New York, Nov 9: After losing to Donald Trump in the race to the White House, Hillary Clinton, in her concession speech said that she offered to work with Donald Trump on behalf of the country.
Speaking about Trump, Clinton said: "I hope he will be a successful president for all Americans. Donald Trump is going to be our President and we must accept him with open mind." Clinton said: "You represent the best of America, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life."
Addressing her supporters, Clinton said that this was not the outcome she wanted. "I'm sorry we did not win this election for the vision we hold for our country," she added.
"This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. Our responsibility is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will," she said.
"Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we seek. And I know you will.”— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
“Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.” —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
"I want you to remember this: Our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love.” —Hillary— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
"I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but I know someday someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now," she said.
Clinton also thanked Barack Obama and said: "To Barack and Michelle Obama, our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. We thank you for your graceful, determined leadership."
Clinton had called Trump earlier in the day to congratulate him on his victory in the US Presidential election. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine addressed the crowd before her and said that he was proud of her. "She has made history," Kaine said.