The President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters at an election night event at a New York hotel November 8. He was elected the 45th president of the United States of America.
Donald Trump is Elected 45th President of United States 2016
The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, threatened convulsions throughout the country and the world, where skeptics had watched with alarm as Mr. Trump’s unvarnished overtures to disillusioned voters took hold.
The triumph for Mr. Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus they had forged on everything from trade to immigration.
The results amounted to a repudiation, not only of Mrs.Clinton, but of President Obama, whose legacy is suddenly imperiled. And it was a decisive demonstration of power by a largely overlooked coalition of mostly blue-collar white and working-class voters who felt that the promise of the United States had slipped their grasp amid decades of globalization and multiculturalism.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,” Trump said early Wednesday morning, shortly after Clinton called him to concede the election. “We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independents across the nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, focused their campaign on national security, bringing change to Washington politics and fighting for U.S. workers hurt by changes in the global economy.