After a long and bitter presidential campaign, Americans voted on who the next president of the United States is going to be. The campaign for the White House was unpredictable and the two candidates went up and down in the polls and were sometimes at a tie. Hillary Clinton entered election day with a slight lead over Donald J. Trump. But after the vote was over, the winner of the race for the White House was Donald J. Trump. The result was unexpected for the media who had Hillary Clinton as the winner of the political contest.
The Republican Candidate Donald J. Trump Wins Presidential Race
The result of the 2016 presidential election defied the expectations of political analysts and pollsters. The vote sent a powerful message to the political establishment. The candidate who won is a political outsider and ran on an anti-establishment message.
Donald J. Trump won against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Republican candidate ran the table in battleground states like Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Donald J. Trump declared victory on Tuesday night in front of a large crowd of supporters. He pledged to unite the country after the long and bitter fight with Hillary Clinton and her supporters.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,”
said Donald J. Trump.
After becoming the 45th president of the United States, Trump had nicer words for his political opponent, Hillary Clinton. He congratulated the Democratic nominee for her effort and how hard she fought during the campaign.
The Democrat Side of the Presidential Race Admits Defeat
The Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton called Donald J. Trump after 2 a.m. and conceded the race. However, Clinton did not address her supporters Tuesday night. The chairman of the Clinton campaign John Podesta came to Javits Center in New York and said a few words to Clinton supporters who were surprised by the results. Podesta said that the race was too close to call in some states. Also, he added that every voted counts and urged supporters to wait for the final count.
President Barack Obama was one of the strongest supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. He campaigned for Clinton at events around the country. More than once he has said that his legacy was on the ballot on November 8. However, the two-term Democratic president did not see his favorite win in the race. The Democrats have not had three consecutive terms in the White House since the 19th century.
Early on Wednesday, President Barack Obama called Donald J Trump and congratulated him on his win. Also, he invited the president-elect to a meeting at the White House this Thursday. Donald J Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway spoke briefly about the telephone conversation the two had.
“It was a very warm conversation. They resolved to work together, which is exactly this country needs…to help unify and heal the country,”
said Kellyanne Conway.
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