It was expected that Hillary Clinton’s concession speech would take place on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. EST in New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom.
Hillary Clinton’s concession speech was first supposed to be given during the night, but campaign manager John Podesta announced the postponement of the speech until morning time. The Democrat candidate, who lost to Republican nominee Donald Trump, started off by saying that she had congratulated Trump on his victory last night and she “offered to work with him”. She hopes “he will be a successful president”.
“I am sorry that we did not win this election,” Clinton continued, adding that she, too, as all her voters, is disappointed. “This is painful and it will be for a long time”, but she urges Americans to “never stop believing in fighting for what’s right. It’s worth it.”
When it comes to her campaign, Clinton thanked all the people involved, saying that she feels “pride and gratitude” for their “wonderful” work. Her campaign, as she puts it, “was about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted”.
As for Trump, Clinton says: “We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead”. No matter which side of the barrier people are, it is each American’s responsibility, as a citizen, “to build that better, stronger America.”
Clinton thanked former U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their “gracefully determined leadership” and ended her speech by saying that there were “more seasons to come and more work to do.