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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How The White House Is Dealing With the Trump Win

The individual who made it his business to insult Muslims, African Americans, women, the disabled, his running mates, stated that he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone, and has shown an affinity for Russian president Vladmir Putin (and Wikileaks) has convinced Americans that he is the better choice to be president of the United States of America.

President-elect Donald Trump. Photo/NY Times
In a stunning upset Trump, who was endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, Tom 'Deflate-Gate' Brady and Deflate-Gate enabler Bill Belichick defeated rivalry (and long-time friend) Hillary Rodham Clinton to become the 45th president.

[Listen to Trump's acceptance speech.]

Supporters came out in mass to support the man that opponents said didn't have the temperament to be president, was a lose cannon on Twitter and bragged about groping women's crouches. In the wake of several women coming forth to claim they were in someway affected by Trump's behavior, Trump subdued and silenced the Democratic party by winning 276 of the electoral votes (270 was needed). Clinton, who struggled to connect with millennial (despite performances from entertainers Jay-Z, Beyoncé and an extraordinary effort by Chance the Rapper) in the same way her boss did in both 2008 and 2012, manged to win only  218.

Trump supporters cheer win. Photo/NY Times
Clinton did manage to win Virginia (a mainly Democractic state) and her (and Trump's) home state of New York. Florida, the battleground state where many hoped would sure up the election for Clinton after Trump attacked the Latina community, favored Trump instead. The 'Latinas for Trump' movement is real. Trump won 29 electoral votes in Florida, the state that has decided every presidential election since 1992.

Reaction to Trump win

Twitter sphere was all abuzz over president-elect Trump's win. Click here to see what world leaders tweeted and what Mexico's president had to say.

Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (who we expect might be rewarded handsomely by Trump, if he decides to pay her) said the win was "quite delicious" and said the 'undercover' Trump supporters was also "real" in helping Trump win.  The undercovers are those secretly and covertly kept their decision private from friends and family all the while knowing they would cast their vote for Trump.

With Trump basking in his win, promising to "not let you down", both Clinton and President Obama have come to the realization of the current event telephoning Trump to congratulate Trump on his historic win.

Clinton's 2016 concession speech (Remarks at 43:11)

The White House put out this statement earlier this morning.

"From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country. 

The President will make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to discuss the election results and what steps we can take as a country to come together after this hard-fought election season. 

** Update** 12:35 p.m. - President Obama's speech on Trump win 

The President invited the President-elect to meet with him at the White House on Thursday, November 10th, to update him on the transition planning his team has been working on for nearly a year. Ensuring a smooth transition of power is one of the top priorities the President identified at the beginning of the year and a meeting with the President-elect is the next step."

MUST SEE: More reaction to Trump win

The New York Times apparently had cameras everywhere and has reaction from several demographics responding to the Trump win. Click here to view.

See also: Trump at WHCAS | Trump not running for president | Trump declares run for presidency |
Clinton's 2008 concession speech |  

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