- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

President Obama said Wednesday he is “rooting for success” after the election of Republican Donald Trump to succeed him.

“Everybody is sad when their side loses,” Mr. Obama said in the White House rose garden, with Vice President Joseph R. Biden at his side. “The day after, we have to remember we’re all on one team.”

The president’s first public comment on the election came after a bitter campaign in which he repeatedly attacked Mr. Trump as unfit to lead the nation.

The president said he was humbled by Mr. Trump’s call for unity, and hopes he lives up to that spirit.

Dozens of White House staffers were in tears after he spoke, reflecting the grim mood in the administration.

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