Barack Obama after US election results: We’re all now rooting for Donald Trump’s success

Obama said that he has asked his administration to ensure a peaceful transition of power.

By: Reuters | Washington | Updated: November 10, 2016 12:02 am
President Barack Obama during his address on Wednesday. (Source: White House/YouTube) President Barack Obama during his address on Wednesday. (Source: White House/YouTube)

President Barack Obama urged Democrats on Wednesday to put aside their disappointment after Republican Donald Trump won the race to replace him and work toward a successful transition of presidential power.

“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said after a bitter campaign where he worked hard on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s behalf to defeat Trump, who has pledged to undo Obama’s top legislative and executive accomplishments.

“I want to make sure that hand-off is well executed because ultimately we’re all on the same team,” Obama said.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Barack Obama will remain president till January 20, 2017.

Earlier, Hillary Clinton graciously accepted her defeat in the US Presidential election, saying she hopes Donald Trump will be a successful President for all Americans and that the “deeply divided” nation owes him “an open mind and the chance to lead.”

Clinton expressed “pride” for her supporters and the American people, saying “you represent the best of America and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. “We have seen our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. Lets do all we can to advance the values we hold dear,” she said.

Clinton also expressed gratitude to President Barack Obama and Michele Obama, saying the country owes them “an enormous debt of gratitude. “We thank you for your graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to people in the country and across the world,” she said.

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First Published on: November 9, 2016 11:24 pm
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    Arun
    Nov 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm
    After all it is USA,s Democracy where all two Parties Democratic and Republican will help each other after election are over and come together in national interest unlike in India where Congress party after losing power is trying to block Indian Economy and progress by delaying ping important Bills in Rajya Sabha India some Parties come to power with cheap slogans and promises and they never implemented for which no authority can challenges it including Election Commission.
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      Deepak
      Nov 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm
      The video says .... Hillary Clinton was not a por leader. It's just her hard luck though having numbers more than Donald Trump.. she lost.....
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        Pmg Pillai
        Nov 10, 2016 at 12:04 am
        Tis s a right democratic atude and appraoch instead ofmaintsnig politicalnemity Hence there wll willbe smooth vhge over let all wach the developments datd thursday November 10th 2016Time0530hrs ist
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