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Donald Trump’s victory speech:
President-elect Donald Trump told the American people that “I promise you I will not let you down” on Wednesday morning.
Trump, addressed supporters at his victory party in New York City early Wednesday, saying he looks “very much forward to being your president.”
He told his supporters he hopes to make them “very proud” for choosing him to be the nation’s 45th president.
And the celebrity businessman vowed to “get to work immediately for the American people” and says his “movement” was just beginning.
Trump is exiting the party to one of his campaign anthems, The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Hillary Clinton’s concession speech:
Hillary Clinton says America “is more deeply divided than we thought,” but she is urging her supporters to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
In a speech Wednesday conceding the presidency to Republican Donald Trump, Clinton said, “I still believe in America, and I always will.”
She noted that “our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to keep building that better, stronger, fairer America.”
President Obama’s speech:
President Barack Obama says he’s instructing his team to make sure there is a peaceful transfer of power to Donald Trump.
Obama spoke Wednesday in the White House’s Rose Garden following Trump’s upset victory in Tuesday’s presidential election.
He noted that he and Trump have had big differences. Trump promises to repeal many of Obama’s achievements over the past eight years. Obama had warned voters that if Trump were to win, “all that progress goes down the drain.”
Now, Obama said “we all want what’s best for this country.” He said the point is that we all go forward with a presumption of good faith in all citizens. He says that’s how the country has moved forward and he’s confident that the incredible American journey will continue