Trump Calls For Unity In Victory Speech

Posted at 11:06 AM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 13:54:20-05

It was an upset win early Wednesday when president-elect Donald Trump took his victory over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Reactions were mixed, with ecstatic reactions from Trump supporters regarding the unlikely outcome, and outrage by others who took to the streets around the nation in protest.

In his victory speech, Trump vowed to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America

"I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," Trump told supporters gathered in a Manhattan hotel near his Trump Tower campaign headquarters.

Trump's win shocked political professionals and global financial markets alike.

House Speaker Paul Ryan called Trump Tuesday night to congratulate him on his "incredible victory."

While Democrat Hillary Clinton was trying to make history as the first female president, Trump made a different kind of history as one of the least experienced presidential candidates ever elected.

A businessman and former reality TV star, he is a true political outsider in a way that marks a sharp break from past presidents.