Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement About Trump’s Presidential Election
NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement on the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States:
"One of the greatest aspects of our democracy is the peaceful transition of power. I want to extend my congratulations to President-elect Trump. I also want to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Secretary Hillary Clinton for her lifetime of sacrifice and service for our country. America is a stronger country because of her contributions.
“The people have spoken. They believe Washington is broken and the economy is not working for them. It is also clear that the divisions around partisanship and race in our country are deeper than ever before. I encourage President-elect Trump to reach out to African-Americans, Latinos, Muslims and women to reconcile the divisive rhetoric from this campaign. Diversity remains one of this nation’s greatest strengths. Together, we must work to bring our nation together around these issues to heal, find common ground and get things done.
“I hope President-elect Trump and the Republican Congress will work with mayors to invest in infrastructure and public safety in our cities. Together, with the right investments and partnerships, we can get people to work and make America stronger. Cities and local governments must be at the table because this nation’s mayors are getting things done. On behalf of my constituents and this nation’s mayors, I stand ready to work with the President-elect to move our country forward.”