Donald Trump pledges to be president for ‘all Americans’ after sweeping to shock US election victory

Donald Trump pledges to be president for ‘all Americans’ after sweeping to shock US election victory

From the outsource:- Donald Trump will be the 45th President of America!!

Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world.

The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.

Mr Trump pledged that he would be “president for all Americans” in his New York victory speech.

He said he was “reaching out” to the people who had not supported him to “unify the country”.

“Now it’s time to bind the wounds of division. I say to Democrats and Republicans it is time come together as one united people,” he said.

“I pledge to be president for all Americans,” he said, adding: “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”

He said it was not a campaign but a movement that had won him the White House, comprised of “all people of different backgrounds and beliefs”.

He said victory had been “tough”. “This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough,” he said, while thanking his family.

It was an extraordinary election night. Mr Trump won some early east coast states and did not look back. When he secured the key swing state of Florida, a clear path to the presidency was laid out. He went on to win Ohio and South Carolina.

In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election – but then later called Mr Trump to congratulate him on his victory.

Mr Trump offered generous words for his vanquished opponent, saying she had worked hard for many years and was owed a “deep debt of gratitude”.

The crowd was respectful at the mention of Mrs Clinton.

In a conciliatory speech Mr Trump added:  “We will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will deal fairly with everyone. We will seek common ground, partnership not conflict.

“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our destiny.”

The Republican surpassed expectations and confounded pollsters in Florida, where Mrs Clinton had been expected to win following a surge in the Hispanic vote.

Mrs Clinton’s hopes of a swift victory faded as the Republican picked up a series of states early on and maintained his momentum.

Financial markets around the world plummeted as votes for Mr Trump stacked up.

Mr Trump’s threats to rip up a free trade agreement with Mexico and tax money sent home by migrants to pay for building a wall on the southern US border if elected president caused the peso to hit a record low.

Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, described the result as “bigger than Brexit”.

He told The Telegraph that Mr Trump’s election will represent a “massive result” for Britain.

He said that the UK would have a “friend in the White House” who will prioritise trade relations with the UK.

EU chiefs invite Trump to Europe for summit

European Council president Donald Tusk and his European Commission counterpart, Jean-Claude Juncker, invited Mr Trump to visit Europe for a summit meeting with the EU.

They offered their “sincere congratulations” to the new US president-elect and stressed it was “more important than ever” to work together to tackle problems including Islamic State, also known as Daesh.

The two leaders said: “The strategic partnership between the European Union and the United States is rooted in our shared values of freedom, human rights, democracy and a belief in the market economy. Over the years, the European Union and the United States have worked together to ensure peace and prosperity for our citizens and for people around the world.

“Today, it is more important than ever to strengthen transatlantic relations. Only by co-operating closely can the EU and the US continue to make a difference when dealing with unprecedented challenges such as Daesh, the threats to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, climate change and migration.”

Hillary Clinton’s campaign lost her the keys to the White House

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Ruth Sherlock and Nick Allen have been looking at what went wrong for Hillary:

When she lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama in 2008 Hillary Clinton hoped the path for a woman to reach the White  House would be “a little easier next time”. In fact, it would prove to be much more brutal.

She began the 2016 race as the favourite and by far the most experienced candidate. But no amount of meticulous planning could have prepared her for what turned into perhaps the most turbulent campaign in US political history.

Mrs Clinton became the target of not one, but two, populist candidates both trying to destroy her. She stood at the middle of a perfect storm as Bernie Sanders attacked from the left, and Donald Trump from the right.

On top of that she was dogged by a scandal that never seemed to end, her use of a private email server while she was US Secretary of State.

With Mr Sanders and Mr Trump whipping their supporters into a frenzy she was parodied on US comedy shows for a lack of charisma.

Her slogans “I’m with her” and “stronger together” failed to resonate like Mr Trump’s “Make America Great Again” or Mr Sanders’ “Feel the Bern”.

There were conspiracy theories that she was hiding a serious illness, her husband’s infidelity was raked over again, and she was derided as a liar and a crook.

But through all the ugliness Mrs Clinton never lost her cool.

She treated the epic election campaign as one long job interview, relentlessly laying out her 30-year political CV and avoiding a descent into the gutter.

Ultimately, it was not enough to turn the wave of anti-establishment sentiment.