Hillary Clinton says she hopes Donald Trump will be “a successful president” for all Americans, as she stressed it was important to accept the result of the US election. The Democratic candidate has spoken publically for the first time since losing the race to Trump.
“Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a president for all of our country,” Clinton told a cheering crowd at the Wyndham New Yorker hotel in Manhattan.
After apologizing for losing the race for the Oval Office, Clinton called on her supporters to respect the results of the presidential election.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” Clinton said, admitting that losing “hurts” and that she feels the disappointment.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Clinton specifically addressed her female supporters, urging them to keep fighting for “what’s right.”
“To the young women of this campaign, nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion,” she said.
Appealing to young voters, Clinton recalled her ups and downs, telling them to never “stop believing.”
“Never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams,” she said.
"This is not the outcome we wanted. I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
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