congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her
and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
and very hard
over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt
of gratitude for her service to our country.
I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to
bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans
and Democrats and independents across this nation I say it is time for
us to come together as one united people.
It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I
will be president for all of Americans, and 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.It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races,
religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government
to serve the people, and serve the people it will.
rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my
entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects
and in people all over the world.
potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous
potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American
will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The
forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to
rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, 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.
Our veterans are incredible people. We will embark upon a
project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative
talents of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to
leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to
happen. We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and
have the strongest 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 be. 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.
best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and
daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our
country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone,
All people and all other nations. We will seek common
ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict. And now I would like
to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me
with this, what they are calling tonight a very, very historic victory.First I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking
down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They
were wonderful in every regard. I are truly great parents. I also want
to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth who are here with us
tonight. Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy
And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky .
Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, 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. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank
you all. Thank you all. Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa,
thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group.You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will
tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept
saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people
that we have. Look at all of these people.
have got tremendously talented people up here, and I want to tell you
it’s been very, very special.
Rudy Giuliani. He’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and
he went through meetings, and Rudy never changes. Where is Rudy. Where
Gov. Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable. Thank you,
Chris. The first man, first senator, first major, major politician — let
me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as
smart as you get, senator Jeff sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man.
Another great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. He was not
easy. Who is that? Is that the mayor that showed up? Is that Rudy?
to know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks that was
negotiating to go against those Democrats, Dr. Ben Carson. Where’s been?
Where is Ben? By the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is
fantastic. Mike and his familiar bring Sarah, thank you very much. Gen.
Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And Gen. Kellogg. We have over 200 generals
and admirals that have endorsed our campaign and there are special
people. We have 22 congressional medal of honor people.
A very special
person who, believe me, I read reports that I wasn’t getting along with
him. I never had a bad second with him. He’s an unbelievable star. He is
— that’s right, how did you possibly guess? Let me tell you about
Reince. I’ve said Reince. I know it. I know it. Look at all of those
people over there. I know it, Reince is a superstar. I said, they can’t
call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win it. Like secretariat. He
would not have that bust at the track at Belmont.Reince is really a star and he is the hardest working guy
and in a certain way I did this. Reince, come up here. Get over here,
president of the united States, Donald Trump! Thank you. It’s been an
honor. God bless. Thank God.]
important to the success and what we’ve done, so I also have to say,
I’ve gotten to know some incredible people.
smart and they’re sharp and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can
tell ya. And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and
they rip me down and put me back down in the seat, but they are
fantastic people so I want to thank the Secret Service.
And law enforcement in New York City, they’re here
tonight. These are spectacular people, sometimes under appreciated
unfortunately, we we appreciate them. So it’s been what they call an
historic event, but to be really historic, we have to do a great job and
I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. We
will do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president
and hopefully at the end of two years or three years or four years or
maybe even eight years you will say so many of you worked so hard for
us, with you you will say that — you will say that that was something
that you were — really were very proud to do and I can — thank you very
much.And 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 will be so proud of your president. You will be
so proud. Again, it’s my honor.
Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.