Hillary Clinton's memoir, What Happened, details the dramatic campaign which saw Donald Trump defy the odds to become the 45th President of the United States.

Although Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, the electoral college mathematics meant that she did not become the first woman Commander in Chief.

In her memoir she has shared how she would have concluded her victory speech on election night.

She said if she could go back in time and tell anyone in history about the moment she became President of the United States, she would tell her mother.

Dorothy Howell Rodham died in 2011. At the age of 8 she was abandoned by her parents and sent on a train to her relatives across the country.

These relatives would end up mistreating her, favouring Victorian dress and punishing her for minor misdemeanours.

One story relates how she was caught trick-or-treating one Halloween and was confined to her room for an entire year except for attending school. She was not allowed to eat in the kitchen or play in the garden.

Clinton describes her imaginary visit to her mother and her guardians who treated her so cruelly :

Sometimes I think about her on that train.

I wish I could walk down the aisle and find the little wooden seats where she sat, holding tight to her even younger sister, alone, terrified.

She doesn’t yet know how much she will suffer ... I dream of going up to her, and sitting down next to her ... and saying: 

‘Look at me. Listen to me. You will survive.

You will have a good family of your own, and three children. And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the President of the United States.'

HT Huffington Post

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