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Obama says everyone ‘rooting for’ Trump’s success in unifying and leading country

November 09, 2016, 21:08 UTC+3 WASHINGTON

Obama wants to make sure that "hand-off is well executed because ultimately we're all on the same team"

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WASHINGTON, November 9. /TASS/. U.S. outgoing President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged the fellow-Democrats disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s loss in the presidential election to allay their grievances and unite for executing a smooth hand-off of presidential office to the winner, Donald Trump.

"We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," he said.

"I want to make sure that hand-off is well executed because ultimately we're all on the same team." 

On Election Day, November 8, United States citizens cast their ballots and elected their 45th US President, Donald J. Trump.

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.

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