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Raiders QB Derek Carr delivers inspirational message after Donald Trump's election

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We are now two days removed from the Presidential Election that saw Donald Trump named the next man to take office at the White House, beating out Hillary Clinton in a turn up that not many saw coming.

Ever since the results were made official, millions of Americans have been worried about what the future will hold for them with Trump as President for the next four years at a minimum. Good or bad, nobody really knows right now. 

Speaking earlier today after Raiders practice, Derek Carr came out and delivered what has to go down as one of the best post-election speeches, laying everything out there in just such a perfect way.


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"I’ll say this," Carr said. "I was thinking about it a lot and it means a lot to me. It reminds me of football so much where — no matter how you feel or how you believe what should have happened or what you wish happened, you’re happy that it happened, however you are, wherever you’re at — we still as a country have to come together."

The quarterback went on to compare it to a new head coach coming into a football. Somehow, it all fit.

"It’s like a team. There’s going to be a coach sometimes that you like, sometimes a coach that you don’t like. Sometimes there’s going to be someone that you wish you had before. All I know is that if you want to be successful and you want to dominate, you got to come together," he added.

"So I know as a people that we have a new leader that’s going to be in place and he’s going to lay out a vision, but it’s up to us."

"It’s really up to us to come together and love one another and serve each other."

It looks like Carr is both an MVP candidate on the field and one off it as well. If this sign from a Raiders fan is anything to go by, he might make a good POTUS in a couple of decades time.

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