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Obama reassures Americans that the sun will still come up in the morning, ‘at least for another 70 days’

Elections come and go, but our lives go on for a couple more months, says President Obama.

Elections come and go, but our lives go on for a couple more months, says President Obama.

Following Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the presidential race last night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation in the White House’s Rose Garden today, seeking to reassure those who might now be fearful about the consequences of a Trump presidency.

Flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, the President spoke as a small army of White House staffers looked on.

“Before votes were tallied,” he said, “I shot a video that some of you may have seen, in which I said to the American people, regardless of which side you were on in the election, regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, the sun would come up in the morning.

“And it did. I must admit, I was a little worried around 5am, but it did. And it will continue to come up. At least for another 70 days.”

“After that,” he added, “all bets are off.”

“All bets,” repeated Biden.

“Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election,” Obama continued. “But the day after, we have to come together and remember that, actually, I’m still president.

“So we know that the Earth will still go round the sun, the laws of physics still apply, our lives will go on. For 70 days or so. After that, who knows?”

“Seriously folks,” Biden interjected. “Who really knows at this point?”

The President did not take questions from waiting press, although did tell CNN’s Jim Acosta he was “not sure” exactly which important things would be on fire in 100 days