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Obama: We Are Americans First

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement regarding the U.S. election results, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Nov. 9, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)TheNTI
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement regarding the U.S. election results, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Nov. 9, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama gave a speech the day after the election this month, which confirmed two things;

1, That Trump won, and Obama was acknowledging this

2, That there would be a smooth transition of power

The following is a transcription of that speech.

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Yesterday, before votes were tallied, I shot a video that some of you may have seen in which I said to the American people: Regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning.

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And that is one bit of prognosticating that actually came true. The sun is up. And I know everybody had a long night. I did, as well. I had a chance to talk to President-elect Trump last night — about 3:30 in the morning, I think it was — to congratulate him on winning the election. And I had a chance to invite him to come to the White House tomorrow to talk about making sure that there is a successful transition between our presidencies.

Now, it is no secret that the President-elect and I have some pretty significant differences. But remember, eight years ago, President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush’s team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency, and the vice presidency, is bigger than any of us.

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So I have instructed my team to follow the example that President Bush’s team set eight years ago, and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the President-elect — because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.

I also had a chance last night to speak with Secretary Clinton, and I just had a chance to hear her remarks. I could not be prouder of her. She has lived an extraordinary life of public service. She was a great First Lady. She was an outstanding senator for the state of New York. And she could not have been a better Secretary of State. I’m proud of her. A lot of Americans look up to her. Her candidacy and nomination was historic and sends a message to our daughters all across the country that they can achieve at the highest levels of politics. And I am absolutely confident that she and President Clinton will continue to do great work for people here in the United States and all around the world.

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Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election. But the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country. That’s what I heard in Mr. Trump’s remarks last night. That’s what I heard when I spoke to him directly. And I was heartened by that. That’s what the country needs — a sense of unity; a sense of inclusion,; a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law; and a respect for each other. I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition, and I certainly hope that’s how his presidency has a chance to begin.

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I also told my team today to keep their heads up, because the remarkable work that they have done day in, day out — often without a lot of fanfare, often without a lot of attention — work in agencies, work in obscure areas of policy that make government run better and make it more responsive, and make it more efficient, and make it more service-friendly so that it’s actually helping more people — that remarkable work has left the next President with a stronger, better country than the one that existed eight years ago.

So win or lose in this election, that was always our mission. That was our mission from day one. And everyone on my team should be extraordinarily proud of everything that they have done, and so should all the Americans that I’ve had a chance to meet all across this country who do the hard work of building on that progress every single day. Teachers in schools, doctors in the ER clinic, small businesses putting their all into starting something up, making sure they’re treating their employees well. All the important work that’s done by moms and dads and families and congregations in every state. The work of perfecting this union.

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So this was a long and hard-fought campaign. A lot of our fellow Americans are exultant today. A lot of Americans are less so. But that’s the nature of campaigns. That’s the nature of democracy. It is hard, and sometimes contentious and noisy, and it’s not always inspiring.

But to the young people who got into politics for the first time, and may be disappointed by the results, I just want you to know, you have to stay encouraged. Don’t get cynical. Don’t ever think you can’t make a difference. As Secretary Clinton said this morning, fighting for what is right is worth it.

Sometimes you lose an argument. Sometimes you lose an election. The path that this country has taken has never been a straight line. We zig and zag, and sometimes we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back. And that’s okay. I’ve lost elections before. Joe hasn’t. (Laughter.) But you know.

(The Vice President blesses himself.) (Laughter.)

So I’ve been sort of —

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Remember, you beat me badly. (Laughter.)

THE PRESIDENT: That’s the way politics works sometimes. We try really hard to persuade people that we’re right. And then people vote. And then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off, we get back in the arena. We go at it. We try even harder the next time.

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The point, though, is, is that we all go forward, with a presumption of good faith in our fellow citizens — because that presumption of good faith is essential to a vibrant and functioning democracy. That’s how this country has moved forward for 240 years. It’s how we’ve pushed boundaries and promoted freedom around the world. That’s how we’ve expanded the rights of our founding to reach all of our citizens. It’s how we have come this far.

And that’s why I’m confident that this incredible journey that we’re on as Americans will go on. And I am looking forward to doing everything that I can to make sure that the next President is successful in that. I have said before, I think of this job as being a relay runner — you take the baton, you run your best race, and hopefully, by the time you hand it off you’re a little further ahead, you’ve made a little progress. And I can say that we’ve done that, and I want to make sure that handoff is well-executed, because ultimately we’re all on the same team.

All right? Thank you very much, everybody. (Applause.)

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President Obama Meets Leonardo DiCaprio Regarding Climate Change

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Earlier this year, President Obama stopped by South by Southwest  to issue a challenge to creative thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs across the country.  President Obama stated;

“We are at a moment in history where technology, globalization, our economy are changing so fast.  How can we start coming up with new platforms, new ideas, new approaches across disciplines and across skill sets to solve some of the big problems that we’re facing today?”

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In Austin, he called on creative thinkers and entrepreneurs from across the country to help tackle our toughest challenges, and to answer the above question. On Monday, October 3rd 2016, fans celebrated that spirit of innovation at South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action.

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At SXSL, many celebrated the inspiring work that many Americans have already accomplished—asking everyone to discover their own way to make a positive difference in our country.

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President Obama joined conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about the importance of protecting the one planet we’ve got for future generations.

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Following the conversation, attendees watched the domestic premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate documentary film titled “Before the Flood,” presented by National Geographic in a first-of-its-kind film screening on the South Lawn of the White House.

Whether you love him–or hate his policies, one thing you can’t deny about President Obama–he is one cool cat.

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Trump and Hillary–The Art of the Smear Campaign

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton–in no other campaign in history has there been more name calling, drama, and smear. In Hollywood, it is all about ‘hype,’  Telling everyone how great one is an an actor, model, singer, filmmaker, humanitarian, or the like. In Washington–during one of the most competitive election campaigns ever, it is not only about the candidate’s bragging about how great they are, but also, about smearing their opponent.

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Who Has the Best Public Relations Campaign?

As we all know, “The Art of the Smear” has been taken to new levels by Donald and Hillary during this election.  We don’t need to repeat all of the drama–you know about that.  What we do want to determine here is this; How effective is each candidate’s campaign in terms of public relations and marketing? We monitored, we reviewed, we tested them, and we made our determination. The results are as follows:

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MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Trump

Trump’s social media power dominates. From FB to Twitter to You Tube, he has it down.

MOST EFFECTIVE WEBSITE
Hillary

Hillary’s site is user friendly, and media friendly, with easy contact detail. Trump’s site has fewer contacts for e-mail communication.

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MOST EFFECTIVE ONLINE PRESENCE
Trump

Trump dominates on the web. A true entertainer, he is simply entertaining to watch–love him or hate him, and has a bigger presence online than Hillary.

MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Hillary

With recent polls indicating that over 80 percent of mainstream media favor Hillary has control of mainstream media.Jessica Banner Ad

MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA
Trump

From You Tube to bloggers and independent media leaders including Brietbart and Info Wars, Trump trounces in alternative media.

MOST EFFECTIVE ORGANIZING TEAM
Hillary

Team Hillary effectively recruits volunteers to help her team nationwide. Volunteers for her campaign have been asked to call voters from their cell phones, blocking their call before each dial. They were instructed ‘not’ to leave messages. While they should have had offices with land lines set up for callers, left messages, and not have blocked calls, at least they did better then her opponent in this regard.

Trump’s organizing team falls flat in this area. They repeatedly have failed to return communication for organizing supporters for callers,  media, and door to door campaigning, among more.

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MOST EFFECTIVE RALLIES
Trump

Trump smears his opponent in this area, pulling in massive numbers of supporters across the nation.

MOST EFFECTIVE BRANDING / SLOGAN

Trump

“Make America Great Again” is –whether true or not, a great slogan. Everyone remembers it.  Hillary’s is, well–forgettable.

MOST EFFECTIVE DEBATING

DEBATE #1:
Hillary

Trump started way too soft, letting his opponent walk all over him way too many times. While he got in a few zingers, he mostly lost this one. Some say a biased moderator helped his defeat.

DEBATE #2:
Tie

While tough for Trump, with another Democrat moderator, but when Trump said that Hillary should be in prison–nothing could top that.  Whether you believe she should be in prison or not, it can’t be denied that it was a wild, unpredictable statement, and unforgettable in the history of American politics.  After the Billy Bush tape leak dominating media right before this debate however, that fact lessened what could have been Trump’s landslide win for this debate.  With a flurry of charges now also against him, the ugly scale of attacks were more balanced, and and as such, this could be easily called a tie.

DEBATE #3:                                                                                                                 Trump

Bringing Bill’s accusers to the ringside, Trump dominated this one, getting Hillary back– for her Vice Presidential running mate’s bad behavior of interrupting Pence– by being much more aggressive and even confronting the media,  who he has publicly scolded. He dominated in the first round, but then lost a little steam, as Hillary pulled ahead closer, keeping a steady pace. Still-Trump mostly beat her, helped by a Fox News moderator who was non biased.

VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:
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Even Democrats gave Pence credit for sounding intelligent, and coming off as genuine and professional here. Kaine however–showing himself to the world for the first time in a big way, came off poorly; interrupting terribly, and even yelling on instances.

MOST EFFECTIVE SMEAR CAMPAIGN:
Tie

From Trump’s sexist comments against women from years ago, to Hillary’s e-mail scandals among more, both have effectively smeared each other in various terrible ways. Had Wikileaks or the Billy Bush tape not leaked, the fight may have stayed standing, but instead, it dropped to the ground with both sides fighting for blood.

CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Some still suggest both candidates are secretly still friends (as noted in the photo above when they were still pals), and that the election is rigged not for Hillary against Trump, but for Hillary and Trump against Trump. While this seemed plausible in the conspiracy world at first, as things progressed, it seemed highly unlikely. If so, both sides deserve an Oscar nomination for the most convincing characters in the Drama category.

No matter what is real in the murky and crazy world of Washington, all we can know is that whatever happens, we will all still be just fine. And we here at The Hollywood Sentinel can be thankful that we work here in Hollywood–where things are nice and normal compared to Washington D.C.

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