- Donald Trump Claims Victory in Historic Election
Donald Trump claims victory before a crowd of cheering supporters at his New York headquarters, with ABC election analyst Antony Green earlier giving the race to the White House to the Republican candidate.
- Hillary Clinton has reportedly conceded defeated in a phone call to Mr Trump but will not speak to supporters today.
- Mr Trump swept key battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina
Donald Trump speech to his waiting supporters
“First I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. I had truly great parents.”
He also thanks his siblings, Mary-Ann and Elizabeth, Robert, and his late brother Frederick.
“Fantastic family. I was very lucky. Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents.
“To Melania and Don and Ivanka, and Eric, and Tiffany, and Baron: I love you, and I thank you and especially for putting up with all of those hours.
“This was tough. This was tough. This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all.”
Donald Trump says “we have a great economic plan”.
“We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time we will get along with all other nations, willing to get along with us,” he said.
“We will have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships. No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.”
“We must reclaim our country – our country’s destiny. And dream big and bold and daring.”
Donald Trump: “I’ve spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world. That is now what I want to do for our country,” he said.
“I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It’s going to be a beautiful thing.”
“Every single American will have the opportunity to realise his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
Donald Trump continues:
“I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so that we can work together and unify our great country.
“As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.
“It’s a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, back grounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people and serve the people it will.”
Donald Trump promises the crowd he’ll do a “great job” as president.
“So it’s been what they call a historic event. But to be really historic, we have to do a great job. And I promise you that I will not let you down. We’ll do a great job. We’ll do a great job.”
“I look very much forward to being your president. And hopefully at the end of two years or 3 years or 4 years, or maybe even 8 years…
“We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people. And we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your president, you’ll be so proud.
“It’s my honour, it was an amazing evening, it’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country.”
Donald Trump has also spoken about the Secret Service officers, who have protected him through the campaign.
“They’re tough, and they’re smart and they’re sharp and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can tell you,” he said.
“And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down, but they’re fantastic people.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States Donald Trump! Thank you, it’s been an honour. God bless. Thank God.”