WATCH | Donald Trump's complete acceptance speech

Nov. 9, 2016: Here is the complete election victory speech from Donald Trump, the next President of the United States.

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

He took the stage in the wee hours Wednesday morning after being declared the official victor against Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton.

His post-election victory speech, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, was met with excited cheers from Trump's audience at a hotel in New York City.

Clinton, meanwhile, did not speak overnight. She did, however, call Trump to concede the election. She's expected to address the public at some point Wednesday.

Below are quotes that highlighted his speech:

"I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us -- it’s about us -- on our victory. I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. She fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country."

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"To all Republicans, Democrats and Independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time."

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

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"As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and their families."

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"Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream."

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"I’ve spent my entire life in business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world. That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It’s gonna be a beautiful thing."

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"Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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"We are gonna rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. We will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it."

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"We will also, finally, take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal."

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"We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with any other nations willing to get along with us. We expect to have great relationships."

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"Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny."

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"This political stuff is nasty and it’s tough."

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"I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work in this movement is now really just beginning. We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people. We’re going to be doing a job, that hopefully you will be so proud of your president. You will be so proud. It’s my honor. It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period. I love this country. Thank you. Thank you very much."

(© 2016 WKYC)


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