US President-elect Donald Trump delivers toned down speech, praises Hillary for service to nation

Donald Trump’s White House challenge has been surreal, to say the least. He has been one of the most disliked presidential candidates in the past three decades.

Written by Kanishka Singh | Updated: November 10, 2016 11:53 am
President-elect Donald Trump, left, arrives to speak at an election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. From left, Trump, his son Barron, wife Melania, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) President-elect Donald Trump, left, arrives to give away victory speech, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. From left, Trump, his son Barron, wife Melania, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump. (AP Photo)

US President-elect Donald Trump delivered a victory speech soon after results of the bitterly-fought elections were announced. In a departure from his bravado and flamboyance he showed during the election campaign, Trump struck a conciliatory tone, saying he was the ‘president of all Americans.’ He addressed the nation at the Republican election HQ in New York City in front of a thrilled crowd of Trump supporters with his campaign managers and poll staff by his side.

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Trump, who is known for his eccentricity and over the top speeches, appeared humbled by the mandate and shared credit with his campaign staff and his family. It was a refreshing change from the golden haired prima donna we all had grown accustomed to watching during the run up to the election.

For all his antics in the past, Trump seemed composed, perhaps intimidated by the task at hand, enjoyed the attention, appeared to keep his ego on the backseat and said that he is willing to collaborate with Democrats and work together for the development of their country. He said he will join hands with Democrats as their president even if they didn’t like him.

Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, suffered a second failure to reach the Oval Office as the President of the US over the past decade. Hillary didn’t speak to the crowd accumulated at the Democrat election HQ but conceded her defeat over a phone call to Trump. Trump, in his speech, said that he congratulated her for her fight and thanked her sincerely for her service to the nation as senator, secretary and First Lady.

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Trump’s White House challenge has been surreal, to say the least. He has been one of the most disliked presidential candidates in the past three decades. However, he mobilised a huge number of voters to come out and vote for the first President who will have taken the oath of office without serving in the military or holding public office before.

It is still too early to predict the way President elect Donald Trump will carry on after he takes oath of office on January 20. However, early signs seem a little encouraging that even if the mind remains the same, the capacity for stability and composure is there. It is crucial considering the fact that he will be the person leading the world affairs activities with his golden hair and his ego. Let’s hope President Donald Trump proves to be better than the ‘real Donald Trump’.