Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States after Hillary Clinton called him to concede defeat. Shortly after declared winner of the US election, the billionaire gave a victory speech in New York after wins in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina took him beyond the 270 Electoral College votes required to take the White House.
Donald Trump giving his victory speech in New York With this historic victory, Trump, 70, will become the oldest person ever inaugurated as US president.
Here are 12 things he said in his victory speech. 1. “I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. She fought very hard.” 2. “Now it is time to bind the wounds of division and get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and Independents, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.” 3. “I pledge to every citizens of our land that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me.” 4. “For those who have chosen not to support me of which there were a few people, I am reaching out to you for your guidance and help so that we can work together and unify our great country.”
5. “As I said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but an incredible and great movement made out of millions of hardworking men and women who want the best for this country and for their family. It is a movement comprised of all Americans from all religions, background and races who want and expect our government to serve the people.”