Trump Gracious in Victory Speech
President-elect congratulates Clinton on hard-fought campaign
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2016 2:20 AM CST
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President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York.   (AP Photo/John Locher)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump is now president-elect of the United States—and after his stunning victory, he promises to be president "for all Americans." In a victory speech at his campaign headquarters in New York that the Washington Post describes as "subdued and humble," he said it is "time for America to bind the wounds of division" and "time for us to come together as one," the AP reports. "For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, I am reaching out to you so we can unify our great country," he said. Trump told supporters that Hillary Clinton had called him to concede. He said she is owed "a major debt of gratitude" for her service and he "congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign."

Trump went on to thank supporters and family members including his late parents and brother, and to tell the world that while "we will always put America's interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone," Vox reports. "While the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning," Trump said. "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 will be so proud. Again, it's my honor."
 

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