On Tuesday, November 8th, Republican nominee Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Although many predicted that Hillary Clinton would win by a landslide (that’s A LOT!), the election was actually much closer than most people thought. In the end, it was the swing states that led Donald Trump to victory.
During her concession speech (or a speech that is made once a candidate has lost), Hillary Clinton spoke of giving Trump an “open mind and the chance to lead” and took the opportunity to especially address the little girls of the country. She said, “never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and to achieve your own dreams.” And while president-elect Donald Trump ran a campaign that may have at times seemed to divide the country, in his victory speech, he said that “it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
So, what happens now? Does Donald Trump move into the White House? No, it doesn’t happen that quickly, but President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump met last week to begin the process for a peaceful transfer of power.