Donald Trump breaks through democrats’ blue wall and hands Hillary Clinton a shocking defeat.
Today the democratic nominee tried to comfort supporters who thought she had a clear and historic path to the white house.
Fox news correspondent Lauren Blanchard has more from New York.
Clinton says: “this is painful and it will be for a long time.”
An emotional Hillary Clinton delivering a concession speech the day after a stunning upset …
Before teary-eyed supporters, she urged a divided country to unify under president-elect Donald Trump.
“we owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”
The former secretary of state also had a message to young girls hoping she would shatter that glass ceiling…
Clinton says: “you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”
Obama: “the sun is up. I know everyone had a long night.”
speaking from the rose garden, president Obama reassured the nation there will be a cordial shift between administrations in the next seventy-two days…
Obama says: “the peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy, we’re going to show that to the world.”
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.”
Trump also must mend a splintered republican party… Many members were unenthusiastic about his candidacy – including the house speaker who seemingly changed his tone today.
Rep. Paul Ryan house speaker:
“Donald trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.”
“he turned politics on its head.”
Today senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he anticipates one of the first actions by Donald trump will be sending a supreme court nominee to the senate.
In New York, Lauren Blanchard fox news.