Obama congratulates Trump on election win

Obama congratulates Trump on election win

Kerry Wise
November 10, 2016

President Barack Obama called for unity as the transition happens.

Of course, Obama has stood next to Hillary Clinton, 60, throughout the entirety of her race, putting 100 percent of his support with her. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time.

"The presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us", Obama said in the White House Rose Garden, following the NY businessman's Election Day win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

President Barack Obama called Trump to congratulate him and invited the Republican to a meeting at the White House Thursday to discuss the transition.

Clinton said the nation must accept the outcome of the elections and move forward under the leadership of Trump. Throughout the night, watchers cheered, hugged and high-fived as networks cast one state after another for Trump. "America, I'm betting on you one more time".

In the last week alone, Democrats went to court in seven states seeking to halt what they claim were efforts by Republicans and the Trump campaign to deploy a network of poll watchers hunting for voter fraud. But he also awakens Wednesday with the bitter responsibly of handing the U.S. government to the man whose actions he openly fears.

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Republicans and Trump have cheered Comey's move and warned it could lead to criminal charges. "Thank you, Huma. But voters, and especially young voters, are less enthusiastic about their choices this year.

Ms. Clinton closed her campaign alongside the last two Democrats to occupy the Oval Office, Mr. Obama and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, as well as first lady Michelle Obama. He's also vowed to tear up Obama's immigration actions and discard the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal Obama painstakingly negotiated. In that same year, Hawaii released Obama's long-form birth certificate to counteract allegations regarding Obama's birthplace.

Trump's transition team has been developing plans to reverse the patchwork of executive actions that Obama devised to skirt a Republican Congress on immigration and climate change.

Trump has also criticized Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran. "We're trying to be too involved in world politics". Trump has named several conservatives as potential justices; it's likely he'll have multiple seats to fill as the court's older members approach retirement.

Already, they have a roster of potential leaders in the works. As he campaigned vigorously for Mrs Clinton in the race's final days, Mr Obama said he was confident that if Americans showed up to vote, they would choose against electing the billionaire former reality TV star with no formal government experience.

"Our campaign was never about one person or even one election".

"It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences, but remember that eight years ago, President (George W.) Bush and I had some pretty significant differences", Obama said.