Full Text Campaign Buzz 2016 November 9, 2016: Donald Trump’s Election Night Victory Speech Transcript

POLITICAL TRANSCRIPTS

2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN:

 

Donald Trump’s 2016 Election Night Victory Speech

Source: ABC News, 11-9-16

 

 

DONALD TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody.

Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated.

Thank you very much. I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It is about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign I mean 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 for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation I 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 president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me.

For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.

It’s a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will. Working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.

That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her 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, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to 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 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 I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors. Our veterans are incredible people. We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to happen. We have a great economic plan.

We will double our growth and have the strongest 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 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. 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’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.

I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone. All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict. And now I would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight very, very historic victory. First I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. I had truly great parents.

I also want to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth who are here with us tonight. And — Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy actually. And my brother Robert, my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert? My brother Robert, and they should all be on this stage, but that’s okay. They’re great. And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky. Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents. To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough. This was tough. This political stuff is nasty and it is tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic.

Thank you all. Thank you all. And Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group. You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people. And kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David.

We have got tremendously talented people up here, and I want to tell you it’s been very, very special. I want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, Rudy Giuliani. He’s unbelievable. Unbelievable. He traveled with us and he went through meetings, and Rudy never changes. Where is Rudy. Where is he?

Governor Chris Christie, folks, was unbelievable. Thank you, Chris. The first man, first senator, first major, major politician — let me tell you, he is highly respected in Washington because he is as smart as you get, senator Jeff sessions. Where is Jeff? A great man. Another great man, very tough competitor. He was not easy. He was not easy. Who is that? Is that the mayor that showed up? Is that Rudy? Oh, Rudy got up here.

Another great man who has been really a friend to me, but I’ll Tell you, I got to know him as a competitor, because he was one of the folks that was negotiating to go against those democrats. Dr. Ben Carson. Where is Ben? Where is Ben? By the way, Mike Huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. Mike and his family, Sarah, thank you very much. General Mike Flynn. Where is Mike? And general Kellogg . We have over 200 generals and admirals that have endorsed our campaign, and they’re special people and it is really an honor. We have 22 congressional medal of honor recipients.

We have just tremendous people. A very special person who believe me, and, you know, I would read reports that I wasn’t getting along with him. I never had a bad second with him. He’s an unbelievable star. He is — that’s right, how did you possibly guess? So let me tell you about Reince, and I have said this. I said, reince — and I know it, I know it. Look at all of those people over there. I know it. Rience is a superstar, but I said they can’t call you a superstar, Reince, unless we win. Because you can’t be called a superstar, like Secretariat, if Secretariat came in second, would not have the beautiful bronze bust at the track at belmont.

But I will 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 up here, Reince. Get over here, Reince. Boy, oh boy. It is about time you did this, Reince. Huh, my God. Say a few words.

REINCE PRIEBUS: No, no, no.

DONALD TRUMP: No, come on, say something.

REINCE PRIEBUS: Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united States, Donald Trump! Thank you. It’s been an honor. God bless. Thank god. You bet.

DONALD TRUMP: Amazing guy. Our partnership with the RNC was so important to the success in what we have done. So I also have to say I’ve gotten to know some incredible people, the secret service people. They’re tough and they’re smart and they’re sharp, and I don’t want to mess around with them, I can tell you. And when I want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down and put me back down in the seat, but they are fantastic people. So I want to thank the secret service. And law enforcement in New York City, they’re here tonight. These are spectacular people, sometimes underappreciated unfortunately, but we appreciate them.

We know what they go through. So it has been what they call a historic event, but to be really historic we have to do a great job. And I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. 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, but you will say that that was something that you really were very proud to do, and I can thank you very much.

I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now 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 will be so proud of your president, you will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor. It was 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 to everybody.

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Campaign Buzz 2016 June 7, 2016: Complete Republican Primary Results

ELECTION 2016

CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2016

Republican Results

Source: USA Today

Delegate Leaderboard

1,237 delegates needed
Donald Trump: 1542 del.
Ted Cruz: 559 del.
John Kasich: 161 del.

state-by-state results

Completed Contests

100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

7,973 36.36% 12
Donald Trump 7,346 33.5% 11
Marco Rubio 3,318 15.13% 5
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

371,735 43.42% 36
Ted Cruz 180,608 21.09% 13
Marco Rubio 159,802 18.66% 1
99.2% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

133,144 32.75% 16
Ted Cruz 123,873 30.47% 15
Marco Rubio 101,235 24.9% 9
99.55% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

249,916 47.09% 58
Ted Cruz 132,147 24.9% 0
Others 95,646 18.02% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

1,174,829 75.27% 172
John Kasich 176,620 11.32% 0
Ted Cruz 144,125 9.23% 0
99.86% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

123,367 57.86% 28
John Kasich 60,481 28.37% 0
Ted Cruz 24,969 11.71% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Marco

Rubio

1,059 37.3% 10
John Kasich 1,009 35.54% 9
Donald Trump 391 13.77% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

42,472 60.77% 16
John Kasich 14,225 20.35% 0
Ted Cruz 11,110 15.9% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

1,077,221 45.74% 99
Marco Rubio 636,653 27.03% 0
Ted Cruz 403,640 17.14% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

501,707 38.81% 42
Marco Rubio 315,979 24.45% 16
Ted Cruz 305,109 23.6% 18
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

5,677 42.44% 11
Ted Cruz 4,379 32.74% 7
Marco Rubio 1,759 13.15% 1
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

51,666 27.65% 8
Donald Trump 45,427 24.31% 7
Marco Rubio 43,165 23.1% 7
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

100,942 45.43% 20
Donald Trump 62,478 28.12% 12
Marco Rubio 35,347 15.91% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

556,916 38.84% 54
Ted Cruz 434,038 30.27% 9
John Kasich 282,874 19.73% 6
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

590,460 53.26% 57
Ted Cruz 406,280 36.64% 0
John Kasich 83,913 7.57% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

35,207 48.15% 24
Donald Trump 17,062 23.34% 9
Marco Rubio 12,189 16.67% 6
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

82,493 35.92% 17
Ted Cruz 72,503 31.57% 15
Marco Rubio 37,579 16.36% 7
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

124,818 41.44% 25
Ted Cruz 113,949 37.84% 18
Marco Rubio 33,804 11.22% 0
99.95% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

311,313 49.31% 22
John Kasich 113,783 18.02% 8
Marco Rubio 112,822 17.87% 8
99.2% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

236,623 54.45% 38
John Kasich 100,089 23.03% 0
Ted Cruz 82,038 18.88% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

8,550 45.9% 12
Donald Trump 6,070 32.59% 9
John Kasich 2,270 12.19% 2
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

483,751 36.52% 25
Ted Cruz 330,015 24.91% 17
John Kasich 321,655 24.28% 17
95.98% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Marco

Rubio

41,126 36.47% 17
Ted Cruz 32,684 28.99% 13
Donald Trump 24,018 21.3% 8
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

191,755 47.32% 25
Ted Cruz 147,065 36.29% 15
John Kasich 35,817 8.84% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

114,056 73.67% 27
Others 15,656 10.11% 0
Ted Cruz 14,476 9.35% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

458,151 40.23% 29
Ted Cruz 418,740 36.77% 27
John Kasich 144,299 12.67% 9
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

121,287 61.43% 36
Ted Cruz 36,418 18.45% 0
John Kasich 22,526 11.41% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

100,406 35.34% 11
John Kasich 44,909 15.81% 4
Ted Cruz 33,189 11.68% 3
99.42% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

356,697 80.39% 51
John Kasich 59,506 13.41% 0
Ted Cruz 27,521 6.2% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

73,530 70.68% 24
Ted Cruz 13,825 13.29% 0
Others 8,804 8.46% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

34,531 45.91% 14
Marco Rubio 17,940 23.85% 7
Ted Cruz 16,079 21.38% 6
99.33% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

524,932 60.41% 89
John Kasich 217,904 25.08% 6
Ted Cruz 126,151 14.52% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
John

Kasich

956,762 46.83% 66
Donald Trump 727,585 35.61% 0
Ted Cruz 267,592 13.1% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

157,941 34.37% 15
Donald Trump 130,141 28.32% 13
Marco Rubio 119,562 26.02% 12
93.3% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

240,804 66.61% 18
Ted Cruz 61,590 17.04% 5
John Kasich 59,096 16.35% 5
99.51% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

892,702 56.74% 17
Ted Cruz 340,201 21.62% 0
John Kasich 304,793 19.37% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

39,059 63.84% 12
John Kasich 14,929 24.4% 5
Ted Cruz 6,393 10.45% 2
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

239,851 32.5% 50
Marco Rubio 165,881 22.48% 0
Ted Cruz 164,790 22.33% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

44,866 67.09% 29
Ted Cruz 11,352 16.97% 0
John Kasich 10,659 15.94% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

332,702 38.94% 33
Ted Cruz 211,159 24.71% 16
Marco Rubio 180,989 21.18% 9
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

1,239,370 43.76% 104
Donald Trump 757,618 26.75% 48
Marco Rubio 502,223 17.73% 3
88.68% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

122,567 69.17% 40
John Kasich 29,773 16.8% 0
Donald Trump 24,864 14.03% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

355,960 34.73% 17
Marco Rubio 327,042 31.91% 16
Ted Cruz 173,193 16.9% 8
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

19,968 32.73% 8
John Kasich 18,543 30.39% 8
Marco Rubio 11,778 19.3% 0
72.25% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

403,003 75.82% 40
Ted Cruz 55,719 10.48% 0
John Kasich 52,129 9.81% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Ted

Cruz

531,129 48.24% 36
Donald Trump 386,370 35.09% 6
John Kasich 155,200 14.09% 0
100% reporting
Candidates Total Votes % Votes Del.
Donald

Trump

156,245 77.01% 30
Ted Cruz 18,208 8.97% 0
Others 14,742 7.27% 0

2012 Presidential Elections Results

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN & ELECTIONS

AMERICAN HISTORY REFERENCE

ELECTION 2012

Electoral Popular
Political Party Presidential Nom. VP Nom. # % # %
Democratic Barack Obama Joseph Biden 303 0.0 0
Republican Mitt Romney Paul Ryan 206 0.0 0

2012 Electoral College Map

Obama / BidenRomney / Ryan Barack Obama Mitt Romney
BARACK OBAMA 
Democrat
MITT ROMNEY
Republican
STATE TOTAL VOTES Votes % EV Votes % EV
Alabama TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 9
Alaska TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3
Arizona TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 11
Arkansas TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 6
California TBD TBD TBD 55 TBD TBD
Colorado TBD TBD TBD 9 TBD TBD
Connecticut TBD TBD TBD 7 TBD TBD
Delaware TBD TBD TBD 3 TBD TBD
Dist. of Col. TBD TBD TBD 3 TBD TBD
Florida TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Georgia TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 16
Hawaii TBD TBD TBD 4 TBD TBD
Idaho TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 4
Illinois TBD TBD TBD 20 TBD TBD
Indiana TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 11
Iowa TBD TBD TBD 6 TBD TBD
Kansas TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 6
Kentucky TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 8
Louisiana TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 8
Maine TBD TBD TBD 4 TBD TBD
Maryland TBD TBD TBD 10 TBD TBD
Massachusetts TBD TBD TBD 11 TBD TBD
Michigan TBD TBD TBD 16 TBD TBD
Minnesota TBD TBD TBD 10 TBD TBD
Mississippi TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 6
Missouri TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 10
Montana TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3
Nebraska TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 5
Nevada TBD TBD TBD 6 TBD TBD
New Hampshire TBD TBD TBD 4 TBD TBD
New Jersey TBD TBD TBD 14 TBD TBD
New Mexico TBD TBD TBD 5 TBD TBD
New York TBD TBD TBD 29 TBD TBD
North Carolina TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 15
North Dakota TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3
Ohio TBD TBD TBD 18 TBD TBD
Oklahoma TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 7
Oregon TBD TBD TBD 7 TBD TBD
Pennsylvania TBD TBD TBD 20 TBD TBD
Rhode Island TBD TBD TBD 4 TBD TBD
South Carolina TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 9
South Dakota TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3
Tennessee TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 11
Texas TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 38
Utah TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 6
Vermont TBD TBD TBD 3 TBD TBD
Virginia TBD TBD TBD 13 TBD TBD
Washington TBD TBD TBD 12 TBD TBD
West Virginia TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 5
Wisconsin TBD TBD TBD 10 TBD TBD
Wyoming TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 3
Totals TBD TBD TBD 303 TBD TBD 206