Hillary Clinton. (Image credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

CLINTON: We owe Trump a chance to lead

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton offered her concession Wednesday afternoon after losing the election to now President-elect Donald Trump earlier in the morning.

"Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country," she said. "This is not the outcome we wanted or worked so hard for."

The former secretary of state, senator, and first lady of the United States told supporters in New York City that she felt "pride and gratitude" for being the first female major-party presidential nominee in US history.

"And you represent the best of America," she told supporters. "And being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life."

"I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too," she continued. "And so do tens of millions of Americans."

She said the loss was "painful, and it will be for a long time," adding that the election "was about the country we love."

"We must accept this result...

Source: businessinsider.com