President Obama delivered his first address after Donald Trump became the President Elect on Wednesday (Nov. 9).
He addressed our divided nation with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, and encouraged Americans to remain hopeful, whether or not your side won or lost the election.
Obama said that he had spoken with Trump since the announcement that he’d won the election, and made it clear he would work with the President Elect to make sure the transition is smooth.
He went on to admit that he and Trump had “pretty significant differences,” but added, “Ultimately, we’re all on the same team.”
“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team,” he said. “This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.”
“That’s what the country needs,” Obama added. ” A sense of unity”.