Nov 9, 2016 (NEW YORK) Secretary Hillary Clinton asked her supporters to give President-Elect Donald J Trump a chance, to keep an open mind. “Last night I congratulated Donald Trump, and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.” She added, “I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.”
She was also sorry that they did not achieve the victory that the campaign worked so hard for. She also said, “I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together.”
She told her staff, “you represent the best of America.” But also reminded them that now it was time to work for the peaceful transfer of power and to continue fighting for those things that people believe in. She asked her supporters to give Trump a chance and to recognize that he is going to be the next president of the United States.
“This is painful, and it will be for a long time,” she added. Clinton also said that this was about building an inclusive country. She asked people to support the new president-elect since a peaceful transition of power is very American.
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