Election 2016: Donald Trump Wins The PresidencyPlay
The victory of Donald J. Trump, president-elect of the United States.
President Donald J. Trump. Get used to it. The first American president to have never before served in public office or in the military is headed to the White House. To the Oval Office. Barack Obama will move out. Donald Trump will move in. It was a long election night that sent pundits away shame-faced, Clinton backers into something like mourning, and Trump voters into ecstasy. Now, he will be the 45th president. This hour On Point, the victory of Donald Trump, president-elect of the United States. -- Tom Ashbrook
Molly Ball, national political writer for The Atlantic. (@mollyesque)
Dan Judy, Republican pollster and vice president of North Star Opinion Research. (@danjudy)
Anna Greenberg, Democratic pollster and senior vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. (@Anna_Greenberg)
Helen Aguirre Ferré, Hispanic communications director for the Republican National Committee. (@helenaguirrefer)
McKay Coppins, senior political writer for BuzzFeed News. Author of the book, "The Wilderness." (@mckaycoppins)
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The Atlantic: The Age of Trump Begins — "The end of the campaign came for Donald Trump early Wednesday morning, but it was not the ending almost anyone foresaw. It was victory. He emerged at nearly 3 a.m. on a balcony overlooking the hotel ballroom where hundreds of his supporters had gathered, weary from hours of waiting but energized by the incredible, gradually dawning result. A throng of high heels and red caps, they cheered as he descended the ramp to the stage, trailed by his family and advisers."
POLITICO: Trump pulls off biggest upset in U.S. history -- "Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States. The billionaire businessman who never before held elected office shocked America and the world, defeating Hillary Clinton in an extraordinary rebuke to the nation’s political class after an ugly and divisive race that will go down as the most stunning upset in American history."
Washington Post: A traumatic campaign produces a shocking ending, with Trump victorious — "Donald Trump’s campaign for president was rarely pretty and always implausible — at least that’s what the experts said. Trump always believed otherwise and in stunning fashion proved all the experts wrong. But his victory over Hillary Clinton left open the biggest question of all: What kind of president will he be and what kind of country will he lead?"
This program aired on November 9, 2016.