President Obama gave a heartfelt speech today, Nov. 9, in response to the shocking election results. He encouraged us all to keep our heads up and remember that we are people before we are Democrats or Republicans, and must stay united. Click through to see exactly what he had to say to the American people on this emotionally charged day.
Donald Trump, 70, has been elected the 45th President of the United States, and President Obama, 55, is now tasked with the role of handing over the reigns. He addressed the nation in a potent speech at the White House in Washington, D.C, urging Americans to remember that unity is more important than party lines.
“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage,” Obama said. “We are actually all on one team. We are not Democrats first. We are not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.”
Watch more of his speech below:
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President Obama’s address came shortly after Hillary Clinton‘s concession speech, and it’s clear that Obama echoed many of the sentiments that she expressed, including the desire for a “peaceful transfer of power”. Clinton inspired Americans by explaining that she offered to work together with Trump, and thanked her supporters for a well-fought campaign. You can read a full transcript of her speech right here.
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