Sorry we did not win, says Hillary Clinton in concession speech

After losing out to her Republican rival Donald Trump in the US presidential elections, Hillary Clinton delivered a concession speech in New York on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 1:26 am
hillary clinton, clinton speech, donald trump, trump, us us presidential elections, us elections, us president, us news, us elections news, world news After the results were out, Clinton called her Trump in the wee hours to concede defeat.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday conceded her election loss to Republican Donald Trump and said she offered to work with the president-elect. “Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans,” Clinton told supporters and staff at a Manhattan hotel.

An emotional Clinton told her supporter that “Donald Trump is our president and we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.” “I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, this is painful and it will be for a long time,” said Clinton adding “Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you’ll.”

The 69-year-old former secretary of state and the First lady was aiming to become the first woman president in the country’s history, but fell short. After the results were out, Clinton called her Trump in the wee hours to concede defeat.

In his victory speech, Trump said he also congratulated Clinton and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.

“I mean, she fought very hard,” he said. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely.”

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:59 pm

We are now all rooting for his (Donald Trump) success in uniting and leading the country: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:59 pm

Everybody gets sad when their candidate loses, but we must remember that we all are on the same team: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:58 pm

Don’t get cynical. Don’t ever think that you cannot make difference: Obama to supporters

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:55 pm

I am confident that she (Hillary) will continue to do good work for people of America: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:53 pm

I am proud of Clinton, her campaign was historic: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:53 pm

It is pretty clear that the president-elect and I have strong difference. But my team will work as hard as possible for peaceful transition of power: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:51 pm

Had called Donald Trump to congratulate him and have invited him to White House tomorrow: Obama

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:41 pm

Barack Obama to make a speech shortly

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:23 pm

To Barack and Michelle Obama, our country owes you immense gratitude: Hillary Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:22 pm

To everyone who sent us contribution, thank you all: Hillary Clinton after her defeat

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:22 pm

Nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion: Hillary Clinton to women who supported her

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:16 pm

Our responsibility as a citizen is to make a great America: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:14 pm

We respect freedom of expression and must cherish all our values and peaceful transfer of power: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:14 pm

We owe him (Trump) an open mind: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:13 pm

This is painful and will be for a long time. Our campaign was not about one person..it was for building America: Hillary Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:13 pm

I am so sorry we did not win the elections: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:12 pm

I feel proud and powerful for this wonderful and energized campaign: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:12 pm

I hope Donald Trump will be a successful president for all Americans: Hillary Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:12 pm

Thank You so much for being here: Clinton

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:11 pm

Hillary arrives on stage to a great applause.

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:06 pm

We know she would have made history as a president: Sen Tim Kaine

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 201610:06 pm

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen Tim Kaine introduces Clinton before concession speech

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 20169:56 pm

It’s going to be one of the most difficult speeches in her life.

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 20169:54 pm

Hillary Clinton arrives to deliver concession speech. Certainly a disappointing day for her.

nishantshekhar1 November 9, 20169:50 pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump will lead Unified republican Government.