Watch Concession Speeches From The Last 60 Years Of Presidential Races | NBC News NOW

22



Despite NBC News projecting Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential race, a concession speech from President Trump is not expected to come anytime soon. And while it is not a legal requirement, the courtesy has helped usher the peaceful transition of power for decades. Here’s a look at concession speeches from presidential races past.
» Subscribe to NBC News:
» Watch more NBC video:

NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.

Connect with NBC News Online!
NBC News App:
Breaking News Alerts:
Visit NBCNews.Com:
Find NBC News on Facebook:
Follow NBC News on Twitter:
Follow NBC News on Instagram:

#PresidentialRaces #ConcessionSpeeches #NBCNews

Watch Concession Speeches From The Last 60 Years Of Presidential Races | NBC News NOW

22 Comments
  1. Jefferson Thongni says

    Such a true statesman McCain, followed by the extreme opposite in the Republican party.

  2. Eternalwarpuppy says

    I am looking forward to Joe Biden's concession speech.

  3. Adrian Morales says

    http://www.loser.com

    You're welcome (COPY & PASTE FLOOD THE COMMENTS)

  4. V R says

    This goes to show that the Presidency should only be contested by mature, honorable, civil persons.

  5. Helen Mitchel says

    A big thanks to you DR Obi Just confirm am completely cure free from my married with the help of his wonderful herbs medicine, may God continue to bless you and your wonderful herbs medicine thanks so much DR Obi anyone looking for any herbs medicine should kindly contact DR Obi to place your order for his lovely herbs medicine via email 🙁 obisolutionhome@gmail.com https: / DRobiherbalhealinghome.webs.com / Whats'App : +254707952247 ).

    1. HEPATITIS A,B,C

    2. HERPES 1/2

    3.DIABETES

    4.STROKE.

    5.HIV/AIDS HERBAL CURE, STDS and STI

    6. MARRIAGE CONSULTING

    7.LOVE SPELL CASTING

    8.JOB PROMOTION SPELLS

    9.MARITAL PROBLEM

    10.MAGIC MONEY SPELLS

    In above all he heal all kinds of illness and spell.

  6. Haan Sollo. says

    the problem is ,a sociopath will not concede,hitler is little child compare with this animal.

  7. Jessica Kai says

    It's time the world should appreciate the development of cryptocurrency, because the way it makes good returns within a short period of time to make it so much lucrative and profitable

  8. Dianna Abrams says

    I really wish that Trump would watch these presidents and how they treated the next president and how they conceived it with honor and respect for one another

  9. Michael Grainger says

    We should be celebrating this historic victory for Biden/Harris and moving forward with a smooth transition. Instead, Trump and many of his enablers continue to spread lies in order to try and de-legitimize the results of the election in order to corruptly gain a second term. Trump has lied and lied and lied all throughout his time in public life, and he is lying now when he tells his supporters that he won or that this was some sort of fraudulent effort. This is part of a pattern that needs to be called out: Conspiracy theories are dangerous lies that are spreading too far across the internet and too far across our culture. Conspiracy theory lies about our food and products, about this election, about the government, about mail-in voting, and about so many countless issues are becoming too common and need to end. What is the end result here with Trump pushing another alternative reality? In general, how does a culture of misinformation and false suspicion do anything but cripple the country and the progress it seeks to make? As the victim of misinformation in the past, I understand how deceptive false sources can be, and how important it is for people to have the facts.

    Trump and his followers won’t tell you the truth, but people need to hear it so the nation can heal and move forward. The truth is, this election was honest, transparent, and accurate. The truth is, an historic number of people cast their ballots and gave the Biden/Harris ticket a clear mandate. The truth is, there is no evidence of any fraudulent activity that occurred in the vote count. The truth is, Trump's lawsuits have no legs to stand on and will uncover nothing and change nothing, because there is nothing to find. The results of this election are clear: Joe Biden is the winner.

    Going even further, the truth is, there is no such thing as a deep state. The truth is, there is no evidence that 11 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The truth is, President Obama was born in Hawaii. The truth is, there is no evidence of fraud when it comes to mail-in voting. The truth is, our food and products are safe from chemicals. The truth is, 9/11 was a terrorist attack committed by Al-Qaeda. The truth is, the only threat to the integrity of the 2020 election is Donald Trump and his lies about it. The truth is, there is no such thing as secret societies running the world. The truth is, there is no conspiracy against the world. The truth is, climate change is an existential threat to humanity and needs to be addressed; it is not a hoax as Trump says. The truth is, gun violence is an epidemic in our country that must stop so no child ever needs to go to school in fear again. The truth is, racism is still a persistent problem in our country that needs to be addressed so all people can live in peace and feel like they belong. The truth is, masks save lives and are not a partisan issue or cultural statement. Donald Trump and his followers won’t speak truth, but facts are facts and the country needs the facts in order to move beyond this stagnation and write the next chapter in our history. It's time to go forward!!

  10. Sherlock Times says

    Richard Nixon, 1960: "We have political contests that they are very hard fought and this one is hard fought, and once the decision is made, we unite behind the man who is elected."
    Barry Goldwater, 1964: "I have no bitterness, no rancor at all. I say to the president as a fellow politician that he did a wonderful job."
    Hubert Humphrey, 1968: "Mr. Nixon has won. The democratic process has worked its will, so now, let's get on with the urgent task of uniting our country."
    George McGovern, 1972: "Congratulations on your victory. I hope that in the next four years, you will lead us to a time of peace abroad and justice at home. You have my full support in such efforts."
    Betty Ford, 1976: "The President asked me to tell you that he telephoned president-elect Carter a short time ago and congratulated him on his victory."
    Jimmy Carter, 1980: "The people of the United States have made a choice, and, of course, I accept that decision."
    Walter Mondale, 1984: "He has won. We are all Americans. He is our president, and we honor him tonight."
    Michael Dukakis, 1988: "He will be our president, and we'll work with him. This nation faces major challenges ahead and we must work together."
    George H. W. Bush, 1992: "There is important work to be done, and America must always come first so we will get behind this new president and wish him well."
    Bob Dole, 1996: "I have said repeatedly in this campaign that the president is my opponent, not my enemy, and I wish him well and I pledge my support."
    Al Gore, 2000: "Just as we fight hard when the stakes are high, we close ranks and come together when the contest is done."
    John Kerry, 2004: "In an American election, there are no losers, because whether or not our candidates are successful, the next morning, we all wake up as Americans."
    John McCain, 2008: "Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans, and please believe me when I say, no association has even meant more to me than that."
    Mitt Romney, 2012: "I so wish that I have been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so, Ann and I join with you to earnestly pray for him, and for this great nation."
    Hillary Clinton, 2016: "We must accept this result, and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."
    Donald Trump, 2020: "If you could the legal votes, I easily win. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us if you count the voters that came in late."

  11. Lew Ironman 1995 says

    3:44 mins of showing how we are the United the States of America when it matters in transferring of power . Thats who we are . Not 1860 or this mess of 2020 .

  12. Asaad Sallam says

    Ford had bad luck in 1976

  13. Binkle Babe says

    "I had the honor of calling …" bravo, McCain

  14. Binkle Babe says

    ALL dignified men, not losers!

  15. Emeka Umeano says

    Your witchcraft won't work NBC

  16. Artemis Fowl says

    John McCain was the last brave and moral Republican. The GOP is crap now and not a single man or woman with courage or character. Sad!

  17. DCLXVI says

    wise words from wise people & well said to bring calmness during chaotic times 🤘

  18. Patrick Brown says

    How is it that a arrogant game show host is elected president and people are surprised at the state of politics today?
    How do you choose "the better of two evils" and expect a positive outcome?

  19. Night Hawk says

    @NBCNews you're a fraud. You're fakes. But, I'm not gonna waste my time with you. Instead, I'm gonna give an example. You've got a reporter working for your site, Ben Collins. IF you visit his twitter account, it's quickly obvious that he's a Far Left extremist. Therefore, you ain't no journalists.

  20. im a man at the bottom says

    t t

  21. im a man at the bottom says

    ithink hillarynot so bad

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.