NEW YORK, November 9. /TASS/. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted defeat in the US presidential election held November 8, 2016. With these words she addressed supporters and the press in a downtown Manhattan hotel.
"This is not the outcome we wanted. I’m sorry we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 9 November 2016
"Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to workwith him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans," she said.
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 9 November 2016
Clinton has said that no matter what happens it is very important to believe in oneself. She has thanked her family, staff and the Obama family for all the support they had given her:
"This loss hurts. But please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 9 November 2016
On Election Day, November 8, United States citizens cast their ballots and elected their 45th US President, Donald J. Trump.
"We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. But I still believe in America—and I always will." —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 9 November 2016
By securing more than the needed 270 electoral votes, Trump, the Republican candidate clinched his presidential victory.
The election outcome was a spectacular culmination to a heated Presidential race between the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
The former First Lady conceded to her rival by phone once the needed votes were in.