Here's how Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States

Blassy Boben @BBlessy | Updated on: 9 November 2016, 18:39 IST
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Donald Trump has done it! The Republican candidate bagged 276 electoral votes to be elected the 45th President of the United States on 9 November.

After the poll results were announced, Trump made a victory speech at his party's headquarters in New York.

"This is a historic night," Mike Pence said at the Trump HQ, before Trump took the stage. "The people of America have spoken and have picked their new champion," he said, as he thanked them for the honour of picking him as the new Vice-President.

Trump thanked the crowd, which cheered him on with loud cheers of "USA, USA". He also apologised for keeping them waiting. "I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us... it is about us... and I congratulated her and her family on a very hard fought campaign. She fought very hard," Trump said.

"It is time for Americans to bind our wounds... It is time for us to come together as one united people," he said.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans. This is so important to me," he said.