NEW YORK (AP) – President-elect Donald Trump says now it’s time for America to “bind the wounds of division.” Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters early Wednesday at his headquarters in New York City.
Trump says he received a phone call from Hillary Clinton, congratulating him on his victory. Trump says he’s pledging to be a president “for all Americans.”
The following is a full text of the speech:
Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business. Complicated. Thank you very much.
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.
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.
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. Truly great parents.