In a historic White House run, political outsider and businessman Donald J. Trump (R) has defeated Hillary Clinton (D) to become the 45th President of the United States. As Bret Baier stated on Fox News, “This is quite possibly the biggest upset in American history.”
Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes bumped Trump past the requisite 270. Trump’s running mate Mike Pence took the stage after the announcement and said, “The American people have spoken. The American people have elected their new champion…I am deeply humbled and grateful to God for His amazing grace.”
Pence went on to thank his family and then said that he was “deeply grateful to the American people for placing their confidence” in the Trump/Pence 2016 team. Pence said that the team’s “leadership and vision will make America great again.” He then introduced America’s 45th President-elect, Donald J. Trump.
Trump stepped onto the stage with his family, to wild cheering from the crowd gathered at his campaign headquarters, saying, “Sorry to keep you waiting, politics is a complicated business.” He went on to say that he had received a call from Hillary Clinton, “congratulating us on our victory. And I congratulated her on a very hard fought campaign.” He went on to say, “We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”
He continued, “It’s time for Americans to bind the wounds of division. It’s time for us to come together.” He promised that he will be “a President for all Americans,” and that he believes it is time for Americans to work together to unify to rebuild our country and renew the American dream.
Trump promised that “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” and to fix and rebuild the inner cities, roads, bridges and the country’s infrastructure.
His thanks included his family, his staff and his running mate, Governor Mike Pence, as well as Dr. Ben Carson, Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Governor Mike Huckabee, and Generals Flynn and Kellogg and “a superstar: Reince Preibus.”
Ending his remarks, Trump said, “To be really historic, we have to do great job, too. I promise I won’t let you down…while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is only just the beginning.
“I love this country. Thank you.”