Clinton Concedes: Donald Trump Becomes 45th U.S. President
And NBC News reports that Hillary is said to have conceded on phone with Trum
CNN’s Dana Bash is also reporting that Hillary Clinton has called Donald Trump to concede the race, matching the earlier report from NBC News.
BREAKING: Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yJpgfsAbc6
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump Victory Party Speech:
Fox reports Hillary Clinton will not be coming to The Javits Center – so not accepting the results of the election – “she will not be conceding.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 9, 2016
Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is calling Clinton’s decision not to speak tonight “outrageous” on CNN.
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Having won Wisconsin’s 10 votes, moments ago Trump, who had 254 votes, was declared by AP the first Republican since 1988 to win Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes, which effectively pushed him above the 270 threshold, and with a total of 274, Donald Trump is now poised to become the 45th US President.
And already the questions arise, with Bloomberg promptly asking “what might President-elect Trump do to calm the markets?” Because some still believe that’s the most important thing; some like Hillary Clinton, whose belief is what cost her the presidency.
The Bloomberg comedy continues: “he could remove a lot of the uncertainty factor by saying he has complete faith in Fed Chair Janet Yellen. He could tamp down any talk of a rebellion against House Speaker Paul Ryan — and give Ryan a green light to move ahead with his agenda. He could even offer to work with Democratic leaders in Congress on a plan to address the grievances of disaffected blue-collar workers in Rust-Belt states.”
He could, but he probably won’t, because fundamentally Trump does not really agree with doing things the “old, established way.”
But before we find out how Trump “calms the markets”, we first look forward to Hillary Clinton’s concession speech. It should be riveting.