Posted: 10 November, 2016 by @clairesherwood_

Calls For Calm After Trump's Presidential Win

Clinton breaks silence, Obama reminds US 'we're on the same team'

Hillary Clinton has offered to work with Donald Trump to make America a better nation, while conceding defeat in the US election.

Despite winning the popular vote by at least a percentage point, Clinton fell short in the electoral numbers, handing victory to the reality TV star billionaire, Trump.

Clinton broke her silent overnight, apologising to her supporters.

"I'm sorry."

"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,"

Admitting the loss hurts, and will be painful for some time, Clinton urged Americans.. and the world.. to give Trump a crack:

"Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead,"

Missing out on becoming the first female at the helm, Clinton had a message for women:

"I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now."

"And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and to achieve your own dreams."

Meantime, outgoing President Barack Obama says he's "rooting for [Trump's] success in leading and unifying the country."

He reminded America that he and President George W. Bush had major differences eight years ago, but they managed to get along in the end and lead a successful transition.

“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But the day after, we have to remember that we are all actually one team. We are not Democrats first, we are not Republicans first, we are Americans first."

"We're all on the same team".

He also had some praise for Clinton, saying he 'couldn't be prouder' of her.

“She could not have been a better secretary of state. I am proud of her, a lot of Americans look up to her, her candidacy and nomination was historic, and sent a message to our daughters all across the country that they can achieve at the highest levels of politics.”

“You have to stay encouraged. Don’t get cynical. Fighting for what is right is important. Don’t ever think that you can’t make a difference.”

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