The Latest: Trump promises ‘I will not let you down’


The Latest: Trump promises ‘I will not let you down’
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WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on Election Day 2016 (all times EST):
3:10 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump is telling the American people that “I promise you I will not let you down.”
Trump, addressing supporters at his victory party in New York City early Wednesday, says he looks “very much forward to being your president.”
He tells his supporters he hopes to make them “very proud” for choosing him to be the nation’s 45th president.
And the celebrity businessman vows to “get to work immediately for the American people” and says his “movement” was just beginning.
Trump is exiting the party to one of his campaign anthems, The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
3:08 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump is trying to reassure jittery U.S. allies.
Trump ran on a platform of pulling back from historic treaties like NATO. But in his victory speech Wednesday morning Trump is trying to reassure foreign countries.
He says, “I want to tell the world that, while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone.”
3:06 a.m.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is congratulating President-elect Donald Trump on his victory after he condemned statements and actions by Trump during the campaign.
McConnell is pitching Trump’s victory as an opportunity to move in a different direction after eight years under Democrat Barack Obama. He says Trump has “a significant opportunity to bring our nation together.”
McConnell also says he hopes to work closely with Democrats to strengthen national and economic security.
3:05 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has called President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory.
Ryan, who criticized Trump during the campaign, is likely to face some opposition among Republicans in his bid to retain his leadership post.
Ryan issued a statement early Wednesday calling Trump’s victory a “repudiation of the status quo of failed liberal progressive policies.”
He says he is eager to work with the new administration to advance the Republican agenda.
First, he urges the GOP to work to bring the country together after the divisive election.
2:55 a.m.
Donald Trump has pledged to be a president “for all Americans.”
The president-elect, addressing supporters at his victory party in New York City, asked that the nation to come together, and promised to “represent every citizen of our land.”
He added that it was “time for America to bind the wounds of division” and “time for us to come together as one.”
He also declared his administration will be a time of “national growth and renewal.”
Trump said “America will no longer settle for anything but the best” and said that the nation will “dream big and bold and daring.”
2:50 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton called him to congratulate him on his victory.
Trump, addressing supporters at his victory party in New York City, said Wednesday that he “congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”
He added that “we owe her a major debt of gratitude” for her service.
The gracious sentiment was a far cry from Trump’s usually heated rhetoric about Clinton. He has suggested that she should go to jail and chants of “Lock her up!” were a staple at his campaign rallies.
2:45 a.m.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence is declaring Donald Trump’s victory “a historic night.”
Pence, Indiana’s governor, addressed Trump’s victory party in New York City early Wednesday.
Trump’s running mate said “the American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion.”

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