- Former American president Barack Obama has congratulated his fellow democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election win
- Obama took to social media to share how proud he was
- In a statement, he wrote: "In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen"
Former US president, Barack Obama, congratulated US president-elect, Joe Biden, and his vice president-elect, Kamala Harris on their election win.
In a statement shared online, Obama wrote:
"I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden.
"I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President.
"In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory.
"We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has – a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril.
"I know he’ll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote. So I encourage every American to give him a chance and lend him your support. The election results at every level show that the country remains deeply and bitterly divided. It will be up to not just Joe and Kamala, but each of us, to do our part – to reach out beyond our comfort zone, to listen to others, to lower the temperature and find some common ground from which to move forward, all of us remembering that we are one nation, under God.
"Finally, I want to thank everyone who worked, organized, and volunteered for the Biden campaign, every American who got involved in their own way, and everybody who voted for the first time. Your efforts made a difference. Enjoy this moment. Then stay engaged. I know it can be exhausting. But for this democracy to endure, it requires our active citizenship and sustained focus on the issues – not just in an election season, but all the days in between.
"Our democracy needs all of us more than ever. And Michelle and I look forward to supporting our next President and First Lady however we can.
Bantu Holomisa commented:
"You have a reason to be proud given Trump’s resolve to undo all the things you did to improve the lives of all Americans . #ObamaCare . Well done Mr President."
"That is premature when there is legal proceedings occurring ... the media do not decide the elections ‘calling races’ .. legal proceedings where the courts are required to determine this have not happened!"
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Kamala Harris called Biden to congratulate him on his election win when she let out a huge, “we did it!” when she called Biden.
She picked up her phone, quickly punched in president-elect Joe Biden’s number and casually brushed her hair to the back as she told him the good news.
“We did it. We did it, Joe. You are going to be the next president of the United States of America,” she said.
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