Republican nominee Donald Trump has scripted one of most improbable victories to become the 45th President of the United States of America. The business tycoon has trounced Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a convincing margin in terms of number of votes but he got just 1 per cent more than her total vote per cent.
At the end, the numbers don’t matter and the result only is. With almost all the pre-election surveys and media constantly claiming that Hilary Clinton has high per cent of winning the US presidential elections, the people around the world started to believe the same. However, the biggest shock for the majority of people across the world has been ascertained one the election results were announced.
The Donald Trump camp has started celebrations after the highly polarized business tycoon turned politician clinched the victory, which didn’t look possible in any way until a day ago. He had to get past a series of controversies which would have destroyed the prospects of any other candidate.
In his victory speech here, Trump sounded conciliatory and pledged to be the leader “for all Americans” who needed to “come together as one united people”.
Addressing cheering supporters, he called for rapprochement between the Republicans and Democrats and even thanked Clinton – a former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State.
“It is time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together,” he said to loud cries of “USA”.
It was one of the most dramatic victories in a Presidential battle. Only weeks ago Trump appeared to be losing after he was heard making outrageous sexist remarks in a leaked video.
On Wednesday, a confident Trump promised to make “America great again” and rebuild its infrastructure, “which will become, by the way, second to none… We will embark upon a project of national growth.
“We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.”
Trump said the US under his leadership “will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. America will no longer settle for anything that is less than the best.
“I want to tell the world community that while we will put American interests on top, we will deal fairly with everyone.”Mike Pence, 57, will be Trump’s Vice President. Trump’s “leadership will make America great again”, Pence said shortly after Trump was declared the winner.
The celebrity, controversial businessman will be the oldest President ever elected to a first term. He is also the first to win the US Presidency without having previously held public office or served in the US military.
The election results, repudiating Washington’s political elite and pundits who had predicted a Clinton victory, indicated that it was a plainspoken challenge to political correctness of Clinton that mattered for voters.