REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump made history on Tuesday and sent shockwaves across the world after winning the United States of America presidential election.
By Elias Mambo in New York
Trump stunned the world including the Americans after being elected the first non-politically-connected 45th president elect in a crucial election outpolling favourite and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In one of the longest election campaign in the history of American polls which ran for 600 days, Trump polled 275 votes to win the presidency after the Republican took control of crucial swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
Contrary to his perceived character which he displayed during the campaigns, Trump immediately preached peace when he gave his acceptance speech and pledged to reunite the Americans.
“I will be president of all Americans. I want those who opposed us to come and work with us as we rebuild our great nation. My government want to serve its people and pledged to embark on a project of national growth to make America one of the strongest economy in the world”, he said.
He pledged to work with other countries as well as he seeks to pursue partnerships and not conflict.
Trump’s acceptance speech comes at a time when he stepped up his personal attacks on Clinton last week on Saturday night, telling supporters in Pennsylvania that Clinton “should be in prison” over her use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state.
Trump made the apparently unscripted statement as chants of “Lock her up!” rang out at the rally in Manheim, Pa. Trump himself has avoided using such language in the past. But this time, he joined in.
The real estate mogul also made an apparent reference to former President Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions, saying that Hillary Clinton’s “only loyalty is to her financial contributors and to herself.”