling had pegged Trump well behind the former secretary of state.

David Gergen, a CNN political adviser who formerly served as an aide to Bill Clinton, said Wednesday that Clinton would "fall back on" her religious faith to deal with the loss.