WASHINGTON, DC — Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports.
The Republican nominee’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favored Mrs Clinton. Donald Trump’s projected victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: “I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory.”
“Hillary has worked very hard and very hard over a very long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to this country,” Mr Trump said. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division.”
“It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for every American. And that is very important to me,” said Mr Trump.
President Serzh Sarkisian Congratulates Donald Trump
President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election, expressing confidence that U.S.-Armenian relations “will continue to develop dynamically” during his tenure.
“The American people have enthusiastically voted in support of your outstanding leadership qualities, your experience and vision, thus entrusting you with the honorable responsibility to lead the nation,” Sarkisian said in a telegram made public by his office. “I have no doubt that under your able leadership the United States will achieve further progress and advancement in the years to come.”
“I am confident that during your presidency the close U.S.-Armenia partnership will continue to develop dynamically – expanding and reaching new heights in different areas,” he wrote.
In his congratulatory message to Trump, Sarkisian praised the “important role” played by the U.S. in the Karabakh peace process. He also said the influential Armenian-American community should continue to serve as a “strong bridge between our nations.”