Dear Commons Community,
Defying most everybody’s predictions, Donald Trump is now the president-elect of the United States. Here are excerpts from his victory speech:
“While the campaign is over, our work on this movement is really just beginning,” he said to the cheering crowd of supporters.
Trump pledged to bring the country together following the historically contentious campaign. “I pledge to be a president for all Americans,” said Trump. “Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.”
He also congratulated Hillary Clinton and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
“I mean, she fought very hard,” he said. “Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely.”