Just before 3 a.m. this morning, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was reported to have called the Republican nominee, now President-elect Donald Trump, and conceded the 2016 election race.
Donald Trump appeared before an electrified crowd of supporters in New York City at the Midtown hotel, and delivered a “gracious” speech, accepting his win, as reported by CNBC.
The Trump acceptance speech began with a long entrance, complete with presidential music, as the crowd of supporters hooted, applauded, and chanted.
“She fought very hard,” the president-elect said with regard to Clinton’s effort.
Trump told his supporters that the country owes Hillary Clinton a “major debt of gratitude” for her service throughout her career, to applause from those gathered.
Donald made a bipartisan call to all citizens to “come together as one people.”
Trump stated that his pledge was to work to be president “for all Americans.”
The president-elect said that he was “reaching out” to people who have not supported his campaign, or him, in the past.
He asked his opponents for their “guidance and help” in an effort to “unify” the United States following the election.
Trump described his campaign as a movement made up of the millions of Americans who “want a better, brighter future.”
He described the Trump movement of being one composed of “all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs” and seeing “untapped potential” in individuals and projects around the globe.
“Tremendous potential,” Donald Trump said with regard to his view of the United States.
The 2016 election winner promised investment in infrastructure. The Republican gave highways, inner cities, tunnels, bridges, airports, hospitals, and schools as examples of projects he is looking at.
At this point, a person in the crowd can seemingly be heard shouting “kill Obama.”
“We will also, finally, take care of our great veterans,” Trump said soberly, to hoots from his supporters, seemingly not hearing the man’s remark.
Donald Trump spoke of looking for the “best and brightest people” and “harnessing” their skills toward a better America.
The president-elect promised to double U.S. economic growth, and make the United States the strongest economy in the world.
Trump pledged that the United States will “get along” with all of its global neighbors so long as they are “willing to get along with us.”
The 2016 presidential election winner shared a vision of American where its citizens “dream big, and bold, and daring” and of “beautiful and successful things, once again.”
The next most-powerful person in the world promised that his administration will “deal fairly” with all parties, while always putting U.S. interests first.
President-elect Donald Trump then turned to thanking the many people who took part in his campaign, as well as members of his family.
Trump named his parents, Fred and Mary Anne Trump, now deceased; his sisters, Mary Anne and Elizabeth; and his brothers, Robert, and the late Fred.
“Fantastic family, I was very lucky,” the Republican stated.
Donald Trump then named his wife Melania and Donald Jr., and the crowd began to hoot and applaud. He then thanked his other children, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron.
The president-elect then thanked Campaign Manager Kelly Anne Conway and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Campaign CEO Steve Bannon.
Others thanked by Trump included Senator Jeff Sessions, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. The candidate then noted that he had the support of 22 recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Donald Trump called RNC Chairman Reince Priebus an “unbelievable star.” Priebus, as well as Flynn and Giuliani, have been rumored as potential candidates for a Trump White House, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
Priebus joined Trump at the podium where he spoke, after being asked by the president-elect.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump!” Reince Preibus’ voice was hoarse as the supporters cheered along.
The Republican thanked the Secret Service, law enforcement in New York City, and the RNC.
“I promise you that I will not let you down,” President-elect Donald Trump said to the American people as those gathered in New York continued their chants, cheers, and applause.
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