BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: President-elect Donald Trump stands outside the clubhouse following his meeting with Peter Kirsanow, attorney and member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Donald Trump delivers Thanksgiving message urging Americans to unite

President-elect Donald Trump sat down to deliver a special Thanksgiving message for Americans that was posted to YouTube on Wednesday.

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"It's my prayer that on this Thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by a shared purpose and very, very common resolve," Trump said. "In declaring this national holiday, President Lincoln called upon Americans to speak with one voice and one heart -- that's just what we have to do."

Trump encouraged Americans to come together to rebuild America now that the election is over.

"We've just finished a long and bruising political campaign. Emotions are raw and tensions just don't heal overnight. It doesn't go quickly, unfortunately. But we have before us, the chance now to make history together ... but to succeed, we must enlist the effort of our entire nation," he said. "When America is unified, there is nothing beyond our reach ... Let us give thanks for all that we have, and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead."

The message came two days after Trump gave his policy plans for his first 100 days in office.

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