After winning a hard and bitterly fought election, early this historical morning, Mr. Trump pledged in his New York victory speech that he would be “President for all Americans” notwithstanding his derogatory comments on Muslims, Hispanics, African-Americans, sexist comments calling women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and his horrendous remarks on his political opponents during the campaign phase.
It was a phenomenal decision night; an unprecedentedly bizarre election. After winning some early east coast states there was no looking back for the Republican.
When he secured the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio early today, his march towards the White House and the presidency was, more or less, confirmed as he went on to win Ohio and South Carolina.
He said, “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,” Contrary to his campaign strategy and comments at different forums, he even added, “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer”
He said it was not a campaign but rather a development, a movement that had won him the White House, with the help of “all people of different backgrounds and beliefs”. He thanked his family while saying that victory had been “tough, this political stuff is nasty and it’s tough”.
Mrs. Clinton did not at first concede defeat in the election, but later called Mr. Trump to compliment him on his triumph. Mr. Trump, however, was gracious in victory, and had generous words for his vanquished adversary, saying she had struggled hard for a long time and deserved ” the deep debt of gratitude”.
To the rest of the world, he said, “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, the partnership not conflict.
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our destiny.” The Republican’s out performance in Florida baffled the poll pundits as, according to them, Mrs. Clinton was sure to win after a surge in the Hispanic votes. The biggest downside of Trump’s victory was a plunge in the financial markets across the globe.