US Presidential Election 2016 Vol.8 (Trump/Pence & Clinton/Kaine speeches after the election)

Here are articles on speeches after the 2016 election. Excerpts of the speeches are on our own.

Here’s The Transcript Of Mike Pence’s Election Night Speech | @ayetalian @bustle
… America has elected a new president and it’s almost hard for me to express the honor that I and my family feel that we will have the privilege to serve as the Vice President of the United States. … And I’m mostly grateful to the president elect whose leadership and vision will make America great again. …
MIKE PENCE INTRODUCES DONALD TRUMP FOR VICTORY SPEECH – DONALD TRUMP WINS US Election (11/08/16) | @YouTube

Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election: victory speech, full transcript (w Video) | @t_golshan @voxdotcom
… I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. … I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family. It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will. … Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. … We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. … I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone. All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict. … Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents. To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. … And Kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David. We have got tremendously talented people up here, and I want to tell you it’s been very, very special. I want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani. He’s unbelievable. … Gov. Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable. Thank you, Chris. The first man, first senator, first major, major politician — let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as smart as you get. Sen. Jeff Sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man. … I got to know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those Democrats, Dr. Ben Carson. … By the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. Mike and his familiar bring Sarah, thank you very much. Gen. Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And Gen. Kellogg. … We have 22 Congressional Medal of Honor people. … I said, they can’t call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win it. Like Secretariat. … We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people, and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your president. You will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor. It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country. … Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.

Read Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech for the 2016 Presidential Election (w Video) | @katiemacreilly @TIME
Kaine: … I’m proud of Hillary Clinton because she has been and is a great history maker in every thing that she has done as a civil rights lawyer and first lady of Arkansas and first lady of this country and senator and secretary of state. … I’m proud of Hillary Clinton because in the words of Langston Hughes, she’s “held fast to dreams.” She was inspired at a young age to an epiphany that if families and children do well, that’s the best barometer of whether society does well. In everything she’s done, she’s focused on that. … I’m excited and proud of Hillary because she has built such a wonderful team. … There’s a beautiful and kind of comical parable in the New Testament about a vineyard owner who hires people to work and says I’m going to pay you this for a full day. … The team that she has assembled over the years of people that are so deeply loyal to her because she’s so deeply loyal to them is inspiring. But I’ve seen that same degree of loyalty and compassion and sensitivity extended to the most recent folks who have joined the team, the folks who came to the vineyard with just one hour to go. Her loyalty and compassion of Hillary and Bill to people, if you’re with you you’re with you. And that is just something so remarkable. … Nobody — nobody had to wonder about Hillary Clinton, whether she would accept an outcome of an election in our beautiful democracy. … She knows our country for what it is. She knows the system that we have and its warts and blemishes. She’s deeply in love with it and accepts it. She’s been in battles before where if it didn’t go her way she accepted it, but then woke up the next day and battled again for the dreams that she’s held fast to. … I’ll just say this. Hillary and I know well the wisdom and the words of William Faulkner. He said, “They kilt us but they ain’t whupped us yet.” … t is so comforting even at a tough time to know that Hillary Clinton is somebody until her very last breath is going to be battling for the values that make this nation great and the values that we care so deeply about. …

CLINTON: … Last night, I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. … But I feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together, this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. You represent the best of America and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. … Our campaign was never about one person or even one election, it was about the country we love and about building an America that’s hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted. … But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. … We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power and we don’t just respect that, we cherish it. It also enshrines other things; the rule of law, the principle that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. … our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear; making our economy work for everyone not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet and breaking down all the barriers that hold any American back from achieving their dreams. … I have, as Tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what I believe in. I’ve had successes and I’ve had setbacks. Sometimes, really painful ones. … Finally, I am so grateful for our country and for all it has given to me. I count my blessings every single day that I am an American. And I still believe as deeply as I ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. … Because, you know — you know, I believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. And you should never, ever regret fighting for that. You know, scripture tells us, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” …

PRESIDENT OBAMA MAKES HIS FIRST SPEECH AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION: “Sometimes you lose an argument. Sometimes you lose an election.” (w Video) | @juliekosin @harpersbazaarus