Hillary Clinton on Thursday said President Donald Trump has “taken America back” after his campaign rally on Wednesday night, despite his claim that the country is “not going to get back” from the president.
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Clinton said in a statement, “The election is over, but I know we can come together to ensure the next president is a leader who will lead us back to the greatness of our country.”
She added that the next step is to work together on “uniting our country and making sure we never again turn our backs on our neighbors, the people of our great country, or our world.”
Clinton also praised the police and law enforcement officers of the United States.
“These are heroes.
We have to give them the credit they deserve,” she said.
“And we also have to make sure that they are treated with dignity, respect, and that they do not feel they have to prove themselves every single day.”
The statement came just hours after Trump gave his first televised address as president, which drew heavy criticism for his language.
Trump’s comments came after he was asked by a group of reporters on Wednesday if he was planning to announce a pardon for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“It’s going to be a long time before we know what that will be,” Trump said.
“I’m not saying that it’s going be tomorrow,” he added.
“That is a decision that will have to be made by me.
Flynn resigned from the administration on Friday, just hours before the president’s speech.
“The American people need to know that the President of the U.S. will never pardon a national security official for his involvement in the campaign of a lying traitor,” Trump tweeted.