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In full: Donald Trump accepts victory in the US presidential race

Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

AMERICA HAS A new elected president.

Donald Trump’s victory may have come as something of a surprise to most, but accepting his victory at the Hilton Downtown in New York just now, the man himself didn’t look the least bit surprised.

He was however, a little more toned-down in his acceptance speech than we have come to expect.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Thank you very much.”

“I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us, and it is 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 – we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country, I mean that sincerely.
Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. I want to reach out to all Republicans and Democrats across this nation and say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.

“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be a president for all Americans, this is so important to me.”

“For those who have chosen to not support me in the past, and there were a few people, I am reaching out to you for guidance and help so we can work together to unite our great country.”

“Ours was not a campaign, but an inclusive and great movement made of millions of hard working men and women who love their country who want a bright future for them and their families.”

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It’s a movement comprised of Americans of all races and backgrounds who want a government that will serve the people, and serve the people it will.
Working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding this nation and renewing the American dream.
I’ve spent my life looking at the untapped potential of projects around the world.

“That is what I want to do for your country.”

“Great potential, I’ve gotten to know our country so well during this campaign, 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, our tunnels, schools, hospitals, 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 finally take care of our great veterans, I’ve gotten to know so many during this great journey, getting to know them has been among my greatest honours.”

I will harness the talents of our people and use their tremendous talent for the benefit of all.
We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy in the world.
At the same time we will get along with all other nations in the world, and we will have great relationships with them all.

“Nothing is beyond our reach, America will settle for nothing less than the very best.”

“We will dream big and bold and daring, we have to do that, we have to dream of beautiful things and successful things.”

“We will deal fairly with everyone, all people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility, not conflict.”

I’d like to take the time to thank the people who helped to achieve what they’re calling this very, very historic victory.
I’d like to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me. I learned so much from them, great people. I want to thank my sisters, Maryann and Elizabeth, and my brother Robert. They should all be on that stage but that’s ok, and also my late brother Fred. Great family.
To Melania and Don, and Ivanka, and Eric, and Tiffany, and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for all of those hours, this was tough, this was tough.
This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough. Thanks to you all. Unbelievable job.

“It’s called a historic event, but for that to be the case we have to do a great job. I look forward to being your president, maybe after two, three, maybe even eight years, you will say it was something you were very proud to do, and I thank you very much.”

“While this campaign is over, work on this movement is only just beginning. We’re going to get to work for the American people. We want to do a job that hopefully you’ll be very proud of.”

I love this country. Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.

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