Businessman Donald J. Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States early Wednesday morning, defeating Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton.
Trump wrapped up the long, contentious election cycle with a 276 to 218 Electoral College victory over Clinton. Shortly before 3 a.m. Eastern Time, Hillary Clinton called Trump to concede the election.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence introduced the President-elect to a packed house, who had been waiting on their candidate’s appearance.
“Ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement,” Trump said. He then began to outline his vision for his Presidency, built around what he called the “urgent task of rebuilding our nation.”
“We must reclaim our country’s destiny…I want to tell the world community, we will put our interests first – but will seek partnership, not conflict.” Trump added, “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
Trump also thanked supporters former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; as well as his entire family and extended family.
Trump ended the brief speech by thanking the crowd and promising them and the American public that he would not “let them down.”
He added, “Hopefully you’ll be so proud of your President…and I love this country!”
The President-Elect left the stage to the sound of the Rolling Stones classic song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want.’
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