By Sam Gordon 11/16/16
One of the most publicized elections in American history has come to an end with the Republican nominee Donald Trump defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The election was filled with twists including Trump entering race with a slim chance to defeat 17 qualified Republican candidates.
But one by one, state favorite republican candidates such as Governor John Kasich and Senator Ted Cruz were fended off by the 70 year old business mogul with no political background.
The long awaited race between Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took center stage as each candidate attacked each other ferociously up until the final day. The night seemed primed for Clinton weeks leading up to Election Day as polls all-around the country predicted a Clinton victory But, the unexpected happened when states Michigan and Wisconsin swung in Trump’s favor along with a surprising victory in Pennsylvania to clinch the presidency.
Trump supporters awoke the next morning after what was a great night after almost two years of campaigning, while the Clinton campaign and her supporters are feeling disappointed and sad about the results.
Despite losing the General Election Clinton told supporters that the country which was divided earlier in the week, which they must unify around the new presidential candidate and to give him a chance.
“We have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought,” Clinton said to supporters during her last campaign speech. “But I still believe in America and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
Trump now the president elect, congratulated Clinton on a successful campaign and addressed as well that the country must be unified.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,” Trump said after his win. “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
President Barack Obama also spoke to Americans Wednesday about uniting as one people and continuing the proud transition from president to president.
“We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country,” President Obama said. “The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. And over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world.”