Donald Trump was conciliatory in his victory speech after Hillary Clinton called to congratulate him.
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It was a new tone set by Trump in his victory speech on a stage packed with family members, friends and allies, including some, like Giuliani, who might join the new Cabinet.
“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.”
The audience that just hours ago was shouting “Lock her up!” even applauded Clinton when Trump said she had called to congratulate him.
“And I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign,” he said.
In his 15-minute speech, Trump vowed to create jobs and rebuild America’s highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals.
There was no mention of building a wall along the southern border, a proposal that had symbolized the nation’s sharp divisions over Trump’s belligerent political posture.
“We will seek common ground, not hostility,” he said. “Partnership, not conflict.”