Early Wednesday morning, it became clear: Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was ahead in the popular vote by a few hundred thousand votes, Trump clinched the all-important electoral college with 276—six more electoral votes than the necessary 270.
Trump's speech, delivered just after he was declared the winner, was a sharp contrast with his combative stance on the campaign trail. Regarding his opponent, Trump said that Secretary Clinton "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."
He moved on to address the rancor likely still present on both sides of the political aisle: "Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together," Trump said, "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," he continued, "that I will be President for all Americans and this is so important to me."
Watch his speech in its entirety above, and read the full transcript at Newsweek.