President-elect insists he will deal somewhat with everyone the day after stunning victory that left Americans bitterly divided and the world uncertain
Americans woke to a divided country and fearful world on Wednesday as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton resulted calls to respect the shock election of Donald Trump but warned of a fight to protect constitutional values.
As final referendums were tallied against all predictions, the president-elect was on track to record the largest electoral college leading of any Republican in nearly 30 years yet receive 1% fewer votes than Clinton in the popular referendum, behind the losing nominee for only the second time in over a century.
Underlining the immense power he is now afforded nonetheless, Trump will begin receiving the same daily intelligence briefing as the president and was instantly offered the purposes of both a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate.
Early on Wednesday, Trump delivered a victory speech in a Manhattan hotel in which he insisted he would deal somewhat with everyone.
Now it is time for Americans to bind the meanders of division, he added. It is time for us to become together as one united people I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.
Later a sombre Obama spoke from the White House, where he will satisfy his successor on Thursday, and called on Trump to preserve the new-found inclusiveness of his victory speech.
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