Republican Party’s candidate, Donald Trump won the US Presidential election at the early hours of Wednesday, 09 November 2016.
Trump outweighed his strong Democrat opponent, Hillary Clinton, took over the major states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio to became Barack Obama’s successor.
In Trump’s New York victory speech, he pledged that he would be “president for all Americans.” He reached out to the people who had not supported him to join forces with 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”.
Donald admitted victory had been “tough”. “This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough,” he said, while thanking his family.
His main opponent, Mrs Clinton already 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”.
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.”