Donald Trump has often been called a demagogue who incites divisiveness among American people since he launched his US presidential campaign a year ago. But surprisingly, he sounded nothing of the sort when he made his acceptance speech as the newly-elected president-elect on November 9.
Trump informed his supporters that he received a call from Secretary Clinton, congratulating him for his victory in the 2016 US elections.
Donald Trump thanked Hillary Clinton for her “years of service,” as reported by Vox.
“I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
I mean, she fought very hard. 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.”
Even more surprising was the part where Donald swore that he would work with all Americans — even those who didn’t support him — in bringing the country together.
After thanking Hillary, 69, for her “service to our country,” he said that “now it’s time to bind the wound of divisions,” and “to come together as one united people.”
Donald Trump, whose campaign was often criticized as divisive and hateful, said that he is all willing to work with “all Americans,” even those who have chosen not to support him in the past.
“For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so that we can work together and unify our great country,” Trump said, while adding that his path to the White House was “an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and their family.”
Reviled by his critics for his allegedly hateful rhetoric against Muslims, women, Hispanics, and African-Americans, the New York businessman gave a nod to “Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs” for supporting him in his presidential campaign, and for wanting a government that serves the people.
Donald Trump, who has always prided himself for his business acumen, said that he will use his extensive business experience to take advantage of the country’s “untapped potential,” maximizing it in ways that provide “every single American” the “opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.”
“Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.
That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
In his victory speech, Donald Trump vowed that he would improve the country’s infrastructure, create millions of jobs, and take care of veterans.
It’s interesting to note that Trump didn’t mention any of his most controversial campaign promises, such as building a wall along the Mexican border and preventing Muslims from entering the country.
The 2016 US Presidential election results came as a shock to many on account of the fact that Hillary Clinton edged out Donald Trump in the polls in the weeks leading up to November 8.
Donald Trump won in key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio early this morning on his way to the White House, the Telegraph reports.
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