'Our best days are still ahead': Hillary Clinton delivers power-packed, emotional concession speech

It was meant to be a day of celebration but instead, Hillary Clinton brought down the curtain on her historic run for the White House – the likely coda to a decades-long career in the public eye.

FP Staff November 10, 2016 17:56:39 IST
It was meant to be a day of celebration but instead, Hillary Clinton brought down the curtain on her historic run for the White House – the likely coda to a decades-long career in the public eye. Reuters
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It was meant to be a day of celebration but instead, Hillary Clinton brought down the curtain on her historic run for the White House – the likely coda to a decades-long career in the public eye. Reuters
Elegant in a dark pantsuit – what else – with a purple blouse and lapels, in perhaps an unspoken nod to the need to unite the blue of the Democratic Party and the red of the Republicans, Clinton vowed to work with President-elect Donald Trump and urged fellow Democrats to do the same. Reuters
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Elegant in a dark pantsuit – what else – with a purple blouse and lapels, in perhaps an unspoken nod to the need to unite the blue of the Democratic Party and the red of the Republicans, Clinton vowed to work with President-elect Donald Trump and urged fellow Democrats to do the same. Reuters
Clinton's supporters and campaign staff, emotional and some still in disbelief, greeted their leader with resounding cheers and applause as the Democratic leader drew the curtain on her ambitious run to the White House and gracefully accepted defeat. Reuters
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Clinton's supporters and campaign staff, emotional and some still in disbelief, greeted their leader with resounding cheers and applause as the Democratic leader drew the curtain on her ambitious run to the White House and gracefully accepted defeat. Reuters
Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin was at the front row. The estranged wife of Anthony Weiner had been missing from Clinton's side since the FBI found new evidence in the Clinton email scandal. Reuters
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Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin was at the front row. The estranged wife of Anthony Weiner had been missing from Clinton's side since the FBI found new evidence in the Clinton email scandal. Reuters
Having been so close to breaking through the glass ceiling and becoming America's first woman president, Clinton faced her tearful supporters. She ended her speech on a hopeful note, saying "if we work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us." Reuters
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Having been so close to breaking through the glass ceiling and becoming America's first woman president, Clinton faced her tearful supporters. She ended her speech on a hopeful note, saying "if we work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us." Reuters