While there continues to be differences, the important point is that all citizens and elected officials use democratic and legal avenues for solving those differences.
I understand the protests, but not the shooting and the attempts to bring down the state. We cannot allow hatred to control our lives. We must remain unified to defeat this evil.
I am ready to accept all accusations, allegations, anger - but I have to succeed.
The alternative to peace is war, which will expose everyone to mass casualties, misery and a loss of perspective for many years to come.
I am considering two things on a daily basis: what is right to do and what is wrong to do in my role as President of my people. According to my conscience, I am trying to abide by the right. My vision is peace. My vision is prosperity.