Minutes after his announcement as the winner of the 2016 US Presidential election, Donald Trump has given his first speech.
The president-elect spoke to supporters as he congratulated everyone involved and promised a better America. Read his full speech below!
Thank you. Thank you very much. Sorry to keep you waiting complicated business. Thank you very much.
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. 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 to her service for our country.
Now its time for America to bind the bounds of division. We have to get together.
To all Republicans and Democrats and Independents across the nation I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. Its time.
I pledge to every citizen of our lands that I will be the president for the American people. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, for which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so 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 hardworking American men and women who worked together to make America better for their family.
It is a movement combined of all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs who want and expect to serve the American people and serve the people it will. Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation while fulfilling the American dream.
I’ve spent my entire life in business looking at the untapped potential of the American people all over the world. That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. It’s going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the ability to realize their fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, schools, hospitals. We will rebuild our infrastructure. Which will become second to none and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18 month journey. The time that I have taken with them I consider among my greatest honors.
We will embark upon a project of American growth and renewal. We will call upon the best and the brightest to leverage our tremendous talent to benefit all. It will happen. We will have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and build the biggest economy, anywhere in the world. At the same time we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will have great relationships we expect to have great, great relationships.
No dream is too big no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.
We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We are going to dream of things for our country. Beautiful things. Successful things. Successful things once again. I wanna tell the world community that while we will deal with America’s interests first we will barely with anyone. All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground not hostility. Relationships not conflict.
And now I’d like to take this moment to thank some of the people who have really helped me with this very historic victory. First I would like to thank my parents who are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them in every regard truly great parents.
My sisters, Mary Anne and Elizabeth, they’re here with us tonight. They’re very shy. And my brother Robert, my great friend. My brother Robert. And they should all be on this stage they’re so great. And also my late brother Fred, great guy fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky. Great, fantastic parents.
To Melania and Don. And Ivanka and Eric. And Tiffany and Barron. I love you and I thank you and especially for putting with all of those hours this was tough. This political stuff is nasty and its tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Thank you all. Thank you. And Lara unbelievable job. Vanessa, thank you. Unbelievable.
I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning – we’re going to get to work immediately for the American people and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you’ll be so proud of your president. I love this country.