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Donald Trump's first Tweet as President-elect

Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 19:20:05-05
In his address to the nation following his Election Day victory, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to unify a deeply divided nation.
 
"I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," Trump told supporters gathered in a Manhattan hotel near his Trump Tower campaign headquarters. 
 
"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 we can work together and unify our great country," he said, the stage crowded with family and his most loyal allies.
 
Trump echoed that sentiment in his first Tweet as President-elect:

Trump's win on Election Day was a shock to many. Pre-election polls had suggested he was the least popular presidential nominee in the modern era.

While Democrat Hillary Clinton was trying to make history as the first female president, Trump made a different kind of history. A businessman and former reality TV star, he is a true political outsider in a way that marks a sharp break from past presidents.

Some were branded resume lightweights: ex-governors George W. Bush of Texas, Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Ronald Reagan of California, among them. But they had served somewhere — whether in Congress, states or in a leadership post in an administration.

President Barack Obama addressed the nation and the world on Wednesday afternoon, telling people stunned by Donald Trump's election victory, "It's OK."
 
"I had a chance to talk to Trump last night at about 3:30 a.m. to congratulate him on the election," Obama said. "It is no secret that we have some pretty significant differences. But remember, eight years ago, President [George W.] Bush and I had some pretty significant differences."
 
Obama kept a calming tone during his speech, seemingly talking to Democratic voters who were disappointed to see Hillary Clinton lose her election bid.
 
"We have to remember that we're all actually on one team," Obama said. "This is an intramural scrimmage ... We all want what's best for this country."