American President Barrack Obama took to the Rose Gardens at the White House to speak to the world for the first time after the historic election that has thrown up Billionaire Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
Obama said in his speech which was toned in a congratulatory manner that he will help the new President in his transition efforts.
“We are patriots first, we all want what is best for this country. That is what I heard from Mr Trump last night, and I was heartened by that.”
“It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences but we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country”.
“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election but the day after we have to remember we are all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We are not Democrat first or Republicans first, we are Americans first. We are patriots first. That’s what I heard in Mr. Trump’s remarks last night, that’s what I heard when I spoke to him directly.”
Obama said he had also spoken with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton saying that he was very proud of her, applauding her historic nomination as the first female to Top a major party ticket.
The president strove to give Clinton supporters a silver lining to cling to, chalking the loss up to “the nature of campaigns, that’s the nature of democracy.” The president strove to give Clinton supporters a silver lining to cling to, chalking the loss up to “the nature of campaigns, that’s the nature of democracy.”
Hilary Clinton garnered more votes than Donald Trump across the US, but most importantly lost majority of the electoral votes.
President Obama continued:
“If we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off. Then we go forward, with the presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens.”
“That is why I am confident that this incredible journey we are on as Americans will go on.”