tv Hillary Clinton Delivers Remarks Following 2016 Defeat CSPAN November 10, 2016 2:11am-2:54am EST
40 look at these cultural issues very, very, very differently than where the historic republican base has. i were a moderate republican hoping that the party would change its direction on cultural issues, i would be really, becauseepressed today, while the republican party run the presidency -- won the presidency, that fight kind of got prolonged. for the first hundred days? your guests is as good as mine -- guess is as good as mine. we're going to facile our seat -- fasten our seat belts and buckle up for a wild ride. i don't even know if he knows what he's going to do yet. your membership and national journal will help you understand
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>> we will have more analysis of the election results thursday from the heritage foundation with a panel of conservatives. back live at noon eastern time. later, journalists, pollsters, and pendants on the media coverage -- pendants on the media coverage campaign. >> on the day after the election, hillary clinton gave a concession speech in new york city congratulating donald trump on his win. giverged her supporters to president-elect trump a chance to leave.
tim kaine: i'm proud of hillary clinton because she has been a history maker in everything she has done. civil rights lawyer, first lady of arkansas, first lady of this country, secretary of state. she has made history in a nation that has been so many things that has made it uniquely difficult to be elected to federal office. she became the first major party nominee as a woman to be president and last night won the popular vote of america. [applause] that is an amazing accomplishment. it is an amazing accomplishment. i am proud of hillary clinton because she has held fast to the dream.
she was inspired at a young age, epiphany that if families and children do well, society does well. in everything she does she is focused on that. we know she would have made history as a president in one sense but we have never had a president who has made their whole career about the empowerment of families and children. i was as excited about that in the oval office as i was excited to have my friend hillary there and make history as the first woman president. she has built such a wonderful team. [applause] there is a beautiful and 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. he hires people at noon saying i'm going to pay the same for the half-day.
he hires people for one hour and says i'm going to pay you the same. the people who started earlier said, we don't like this. you are treating them the same as you are treating us. the team hillary has assembled over the years of people that are so deeply loyal to her because she is so deeply loyal to them is inspiring. i have 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 to people -- that is just something so remarkable. finally, i'm proud of hillary because she loves this country. [applause] nobody had to wonder about hillary clinton, whether she
would accept an outcome of an election. nobody had to ask that question. nobody had to doubt it. she knows our country for what it is. she knows the system that we have and in its worts and blemishes she is deeply in love with it. she accepted it and battled again for the dreams she has held fast to. and that love of country is something i think is obvious to everyone. i want to thank hillary clinton for asking ann and i to join this wild ride. about a week before she asked if i would be her running mate and i went to westchester and we sat down with hillary and bill and chelsea and mark and charlotte and aidan for about three hours of conversation to try to determine whether we would be the right people to be on the ticket. when we got in the car to head
back to the airport after the three-hour discussion i said to ann, i don't know if we are going to be on the ticket or not we are going to remember that three hours for the rest of our life. now we will remember 105 days that we had with this fantastic couple of public servants. i will just say this. hillary and i know well the wisdom and words of william faulkner. he said they killed us, but they ain't whooped us yet. [applause] because we know that the work remains. we know that the dreams of empowering families and children remain. and in that important work that
we have to do as a nation, it 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 that we care so deeply about. please join me in welcoming secretary hillary rodham clinton. [applause] ms. clinton: thank you. [applause]
thank you all. thank you. thank you all very much. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you so much. very rowdy group. thank you, my friends. thank you. thank you. thank you so very much for being here. and i love you all, too. 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. this is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for. and i'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values
we share and the vision we hold for our country. 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. [applause] i know how disappointed you feel, because i feel it, too. and so do tens of millions of americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. this is painful. and it will be for a long time. but i want you to remember this.
our campaign was never about one person or even one election. it was about the country we love and about building an america that is hopeful, inclusive, and bighearted. we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. i still believe in america and i always will. if you do that 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. [applause] and let me add, our constitutional democracy demands our participation. not just every four years that all the time. so let's do what 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. we spent a year and a half bringing together millions of people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the american dream is big enough for everyone. for people of all races and religions. for men and women. for immigrants. for lgbt people and people with disabilities. for everyone. [applause] so now our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part. to build that better, stronger, fairer america that we seek. and i know you will. i am so grateful to stand with all of you. i want to thank tim kaine and ann holton for being our partners on this journey.
[applause] ms. clinton: it has been a joy getting to know them better and it gives me great hope and comfort to know that tim will remain on the frontlines of our democracy representing virginia in the senate. [applause] to barack and michelle obama, our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. [applause] we thank you for your graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to so many
americans and people across the world. and to bill and chelsea. mark, charlotte, aidan, our brothers and our entire family. my love for you means more than i can ever express. you crisscrossed this country on our behalf and lifted me up when i needed it most. even 4-month-old aidan who traveled with his mom. i will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in brooklyn and across our country. [applause] you poured your hearts into this campaign.
for some of you, you are veterans. i want each of you to know that you are the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted. [applause] and to the millions of volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on facebook, even in secret private facebook. [applause] i want everybody coming out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward. [applause]
to everyone who sent in contributions as small as five dollars and kept us going, thank you. thank you from all of us. and to the young people in particular, i hope you will hear this. i have, as tim said, spent my entire adult life fighting for what i believe in. i have had successes and i have had setbacks. sometimes really painful ones. many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. you will have successes and setbacks, too. this loss hurts. but please, never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. [applause] it is.
it is worth it. and so, we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. and to all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, i want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. [applause] now -- i know, i know we have
still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. [applause] and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. [applause] finally -- [applause] 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, strengthening our convictions, and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. [applause] because, 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.
so my friends, let us have faith in each other. let us not grow weary. let us not lose heart. for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do. i am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. may god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. [applause]