Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the title of president-elect early Wednesday, storming to crucial victories in a series of battleground states and emerging the victor of a bitterly fought campaign by a razor-thin margin.
One by one, the swing states fell his way: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and then Wisconsin. Democrat Hillary Clinton had been clinging for hours to faint hopes as the election of the nation’s 45th president roared to a frenzied conclusion.
“I pledge to be president for all Americans,” the billionaire real-estate mogul and reality TV star told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in New York. “We are going to rebuild our inner cities… We will rebuild our infrastructure, which will become second to none.”