Trump pledges to be president ‘for all Americans’

Washington —Donald Trump has pledged to be a president “for all Americans.”

The president-elect, addressing supporters at his victory party in New York City, asked that the nation to come together, and promised to “represent every citizen of our land.”

He added that it was “time for America to bind the wounds of division” and “time for us to come together as one.”

He also declared his administration will be a time of “national growth and renewal.”

Trump said “America will no longer settle for anything but the best” and said that the nation will “dream big and bold and daring.”

Trump says Hillary Clinton called him to congratulate him on his victory.

He added that “we owe her a major debt of gratitude” for her service.

The gracious sentiment was a far cry from Trump’s usually heated rhetoric about Clinton. He has suggested that she should go to jail and chants of “Lock her up!” were a staple at his campaign rallies.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence declared Trump’s victory “a historic night.”

Trump’s running mate said “the American people have spoken and the American people have elected their new champion.”