Trump pledges to unite 'very divided nation' at first victory rally

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo, AP)
President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo, AP)

Cincinnati - Donald Trump pledged at his first post-election victory rally on Thursday to heal America's deep wounds, saying the country had no choice but to come together and reject bigotry.

"We're a very divided nation. But we're not going to be divided for long," the president-elect told thousands of supporters at an arena in Ohio, an early stop on a victory tour that will take him to several battleground states.

"We're going to find common ground and we will get the job done properly," he added.

"We condemn bigotry and prejudice in all of its forms... (and) reject the language of exclusion and separation."

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