Donald Trump heard a voice, the voice of the American people who were eager and ready for change. They knew that our country was headed down the wrong path to destruction. He used his God-given talents in business in working with people at all levels of our society to give energy and impetus to making a change in our failed government.
The surprise outcome, defying late polls that showed Hillary Clinton with a modest but persistent edge, was insufficient to rise to the tidal wave of support that Donald Trump was able to take advantage of. Mr. Trump is a winner and he has shown Republicans how to win.
The triumph for Mr. Trump, 70, a real estate developer-turned-reality television star with no government experience, was a powerful rejection of the establishment forces that had assembled against him, from the world of business to government, and the consensus they had forged on everything from trade to immigration.
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Mr. Trump told supporters around 3 a.m. on Wednesday at a rally in New York City, just after Mrs. Clinton called to concede.
In a departure from a blistering campaign in which he repeatedly stoked division, Mr. Trump sought to do something he had conspicuously avoided as a candidate: Appeal for unity.
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he said. “It is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.”