This nation is blessed to have such an amazing and gracious 44th President. In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, President Barack Obama called Donald Trump, President-Elect early Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016 to congratulate him and invite him to the White House on Thursday to discuss the transition of power.
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway described the conversation between the two men as “very warm.”
Here’s the message the President delivered to American via BuzzFeed News:
This has been an exhausting, stressful and sometimes downright weird election for all of us.
But here’s what I want everybody to know: While we’ve certainly seen some new things this time around, what isn’t new is that our democracy has always been rowdy and raucous.
We’ve been through tough and divisive elections before and we’ve always come out stronger for it. That’s what makes America special, the idea that while progress isn’t guaranteed, each of us has the power to choose our path, not just on nights like this, but everyday in between. It is a beautiful and fragile gift and we should treat it that way.
So whether your chosen candidates win or lose tonight, let’s all agree not only to stay engaged, but to push ourselves to do even better. To vote not just when a president’s on the ballot, but for Congress and mayor and school board and dog-catcher. To educate ourselves on the issues and to join with our neighbors in tackling the ones that face our communities. And, most importantly, to see each other not simply as Democrats or Republicans, but as fellow Americans. To treat each other with the respect and empathy and kinship that title, Americans, demands. That’s especially true here on a place like Twitter, but it’s something we can bring with us to everything we do online and off. We can choose to see the best in one another.
Have a good night everybody. And remember, no matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning and America will still be the greatest nation on earth.