Trump describes a “national project of renewal.” He says he will gather the best and brightest. “We will double our growth and have the strongest economy in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us.
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny, and dream big, and bold and daring.
“I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone.
“And now, I’d like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me.”
He begins with his parents. His sisters and brother. His late brother.
Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world.
The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.
In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election – but then later called Mr Trump to congratulate him on his victory.
Trump pledged that he would be “president for all Americans”. he said he was “reaching out” to the people who had not supported him to “unify the country”.
“Now it’s time to bind the wounds of division. I say to Democrats and Republicans it is time come together as one united people,” he said.
“I pledge to be president for all Americans,” he said, adding: “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
He said it was not a campaign but a movement that had won him the White House, comprised of “all people of different backgrounds and beliefs”.
Trump thanks senator Jeff Sessions, saying “he’s as smart as you get.”
“Another great man, very tough competitor, he was not easy, he was not easy… oh, Rudy get up here. Another great man who has been really a friend to me but I’ll tell you I got to know him as a competitor. Dr Ben Carson. Where is Ben.
And by the way Mike Huckabee is here someplace.
General Mike Flynn.
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