Why can’t they show this human side when campaigning?
The 2016 elections season has finally ended, which means speeches galore today. I planned on making them Quick Takes, but the ones from Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton, and President Barack Obama surprised me with their class and humanity I feel they deserve more attention.
Hillary showed a human side that didn’t make much of an appearance on the trail. She congratulated Trump, told her supporters that they “owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”
Hillary also offered to help Trump in his presidency and hopes “he’s a successful president for everyone.” She urged her supporters to come together and work together with the winners. She had no bitterness or negativity. She was gracious in defeat and held her head high.
House Majority Leader Paul Ryan also came through with a strong speech, urging unity within the GOP. He made a great point:
“Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard,” Ryan said. “He connected in ways with people that no one else did. And now, Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government.”
President Obama showed a humble side to him, offering Trump a visit to the White House and stressed his team will work as hard as possible to make sure Trump’s administration has a smooth transition. He also reminded Americans we are all on the same team and want the same things for this country. Trump’s message of unity delighted Obama, who hopes the president-elect will continue that message through the next four years.
President-elect Trump ended last night with possibly his best speech on the trail. He vowed to be a president for all Americans, asked everyone to come together to unite as one people.DONATE
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