The 2016 U.S. Election ended late Tuesday night (Nov. 8), with Donald Trump eventually being named the 45th President of the U.S.
The President Elect defeated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, but it was a dog fight, with a number of battleground states being won by a slim margin. Throughout his campaign, Trump repeatedly denounced Clinton as “corrupt” and “crooked”, which apparently resonated with a large part of the country.
Although the race was still very close, Clinton called Trump to concede early Wednesday morning (Nov. 9) and congratulated him.
“Hillary has worked very long and very hard for a long period of time,” he said in a speech at his campaign headquarters. “‘We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service.”
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he added. “I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
“No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s best and dream big and bold and daring.”
Indiana Governor Mike Pence will serve as Trump’s Vice President.
Trump will be sworn into the Presidency on January 20, 2017.