Trump Victory Speech November 9, 2016
elected to be the 45th President of the United States in the November
8, 2016 Presidential Election gave his victory speech at the New York
Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016 in New York
City. Here is the video and the transcript of Donald Trump's Victory
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 wounds 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. It's
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
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 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. 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 it's tough.
So I want to thank my family very much. Thank you all. Thank you. And
Lara, unbelievable job. Vanessa, thank you.
Unbelievable group. You've
all given me such incredible support and I'd like to tell you we have
a large group of people. Look at all these people. And KellyAnne. And
Chris. And Rudy. And Steve. And David. We have got tremendously
talented people up here and I have to tell you, it's been very
special. I'd like to give a very special thanks to our former mayor
Rudy Giuliani. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and he went to
meetings. Rudy never changes. Rudy. Gov. Chris Christie, folks, was
unbelievable. Thank you. The first man, first senator, first major,
major politician. He is entirely respected in Washington because he
is as smart as you'll get. Sen. Jeff Sessions. Great man. Another
great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. Oh, Rudy got up
here. Another great man who has been a friend to me, but I got to
know him as a competitor because he was one of the folks negotiating
against those Democrats Dr. Ben Carson, get up here. Where is Ben?
Where is Ben? And by the way, Mike Huckabee is here some place and he
is fantastic. Gen. Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And Gen. Kellogg. We
have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign.
And they're special people. It's truly an honor. We have 22
congressional Medal of Honor recipients we have truly tremendous
A very special person who
believed me, I never had a bad second with him, he is an unbelievable
star. Let me tell you about Reince. I've said this. I've said Reince,
I know it, I know it. Reince is a super star. But I said they can't
call you a superstar Reince, unless we win. Because you can't be
called a superstar because if Secretariat came in second,
Secretariat wouldn't have that beautiful bronze bust at Belmont. But
I'll tell you, Reince is really a star and he is the hardest-working
guy. And in a certain way I did this where is Reince? Get him
over here. Boy, oh boy, oh boy. It's about time you did this, Reince.
Say a few words. Say something.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the
next President of the United States, Donald Trump. Thank you, it's
been an honor, God bless, thank God."
Donald J. Trump:
Amazing guy. Our
partnership with the RNC was so important to the success with what
we've done. So I've got to say I met some incredible people. The
Secret Service people. They're tough and they're smart and they're
sharp and I don't wanna mess around with them, I can tell you. And
when I want to go to wave to a big group of people and they rip me
down and put me down. But they are fantastic people, so I want to
thank the Secret Service. And law enforcement in NYC. They're here
tonight. These are spectacular people. Sometimes under appreciated
but we appreciate them, honestly. With what they go
So. It's been what they
call it a historic event, but to be really historic we have to do a
great job. And I promise you I will not let you down. 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. And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work
is 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. You'll be so proud.
Again, it's been an honor.
It's been an amazing evening. It's been an amazing two-year period.
And I love this country. Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you to
Mike Pence, thank you everybody.