I genuinely don't think she ever gave any serious thought to losing to someone like Trump, who will now become the only President never to serve in political life or the military.
The 36-year-old mother-of-two was pictured holding hands with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and beaming up at him.
Earlier in the day, the two attended Chelsea's mother's concession speech at the New Yorker hotel.
With Vice President Joe Biden at his side, a sometimes smiling but always composed Obama said Tuesday's election in which his party's nominee lost the nation's highest office was a setback for his agenda but not for the nation. We're patriots first.' After he spoke some of his staff openly wept at the result, one saying of the day: 'I'm so sad.' Obama said he has instructed his entire staff to cooperate with the Trump team during the 73 days before the January inauguration.
'We are now all rooting for his success in uniting the country,' he said. 'It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences,' Obama declared.
Trump won because he challenged all political convention and every single facet of the establishment.
I was struck by the sheer scale of cocky complacency which enveloped the Hillary Clinton camp in the past few weeks as Election Day approached.