Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.
The Republican Party retained the House and maintained control of the Senate as well.
On Twitter, Donald called his win “beautiful and important.” President Barack Obama has invited him to the White House Thursday to discuss his next steps. “Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the President identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step,” the White House said. Barack will make a statement later on Wednesday regarding the election results. He will also discuss “what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season.”
Donald delivered his victory speech in the wee hours of the morning Wednesday, thanking his wife, Melania Trump, and his five children. “I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough. This was tough. This political stuff is nasty and it is tough,” he said. “I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all.”
Hillary Clinton will address the nation Wednesday. “I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us, on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign,” Donald told his supporters at the New York Hilton. “I mean, she fought very hard. 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.”
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Donald also promised to “be president for all of Americans,” saying, “This is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.”
After Donald’s victory, many celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions: