Hillary Clinton opens up about “painful” defeat

    As you slept overnight after hearing the news of the US election result, Americans were waking up to
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As you slept overnight after hearing the news of the US election result, Americans were waking up to the first day of a new era in history.

Among them was Hillary Clinton, the democratic candidate, who finally addressed her supporters at a hotel in New York City.

So, what did she have to say?

Well, Clinton told the crowd she hoped Donald Trump would be “a successful president for all Americans”.

“This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I’m sorry that we did not win this election for the values we shared and the vision we hold for our country,” she said.

“This is painful and it will be for a long time.

“But I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted.”

“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”

Her calls for unity were echoed by serving president Barack Obama, who will continue in the White House until Trump takes over in January.

In his first speech since the result was announced, Obama called for Americans to remember “that we’re actually all on one team.”

“We’re not Democrats first; we’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country,” he said.

“We are now all rooting for his (Trump’s) success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy, and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.

“I’m confident that this incredible journey we’re on as Americans will go on,” he said. “And I’m looking forward to doing anything I can to make sure that the next president is successful in that. I’ve said before I think of this job as being a relay runner. You take the baton. You run your best race. And hopefully by the time you hand it off, you’re a little further ahead; you’ve made a little progress. And I can say that we’ve done that, and I want to make sure that hand-off is well-executed because, ultimately, we’re all on the same team.”

What do you think of the speeches by Clinton and Obama? Do you think the US can unify behind their new president?

 

  1. Liz  

    Obama was and is a great president. Did his job diligently and wisely supported by his wife Michelle who is equally an intelligent and wise person. He has battled to bring in much needed change in many areas, pity he couldn’t have continued or at least have passed the baton to Hilary Clinton to keep the momentum of change going. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, admirable characters who with their children have led an exemplary life unlike the next President to be and his family. Trumps attributes demonstrated during this carnival of a lead up leave a lot to be desired in a leader. Heaven help America and the world now. The masses who blindly voted him in will be in for a big shock now.

    • Guy Flavell  

      Liz, we’re all entitled to our views on World politics … mine just don’t correspond with yours though on President Obama. In my opinion he was soft on pretty much everything,
      ie: US gun control, the abhorrent situation in Syria and Iraq, the demeaning nuclear agreement with Iran, the failure of Obamacare as a solution to the health of all Americans and the weak
      stance he has taken towards the aggression of both China and Russia. In addition, his
      total lack of positive endeavor in addressing the USA’s current ‘racial’ problems was an embarrassment to his high office.
      I believe that he has very little to look back on with pride in his 2 terms as Potus … apart
      from appearing to be a VERY nice family man.

  2. Mack Carson  

    The best thing I reckon people can do.
    Is sit back. Shut up and watch things for a week or two.
    He MAY just surprise some.

    Even if he just sorts out the bulk of corruption going on in their politics.
    Improves services to the veterans. and gets construction/employment under way.
    He’ll be doing more than the last 20 yrs or so over there.
    Just starting a clearing of OLD. turned over polly’s.with their billions of $$$’s overheads
    will be a great start.
    Which we could do with here too.
    We’ve also got a shi- load of old played out leeches here too.

    Give the bloke a go. You never know.

  3. Joan Marshall  

    Socialists wingers give Donald Trump a fair go he could make all socialists sit up and take note. Donald ran a wonderful campaign he certainly knows how to get the people behind him. He did not need celebrities he had a sincere message for the people. All the mud slinging was started by Hillary in her desperate bid for the White House. Thank God for Wikileaks he has uncovered the frauds that Hillary and her cohorts are. Hillary and President Obama knew they were up against a formidable foe in Donald Trump so they desperately pulled out all stops to get Hillary elected. For what? for more fraud? Hillary had miserable gatherings at her speeches where as Donald Trump had 25 to 30,000 people at every speech he gave. I love the way he would excite the people travel the length and breath of America and people receive him readily to change the course of America and the world. Well done president elect Mr. Donald J. Trump God guide you and keep you safe from socialist wingers.

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