This is shocking. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called president elect Donald Trump on Nov. 9 to concede the 2016 presidential election. Get the details on her concession right here.
Hillary Clinton, 69, called Donald Trump, 70, to concede the 2016 presidential election on early in the hours of Nov. 9, CNN reported. The news outlet cited sources in the Hillary campaign just minutes after her campaign chairman John Podesta told her supporters in New York City that she would not be speaking until the morning, as votes were still coming in. The Democratic presidential nominee lost to Donald in one of the biggest upsets in American history.
“Well folks, it’s been a long night and it’s been a long campaign, but I can say we can wait a little longer, can’t we? ” John had told the supporters at the Javits Center. “They’re still counting votes and every vote should count,” the former White House Chief of Staff said at 2:02 a.m. ET. “Several states are too close to call so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” he said while admitting Hillary would not be coming out to speak that night. “We’ll be back, we’ll have more to say, let’s get those votes counted and let’s bring this home.”
But once Donald had the amount of electoral votes needed to win the entire election after gaining 10 from the state of Wisconsin, Hillary decided to make that phone call. We are sure that was a very hard call for Hillary to make and we can’t imagine what it must have felt like to speak to the man who had attacked her so many times. But, according to Donald she was very gracious, as we always knew she would be.
He said in his victory speech that Hillary congratulated not just him, but “us” on the win. And Donald said he “congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign.” We know that even in the face of defeat, Hillary was a remarkable candidate till the bitter end.
HollywoodLifers, how do you feel about Hillary’s concession to Donald? Do you think she should have conceded? Let us know below!