WASHINGTON D.C. – As of 11:29 p.m Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States.
The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
President-elect Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton called him to congratulate him on his victor
Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president.
Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.
He upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.
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.
Donald Trump has arrived at his election night headquarters after winning the state of Pennsylvania.
Trump’s motorcade traveled from nearby Trump Tower to the midtown hotel where thousands of his supporters and hundreds of reporters are gathered.
Trump is expected to address the crowd.