Against all odds, polls, and projections, Donald Trump claimed victory in the presidential election Tuesday, delivering a speech at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on Tuesday to a cheering crowd of supporters.
The Republican congratulated his Democratic rival, saying that she waged “a very very hard-fought campaign.” He also commended her for having “worked very long and very hard” over her political career.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division — have to get together,” 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.”
Trump, who had been criticized by opponents for rhetoric characterized as divisive and racist, pledged, “I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.”