It is indeed a historic moment for Donald Trump since he has put a rest to everyone who said he wasn’t fit to be president, and has been elected as the 45th President of America by clinching 274 of the electoral votes. It was a sensational night for America and everyone watching from around the world, as Trump defeated Clinton, who was the popular choice and who was expected to make history by becoming the first female president of America.
Although Trump’s victory was touted to be equivalent to Britain’s 'Brexit', Trump reassured his supporters that his win would in fact be “Brexit-plus-plus”. New York Republican rep Peter King said that Trump clinched his victory "because he tapped into the discontent and anger of the American people."
The usually over-confident Trump took to stage at the Republican Trump headquarters at the Hilton hotel in Midtown Manhattan once the results were announced, with a lot of grace and humility, and began his speech by thanking his competitor, Hilary Clinton.
He looked calm and serene, and with a grin of victory went on to say, "Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans - and this is so important to me.”
He went on to say, "For those who have chosen not to support me in the past - of which there were a few people - I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so we can work together and unify our great country."
"I promise you that I will not let you down,” he said.
He thanked his parents, saying they were 'wonderful in every regard'. He also thanked his sisters, his brothers, his wife Melania Trump and children, Barron, Ivanka, Tiffany, Donald Jr and Eric, 'for putting up with all of those hours. This political stuff was nasty and it was tough'.
He ended the speech by saying that he loves America and is committed to making the country great again.
It is a huge victory for Trump since he is the only presidential candidate not to have had any experience in the government or military before winning a presidential election, and with such a sweeping margin.