Hillary concedes: It’s painful but we must give Trump a chance

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Hilary Clinton

Hilary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has publicly conceded defeat, acknowledging the pain of the loss,while calling on her supporters to give US President-elect Donald Trump a chance to lead.

Appearing in public for the first time since conceding defeat, the Democrat said in New York that she hoped Trump would be a successful president for all Americans.

And incumbent president Barack Obama, who congratulated his successor in a phone call in the early hours of the morning, said it was no secret that he and Trump had pretty significant differences but that the country needed to unite and move forward.

Trump will become the 45th US president following an election victory that has shocked not only Americans but the entire world.

“We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought,” Clinton said in an emotional speech.

“I’m sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country,” Mrs Clinton told her supporters in her address in New York.

The former first lady and US secretary of state also urged her supporters to respect the election result, saying the constitution enshrines the peaceful transition of power.

“We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. But some day, someone will,” Mrs Clinton said, referring to her failure to become the first female US president.

“To all the little girls watching… never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” she said.

President Obama, speaking in Washington, also said that he would work to ensure a smooth transition to a Trump administration and that, despite their differences, we are “all rooting for his success.”

He will hold his first transition meeting with outgoing President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday.

Ultimately we’re all on the same team,” he said, and people had to remember that “we are Americans first, patriots first, we all want what’s best for this country,” said Obama.

Trump overturned pollsters’ predictions to win in key battleground states including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

The billionaire real estate magnate and former reality star said his immediate priorities are restoring the country’s infrastructure and doubling its economic growth.



One Response to Hillary concedes: It’s painful but we must give Trump a chance

  1. the majority decided.stop mourning.there is nothing better than change.

    November 10, 2016 at 8:20 am

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