On November 9 Donald Trump was announced as President-elect of the United States. Marie Clarke, Executive Director of ActionAid USA, said:
“Now that the election is over, the work of healing a divided nation begins. We encourage President-elect Trump to move away from insults and negativity, and towards building an administration that places the rights of all people and the health of our planet at its center.
“ActionAid USA will redouble its efforts to build bridges of solidarity between people living in poverty and exclusion across the world with those Americans that are dedicated to realizing a more just, equitable and sustainable world.
“The ActionAid international federation has been watching the U.S. elections closely, given the impact of decisions made in the U.S. on people around the world. We appeal to President-elect Trump and all global leaders to find ways to build bridges, not walls between our nations.”