US Presidential elections 2016: Donald Trump becomes the President of the US
Washington: Leaving behind the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump became the President of United States of America on Wednesday. While 270 points were needed to win the Presidential elections, Trump managed to get a 276 mark. He got 5,72,74,259 votes while Clinton got only 5,63,33,030 votes.
Trump will be the 45th President of the US and would succeed Barack Obama who has served the nation as the President for eight years from 2009.
Here are the key facts about the win of the Republican candidate:
- The key states of Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania were won by Donald Trump that added to the chances of him winning the elections.
- He also won the state of Wisconsin.
- Along with Trump's win the Republicans won the US Senate and also the US house with 51 and 235 mark respectively.
- According to the sources of the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, who gave the Republican candidate a neck and neck competition, conceded defeated in a phone call to Mr Trump but will not speak to supporters today.
- Michael Richard "Mike" Pence, an American politician currently serving as the 50th Governor of Indiana stated, "This is a historic night, the American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion."
What Donald Trump said:
- After the results of the 2016 elections were declared Trump as the new President, he thanked the entire USA for supporting him.
- The whole family and close aides of Trump were by his side when he pledged to be the President of the people of America.
- "For those who have not supported me in the elections, I am reaching out to you so that we can work together for the benefit of the USA," the Republican candidate said.
- "It was not a campaign but a great movement made by the million men and women of all races, religion who believe that the government should serve the people of the nations. It was a movement made successful by those who the love and respect for their country," he stated.
Trump appreciates Hillary Clinton:
- "I just received a call from secretary Clinton. She congratulated us for our victory and I congratulated her and her family for a very very tough campaign," the Republican candidate said.
- "We owe Hillary a major gratitude for her service to the country," said Trump.