President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump turning away intelligence briefings since victory: report Trump faces tough decision on overtime rule Trump keeps everyone off balance MORE said he hoped Americans would come together to “heal our divisions” in a video address Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
In a two-minute address posted to YouTube, Trump acknowledged that the election had left hurt feelings but urged the public to work together and move forward.
“It is my prayer, that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” Trump said.
“We have just finished a long and bruising political campaign. Emotions are raw and tensions just don’t heal overnight,” he continued.
“It doesn’t go quickly, unfortunately, but we have before us the chance now to make history together to bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities, and real prosperity to our communities, including our inner cities. So important to me, and so important to our country. But to succeed, we must enlist the effort of our entire nation.
“This historic political campaign is now over,” he added. “Now begins a great national campaign to rebuild our country and to restore the full promise of America for all of our people.”