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November 9, 2016 12:27 am

In Huge Upset, Donald Trump Defeats Hillary Clinton, Will Be America’s 45th President

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo: Gage Skidmore.

Republican Donald Trump will be America’s 45th president after scoring a huge upset over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s election, following a bitterly contested campaign.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Eastern time early Wednesday morning, CNN reported that Clinton had telephoned Trump to concede the election.

A few minutes later, CNN reported that Trump had won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, pushing him over the 270 needed to win the presidency.

In his victory speech delivered at the Hilton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, Trump said it was “time for America to bind the wounds of division” and “come together as one united people.”

“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best,” Trump pledged. “We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring.”

Addressing the international community, Trump said, “While we will 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.”

Just before 10:30 p.m., CNN called Ohio and its 18 electoral votes for Trump. Around 15 minutes later, it called Virginia and its 13 electoral votes for Clinton. Shortly after 11 p.m., North Carolina — with 15 electoral votes — was called for Trump. A half hour later, Florida — with its prize of 29 electoral votes — was called for the Republican candidate.

At 2 a.m., Clinton campaign manager John Podesta announced that the Democratic candidate would not speak publicly about the results of the election until the morning.

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Trump’s electoral vote margin stood at 289-215, with the states of New Hampshire, Michigan and Minnesota remaining too close to call. In the nationwide popular vote, Clinton held a narrow 47.7%-47.5% lead.

Trump’s largest haul of electoral votes came from Texas, with 38. The largest state Clinton won was California, with 55 electoral votes.

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  • True Indian

    Congratulation to Donald Trump. You have fought bravely against a biased media.You are a courageous man and a man of vision.You will make USA and rest of the world free from Islamic Terrorism.

  • Holy Shirt

    Don’t be upset. Take a physic, go to the bathroom & call me in the morning.

  • Nuritg

    Why huge upset? It is HUGE RELIEF! Americans are not stupid, they saw through the liberal media’s lies and did not buy into them.


    Trump is taking office not beheld to anyone, owing nobody anything not in the game of pay for play as ALL of Washington plays by and acts upon!

    Donald Trump, a president by the people, for the people, defeats crooked Hillary Clinton and will be America’s 45th President

  • Nuritg

    why huge upset?! Upset to whom? To you silly liberal media?! Majority of America did not fall for your lies! You should have written, in HUGE RELIEF Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton and will be America’s 45th President!

  • Peter

    Congratulation Donald Trump for a great victory I know you will be a great president!!!!

  • Pearl Belkowitz

    What a great start to the day! !as long as it’s Donald and not what’s her name !! ?

  • Now comes the challenge of keeping the states, united.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Ummm….the electors haven’t voted yet.

  • Brooklyn Ave.

    The United States as we know it ….will now be a very different place!!!

  • Malcolm Jackson

    Great result. The result that the US, UK and Europe needed. Congratulations to President Donald Trump.

  • Holy Shirt

    70% of American Jews voting to return the Holocaust on American shores suggests North American “Yiddisher Kopp” long ago ceased overflowing. 24% pursuing “Pirkei Avoth” (Ethics of the Fathers) are “Our Hope.”

  • logdon

    This will change the world. Good!

  • Hilltop Watchman

    Excellent result. At last a president who is pro-Israel. Cannot believe stupid Jews who vote Democrat. Do they think that by voting Democrat that they’ll love Jews. Stockholm syndrome writ large. Trump will trade rather than invade, he’s a businessman, not an establishment clone. Well done America.

    • William Van Laak

      Do not disparage the Jews no matter who they vote for. The dumbest Jew is smarter than the smartest of the nations.

      Now let’s see if this can be held with the transition come January without a false flag taking place before then.

  • nutella59

    It’s an “upset” ONLY for those who believed the Main Stream Media BALONEY, and who think that America is only the Socialist Republic of California, or NYC, where 75% vote for a SANDINISTA as Mayor.

  • Peter Joffe

    Winston Churchill forecast that the greatest danger to the world in the 21st Century would be Islam. Trump will stop the spread whereas Clinton and Obama supported and encouraged that spread. Political Correctness will be a thing of the past and the world will become a safer place.

  • Peter O

    Fantastic. Hopefully no more funding for ISIS.

  • marlene

    The best crooked hillary and her rigged voting machines could do was to steal Trump’s landslide, but not his WIN!