- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accepted defeat in a speech she has given at a hotel in Manhattan on Thursday, November 10
- In her speech, Clinton admitted the pain of losing, as she express her gratitude for the support that she got
- She also urged America to accept Trump with an open mind, and stay vigilant in defending the American dream
Democratic presidential bet Hillary Clinton has publicly conceded to Republican rival Donald Trump early Thursday, November 10 at a hotel in Manhattan, New York.
In her speech, Clinton admitted that this has been a painful loss for her, but had urged the Americans to accept the result and give the new president a chance.
"This is painful, and it will be for a long time. But I want you to remember this," Clinton said, and added, "We must accept this result. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead."
Clinton also took her opportunity to thank her running mate, staff, volunteers, and supporters, along with former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama.
To Obama, she said, "Our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. We thank you for your graceful determined leadership that has meant so much."
She also apologized for losing the election and admitted that while losing had hurt, everyone should stay vigilant in defending non-discrimination, the rule of law, and equality in the country.
“I'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we all share," Clinton said and admitted, "This loss hurts. But please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it."
She concluded her speech with a message for the Americans, saying, "We believe the American dream is big enough for everyone. Our responsibility as citizens is to continue to do our part to build that better stronger fairer America that we all seek."
"To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and deserving of every chance to pursue your own dreams," she added.
As Hillary Clinton hopes for the survival of the American dream under the Trump presidency, let us hope that the new President will be the American counterpart of the rescue worker who has brought hope and salvation for the boy in this video:
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