We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. 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. Donald Trump is going to be our president. 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. We respect and cherish these values too and we must defend them. - Hillary Clinton
Post Script: based on some very brief commentary in response to this, I thought it appropriate to make some brief clarifications. I do not agree with the blanket generalizations being made about Trump supporters. Many - most? all? - of the people who voted for him I think did so primarily over a feeling of disenfranchisement themselves. This is not meant as a statement (or indictment) of who Trump supporters are; it is meant to be a statement about who, in general, they are not. I am sure some people will nevertheless interpret this as a criticism or as a negative. That was/is perhaps inevitable. But I am taking Donald Trump at his word.
This is merely my own small attempt to help realize that message with the understanding that such unity will not happen passively and without concerted effort.Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.It’s time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.