Trump Wins Presidential Election

Pictured is Donald J. Trump when he spoke to the Republican Convention crowd in Cleveland, OH after winning the primaries.

By Donald Wittkowski

Republican Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a highly charged race that was decided by what he called “an incredible and great movement.”

The nip-and-tuck election with Democrat Hillary Clinton spilled into the early morning hours Wednesday before Trump declared victory in front of jubilant supporters at his New York headquarters.

“I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us — it’s about us — on our victory,” Trump said when he began to speak at 2:50 a.m., surrounded by his wife and children.

Striking a conciliatory tone that contrasted with his combative style during the campaign, Trump called for all Americans to unite behind his presidency to move “our great country” forward.

“I promise I will not let you down. We’ll do a great job,” he said.

Trump pledged to be a president “for all Americans.”

“While the campaign is over, the work on this movement is just beginning,” he said.