Donald Trump shocked America when he was elected the 45th president of the United States over former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The votes of political neophytes ended up carrying several key battleground states that Democrats had no expectations of losing.
Donald Trump's campaign manager described a "very gracious exchange" between Donald Trump and president-elect Trump. Secretary Clinton congratulated Trump on his victory and likewise he commended her for a hard-fought race. He also told her that she was very smart, very tough, and had waged a tremendous campaign. In addition, the president-elect told American citizens that Secretary Clinton should be respected for all she has done for our country.
Going into election day projected Hillary Clinton winning the election by a small margin. Clinton and her campaign had been extremely confident going into election night. In fact, all of the data they saw told them they should win. However, by Wednesday morning Trump had accumulated 289 electoral votes over the 218 won by Secretary Clinton. He also won the popular vote. In the early hours Wednesday, Clinton's campaign was still searching for voting irregularities and counting final votes.
Unfortunately, the president-elect lost his home state of New York. But after his victory in the 2016 presidential election he delivered a unifying message to the citizens of America. He called all political parties to come together and pledged to be a president to not only Republicans, but to all citizens of the United States of America.
Donald Trump a surprisingly appeasing speech that followed a campaign centered around fiery rhetoric. In this speech he made a promise to mend our cities, rebuild the infrastructure of our country, and he also harped on finally taking care of America's veterans.
It is difficult to know how Donald Trump will govern given the fact that he has shifted on several issues that he has been asked about since the beginning of his campaign. It is difficult to predict who the president-elect will appoint to carry out his plans; however there have been hints from the top positions of his inner staff according to NBC News. Rudy Giuliani is being eyed as possible Attorney General along with Newt Gingrich for Secretary of State. The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, is under consideration as Trump's Chief of Staff.
In a speech this month, Trump outlined his plans for his first 100 days in office. These plans included a range of policy issues along with some more personal things. In this speech Trump renewed his pledge to build a wall along the border of Mexico and to undo President Obama's executive orders on immigration and other policies. He also proposed potentially withdrawing from NAFTA.
The chances of Trump's legislation being enacted have been increased because the Senate and House are both Republican. His platform is much less reliant on Congress than Clinton's. Many of the things he plans to accomplish can be due through executive action because they involve trade, immigration, national security, etc.
Clinton targeted many controversies in her campaign against Trump, to little avail. The Democratic nominee has not yet given a concession speech.