Pres. Obama urges unity following Trump win

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After pulling an all-nighter of his own, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a pep talk to a nation, still grappling with the biggest political upset in U.S. history: the election of Donald Trump as America’s commander-in-chief.

CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports. 

Pres. Obama urges unity following Trump win

Pres. Obama urges unity following Trump win

After pulling an all-nighter of his own, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a pep talk to a nation, still grappling with the biggest political upset in U.S. history: the election of Donald Trump as America’s commander-in-chief. CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports.
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On Thursday, President Obama welcomes Donald Trump to the White House to begin a transition from one administration to the next. And for the world, there will be enormous changes in policy.

Trump has pledged to roll back global trade deals from Asia to the Americas. He’s asked allies to pay more for their defense and plans to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, which Israel’s prime minister has criticized, saying it endangers Israeli safety.

But after reaching global curbs on climate change and organizing an international coalition to fight the terror group ISIL, some global leaders are wondering if the U.S. is retreating from the role of global leader.

The current U.S. president said he tried to make all of the country’s global commitments during the past eight years, as durable and enduring as possible. Obama acknowledges that he doesn’t get to choose his successor. The American people do.


Mexicans worried over Trump’s border policy

Mexicans are bracing for the fallout. Mexico is one of the nations that Donald Trump frequently attacked throughout the U.S. campaign. Today, Mexicans worry that the president-elect of the United States might follow through on his threat to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it.

CCTV’s Franc Contreras reports.

Mexicans are worried over Trump border policy

Mexicans are worried over Trump border policy

Mexicans are bracing for the fallout. Mexico is one of the nations that Donald Trump frequently attacked throughout the U.S. campaign. Today, Mexicans worry that the president-elect of the United States might follow through on his threat to build a border wall and make Mexico pay for it. CCTV's Franc Contreras reports.
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Stunned and shocked, people in Mexico City watched Donald Trump’s victory speech with deep sadness.

Mexicans know the man who will lead the powerful nation to the north has called Mexican migrants “rapists and criminals.” He’s promised to deport them, build a tall border wall and force Mexico to pay for it.

During his campaign visit to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto at the end of August, Trump acknowledged that illegal immigration is a problem for both countries.