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Trump’s Duty to America

Simple answers won't do.
The new team in town.

The new team in town.

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Donald Trump has made history as the first man with no government experience to reach the highest office in the land -- and as the least popular and most divisive candidate ever to do so. The burden is now on him to leave a mean-spirited campaign behind and demonstrate that he can bring people together to move the country forward on important issues.

His victory speech hit the right notes. After showing a graciousness toward Hillary Clinton that was lacking throughout the campaign, he said it was time to “bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people.” He promised to seek guidance from those who didn’t support him, “so that we can work together and unify our great country.” And he declared, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.”