In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Donald Trump pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton, earning 289 electoral votes, and was projected to be the 45th President of the United States.
Trump spoke to reporters at the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, declaring victory in the presidential race and confirming that Clinton had conceded the race in a phone conversation.
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“I 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,” he said. “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me,” he added.
Trump pledged to fix the “inner cities,” and rebuild highways, cities, airports, schools and more.
“We will double our growth and have the strongest economy everywhere in the world,” he said. “We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring.”
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He thanked all of his family members and advisers as well as the Secret Service and NYPD for providing security.
“To be really historic, we have to do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president,” said Trump, who then hinted he might be interested in serving as president for two terms.