The U.S. Votes for a Major Change in Politics
America has elected the 45th president. Donald J. Trump rose to a surprising victory in one of the most bitter campaigns, as well as an unpredictable campaign, in the history of the nation. Few people, aside from Trump, believed he would be elected. Tuesday night he put smiles on some faces while Hillary Clinton supporters showed their disappointment.
Some political insiders are already referring to this election as “an upset for the ages.” Particularly this is true when he won in states that the Clinton team believed would all be given to the Democrats. The states included Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
In his victory speech he said, in part, “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.” He went on to pledge to help unite the country after his sometimes hostile battle with Clinton. He said, “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.” He also congratulated Clinton on a hard-fought campaign.
Trump reported that Clinton called him after 2 am and conceded the race. Clinton did not address her supporters until midday, Wednesday. She admitted to the audience, “this is painful and it will be for a long time.” Her sadness was obvious on her face. She went on to say, “I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans. We must accept this result and look to the future. We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”
President Obama has invited Trump to visit the White House on Thursday. During the call the president also congratulated him on his victory.