By TIME Staff
November 9, 2016

President Obama delivered a speech at the White House on Wednesday addressing Donald Trump’s election as the next leader of the United States.

With Vice President Joe Biden at his side, Obama offered congratulations to the Republican president-elect and called for a smooth transition of power.

“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” Obama said.

Here is a full transcript of his remarks:

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