Obama Speech On President Donald Trump – WATCH VIDEO
As Gossip Cop reported, Trump became the president-elect early Wednesday after defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. In the months and weeks before election day, Obama campaigned for Clinton and strongly advocated against Trump. In fact, he saw the election for his successor as having a direct impact on his legacy, and even said he would take it as a personal insult if the business mogul was elected.
Well, now that has happened. And as Obama is still president for another 70 or so days, he addressed the nation at the White House in a speech about unifying the country and moving forward with this result. He started with a brief joke about the sun still coming and that being the only prediction that came true.
More seriously, Obama then revealed he spoke to Trump around 3:30 a.m. and invited him to the White House. “It is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember, eight years ago, President Bush and I had pretty significant differences,” he said. Obama gave his predecessor credit for an easy transition, and noted, “I have instructed my team to follow the example set by President Bush eight years ago.”
“A peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks to our democracy, and over the next few months, we’re going to show that to the world,” Obama vowed. Of Clinton, he said, “I could not be prouder… Her candidacy was historic and sends a message to our daughters across the country that you can achieve at the highest level.”
Putting partisan politics aside, Obama stressed, “Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after, we have to remember we’re on the same team… We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for our country. That’s what I heard from Trump last night… and I’m heartened by that.”
Obama said the results do not diminish his team’s accomplishments, urged youth to not give up the “fight,” and stressed that our democracy will continue to move forward as it has for 240 years. Check out the video below.