tv US Election 2016 BBC News November 9, 2016 6:00am-8:30am GMT
the morning in times square. the pictures outside in the heart of manhattan. the eyes of the world are on the results of the american election as they come in. people are gathering they come in. people are gathering in times square. ople are gathering in times square. of course, at the clinton headquarters over on the west side not far from here, very subdued, as you can see. people are very quiet. we saw tears earlier on. this is not the night they had hoped it would be. over at the donald trump headquarters, although he has not yet won, they are now pretty much expecting him to do so. he is 26 votes short of the majority. that is the number he needs in the electoral college. we await an four new hampshire where it is neck and neck. pennsylvania, he is a little bit ahead. and with the free press
withdrawing its call of that state for hillary clinton. these results as they come in will determine the result of the 2016 presidential election. we are staying on air to bring these results to use. let us go now to clive myrie with an update on the news. donald trump has a clear run and it donald trump has a clear run and it in the race for the white house pic in the race for the white house after winning the crucial swing states of florida, 1 after winning the crucial swing states of florida, i work, and north votes are still being counted. the race is not yet over but hillary clinton has a harder path to victory. we have the story. the polls did not predict it, but donald trump supporters did. and they celebrated every win at his election party in new york. the result from key battle ground states have given him a path
to victory. as he watched and waited, he prevailed he watched and waited, he prevailed in florida, ohio, north carolina, and in contrast, hillary clinton's headquarters have been downcast and verbiage to become the first female president looks in doubt. -- per the again. donald trump has caused division within the republican party. but perhaps he has fie republican party. but perhaps he has also brought hope. we have so much potential in this country. have so much potential in this country. if we could just tap it, that is what is at had a blast. and by some accounts, i have been sitting there watching the polls, this could be a good night for america. this could be a good night for us. millions headed to the polls in this closely fought election. donald trump said that america should come first and he alone could fix the system. that resonated across the united states. there are still votes to be counted. this battle is not yet over.
millions of ballots have been cast about the winner could now be decided by just a few thousand people in a few key states. laura bicker, bbc news, washington. in the congressional races the republicans look set to hold onto their majorities in both the house of representatives and the senate. john mccain has kept his seat in arizona. after thanking voters he called on republicans 00:03:25,1000 --> 00:03:28,319 and democrats to work together for the good of the people. together for the good of the people. i promise you i will work as hard as i promise you i will work as hard as i ever have, use all my knowledge and experience and relationships and extend an open hand to our new and my colleagues on both sides of the isles, 1 president. and my colleagues on both sides of the isles, i tell you to solve our problems together as fellow americans who have more in common than we have differences. stock markets have fallen sharply as ej stock markets have fallen sharply as a victory for donald trump became increasingly likely. the market in japan and australia
had initially opened higher when predictions suggested mrs clinton would win, but all major markets in the region are now down. us stock futures fell down more than 4% as results came in, suggesting a sharp drop when trading resumes on wall street later on wednesday. currencies are equally volatile. the mexican peso dropped td volatile. the mexican peso dropped to a record low in the japanese yen, considered a safe haven, is on the rise. now, aside from choosing politicians, voters in a number of us states are having their say on a number of issues. in california, voters endorsed the recreational use of marijuana. that could have a profound effect on international war on drugs. florida passed a state constitutional amendment to allow the use of the drug for medical conditions. elsewhere, voters are having their say on whether to raise the minimum wage, abolished the death penalty, and whether to time controls on guns and ammunition. now, we are going
to show you the scene at the two campaign headquarters. both are actually in new york, only a mile away from each other. this is new york, only a mile away from each (8 uce uf new york, only a mile away from each other. this is what is happening at the hillary clinton campaign headquarters. a bit of despondency there as you can imagine. their candidate has not add yet closed the deal. -- as yet. she has badly performed compared to barack obama a few years ago. a lot of sad faces as the results go in. let us go across new york to be donald trump headquarters. a very different scene there. can we get those pictures? and, umm, a bit more of a sense of jubilation there as they wait for the new results to come in. many people there believing that their lubld people there believing that their man has actually won. but there is ball man has actually won. but there is still a view more states to go. here is still a view more states to go. but there is still a view more states to go. and that is it.
now it is back to andrew and katty. theme song plays. we are live from times square in the heart of new york in the most remarkable night in modern political history. donald trump has the white house now donald trump has the white house now in his he is not there yet but he can see it. he has done far better than most able outside of the donald trump campaign expected. he needs only 26 electoral college moh needs only 26 electoral college votes to become the 45th president of the united states and a number of the states that have yet to declare are trending his way. let us go to the billboard over times square. on our drone camera we can see where he is on the electoral college vote. and there we have it. hillary clinton, 215. donald trump, 244.
he needs to 100 and 72 in. so does she. so far, you would have to say, he is now looking like the favourite. -- 270 to win. that depends of course on how these states go. the most remarkable night i can remember in politics, katty kay. none of us saw this coming. remember when we went on air, i can't remember when it was, seven hours ago, and we were talking about how the polls, and you are right, the polls had forecast a fairly easy victory for hillary clinton. the hillary clinton campaign was confident. the donald trump campaign was much less so. and this has been the biggest upset in politics that i can remember. not just because of the night, but because of what has happened here in america is a big a man with no political background whatsoever who has never run for office in his life, has never
held a political position in his life, has said things that have alien a good half of the country, he is on the verge of becoming america's next president. it is a remarkable achievement for donald trump. he had very little support from the republican party. he had no campaign operation. he has overturned the rules of politics! and the impact on the united states, if what we are thinking we are looking at pans out, the possibility of a republican house of representatives, a republican senator, a republican in the white house, and the possibility of one or two more republicans on the supreme court, that is seismic. -- senate. =-- senate. -- senate. it and it looks like a remarkable personal triumph for donald trump the man who took on the republican against the odds and one. and as we sit here, he has the white house
in his sights, despite all those that said it could never be done. let us go to jeremy vine. he will give us the details of the story of the night so far. and what ej story of the night so far. and what a story it is, jeremy! i absolutely echo what you and katty kay have just said. i cannot remember being just said. i cannot remember being in an election studio and having a story come at us like this that felt by story come at us like this that felt so much like an insurgency. of course there are echoes of brexit. but look at the power and scale of what is at stake here. this is the biggest story i can ever remember seeing inside an election studio. this is the map as it is now. you can see some states we have not yet coloured in. donald trump is not year that. there are states in the rust belt and he may take them. re are states in the rust belt and he may take them. there are states in the rust belt and he may take them. it is possible when we call this map in it is as red as it was for the republicans in 1988. they may well have posted the best performance for their party than
they have done since 1088 with george bush senior when he won the white house since 1088 with george bush senior when he won the white house. -- 1988. that is after disowning their own candidate. let us take you through the sequence of events tonight. 1 through the sequence of events tonight. i will take in-out to the washington monument. l take in-out to the washington monument. i will take in-out to the washington monument. we will just bring it on. i can show you what we saw coming into the studio. can show you what we saw coming into the studio. as katty kay was saying it began with an atmosphere that this was likely to be a rather is moved election for hillary clinton. -- rather smooth. she would win the ones obama got last she would win the ones obama got ebaduld she would win the ones obama got last time and lose a couple in the end but become president. not by any manner of means. nine o'clock eastern standard time, tam in the morning in the uk, these results came in. predictable on the democrat side. these are the
republican ones. these are the ones that mitt romney, the losing candidate, he got in 2012. 1 the losing candidate, he got in 2012. i will show you the electoral college votes from these states and put them into a pile beside the washington monument back there and you can see the progress. this is now you can see the progress. this is leke) you can see the progress. this is now ipm eastern you can see the progress. this is now 9pm eastern standard time. at this point, most common data suggest hillary clinton is on track because of the polls and early voting from precincts. mexico and connecticut coming for the hillary clinton. no change on the 2012 results there. but look on the republican side. this was the shock. 10:23pm eastern standard time ohio. a major republican gains. the last time they lost the election they took it and suddenly it is game on for donald trump. so now we add those electoral college votes to the piles beside the washington monument. let us just do that now.
and you can see them gradually stacking up. here we go. so now donald trump takes the lead. remember, there are still states coming in for hillary clinton. let us bring them on now. 11:05pm eastern standard time. 3am in the morning in the uk. california, the electoral college votes coming in. 55. colorado. virginia for hillary clinton. that was a state that was by clinton. that was a state that was so nip and tuck it looked like if it went to donald trump she was in all kinds of trouble but she held it. a bit of hope for us. north carolina and idaho goes to donald them. north carolina was eight state that barack obama got in pretty 12. -- a state. now we put these are like a college votes. suddenly if you are a democrat you think that california has taken past trump. is it possible? let us see what happens nextgo. 11:30pm. oregon predicted to come
in blue and then donald trump takes florida. and again one of those key battleground states. florida is special because it has 29 electoral college votes. and so we pile them up and we electoral college votes. and so we dguo electoral college votes. and so we pile them up and we have donald trump now on 202 at 11:30pm eastern standard time. property six. what do we get? -- 12 36. george and i were. there was talk that they might go democrat. we will put them on as well. 1236 eastern standard time. and that is where it lies for now. he is within touching distance of the 270 electoral college votes that he needs. and away -- and it made the not a landslide but a straighter and easy victory than anyone predicted.
andrew. jeremy vine on an unprecedented story on election night here in the united states. as europe wakes up, i think it is fair td europe wakes up, i think it is fair to say there will be some surprise, if not, quite a lot of shock, if they had gone to sleep. jeremy vine told us the story of how we got here. donald trump is in shouting distance of the white house, but he is not there yet. emily will tell us what has he got to do to clinch it now? yeah. i think it is fair to say that the british people have had their noses put out joint. we thought we had the story of the decade back in tune with brexit but now america has done it bigger and better than we ever could have. as usual. -- june. he is just a few votes short of becoming president. w votes short of becoming president. when you look at these three races which i have just picked up in
which he has the lead, you certainly see how incredibly possible, quite simply, it can be covered. arizona, wisconsin, michigan, two of those we thought before the night were solid blue democrat territory. arizona, a 3-point lead, wisconsin, three points, michigan, which one paper already called for hillary clinton earlier in the night, he has got a 2-point lead. 16 votes there. if he can take michigan and either wisconsin or arizona, he has done it. let me show you what that looks like on the map. i will go into calculator mode and get dependent on red. -- get the pen on red. pennsylvania is worth ten, wisconsin is worth ten, any of
these he could do it. let's imagine, he has got arizona and he is through by one. that is all he needs now to do it. let me take you back. if he doesn't take arizona, is there another route for him? with michigan there is quite a few. new hampshire, the second district of maine, perhaps, and he could do it with even alaska, he could probably get there with just alaska, even if he doesn't take wisconsin. suddenly he is able to play around with roots to victory we never imagined he could at the beginning of the night. his path has got a lot wider and hers has become a little bit more like a country lane. i was speaking yesterday to the campaign manager, kelly ed conway, for the troubled campaign, and she said to me that donald trump has six parts to the white house and at the time we thought that was... 36 hours ago we thought that
was fanciful. -- kellyanne conway. what you are talking about now is donald trump being able to play around with these states and get his way to 270. what is hard as we thought so much of his rhetoric was exaggeration, we thought it was something that the campaign had used in terms of their language and when you see it played out, we don't know what they knew before the night. and to be fair, the overwhelming majority of the polls were leading us to think that hillary clinton would win this. let's go to the trump campaign headquarters. it is a few blocks from where we are, laura is there. ew blocks from where we are, laura is there. they are not there yet but i imagine they are celebrating as if they were. they certainly are, and joining me to discuss the various parts that donald trump has to the white house is an economic adviser td white house is an economic adviser to the campaign. and the screen we have been looking at has donald trump just
16 votes away. what path 's tuc for him? well, he could win pennsylvania, where he is ahead, that is 20 electoral votes, and it would be over. he could win michigan, which has 16 electoral votes, and it would be over, and he could win a combination of alaska, new hampshire and arizona, which adds up to 17 electoral votes, and it would be over. there are a lot of path for donald trump to win this. describe the mood here. i have watched it change over the evening. when it started out, people seemed a little depressed but suddenly there was that moment when the polls closed and about 8pm people saw that all these races were too close to call. what is the mood now? well, it is a little calmer because it is pic is a little calmer because it is after tam in the morning, so some people are getting a little tired, and it has been a long time now since a state has
been called one way or the other. every time one is called you hear a big cheer from the crowd, so i think they will get excited again. it started out slow because the exit polls, what we were told as the exit polls said linton would win, it is over. it turned out that just wasn't true, and we found out that there was a lot of excitement -- clinton. we are waiting for one of these paths to come through. to what you attribute trump's success tonight, and the huge disparity with the polls? i think that the american people are tired of the corruption, they are tired of a system that really worked against them, and really only work for people at the top and people at the bottom, it didn't work for middle and working class americans. middle and working class americans. i think he had a big reaction against that. we had obamacare, and the premiums for working class americans shot way up. and that news broke pretty late in the campaign. but it is possible that hillary clinton
could amass more votes but lose the electoral college, if donald trump does become president, pic donald trump does become president, after this incredibly bruising campaign, how does he reach out and govern for all of america if he is elected? i think donald trump will reach out, donald trump as a negotiator, he is a businessman, and almost by definition if you are a negotiator you are not an ideologue. (tm negotiator you are not an ideologue. you are somebody who knows you take ej you are somebody who knows you take a strong position when you go in to negotiate but you might have to give td negotiate but you might have to give to get the deal done. that is donald trump, so republicans will control the house of representatives, they will have a majority in the senate, he controls the regular three agencies as the executive, and he will be making supreme court appointments -- regulatory agencies. this is a change for the country which i think will be very positive, it is much like what happened with brexit. i think on a slightly bigger scale, america being a superpower.
but you are an economic adviser to the campaign, and you have seen that dow futures are plunging. good trading be suspended on wall street tomorrow? i don't know, it is possible. whatever it is, it will be much like what happened with brexit. s, it will be much like what happened with brexit. e much like what happened with brexit. it will be temporary, and if it dips tomorrow, i am a buyer. i will be buying because i know it will go back up. trump unquestionably had the better economic plan. with cutting taxes, reducing regulation, making america energy independent and not killing trade but negotiating better trade deals. i think you will see real economic growth, the markets will react, and you buy when it is low, you don't buy when it is high and tomorrow it may be low. you are saying he will be negotiate trade deals and not necessarily turn them over, so thank you. that is the view from the trump camp, as they wait. you were saying he will renegotiate trade
deals and not necessarily overturn them. so that is the view here from the trump camp, back to you. and you can tell the guy you are interviewing, if he is a buyout we have a bridge to sell him. and that is the trump mentality. it is the business mentality,, mentality. it is the business mentality, and i think there have been times during the course of this campaign, for example on the day pic campaign, for example on the day after brexit when donald trump flew into scotland to open his golf course and started talking about the lovely sweets in his golf course, and everyone was thinking isn't he going to talk about brexit, this is ej going to talk about brexit, this is a seismic foreign policy issue, but ej a seismic foreign policy issue, but elle a seismic foreign policy issue, but ellas a seismic foreign policy issue, but a lot of americans like the businessman about him, that he is thinking, markets are low and it is time to buy. that is a very appealing characteristic. the democrats have conceded a senate seat in misery, the republicans holding on to another seat,
at least one calling pennsylvania for the incumbent. -- missouri. one thing, just listening to that, donald trump has said he will not put its holdings into a blind trust, but let his family hold the holdings and we will have all these instances where the policy of the united states may conflict with the trump enterprises, which will be interesting. conflict with the trump enterprises, which will be interesting.. conflict with the trump enterprises, which will be interesting. i want to ask which will be interesting. i want to eere which will be interesting. i want to ask a question which is puzzling everybody. when you look at the states which are still in contention, arizona, 72% of the precincts, donald trump is three points ahead. wisconsin, 94% of the precincts, donald trump is three points ahead. in michigan, which was the local press declaring for him and now they are not so sure, 86%, donald trump is ahead. what is holding things up? we have some outlets which have called some of
these states, the atlantic called pennsylvania and arizona and said it is pennsylvania and arizona and said it gell pennsylvania and arizona and said it is all over, others i think there is ej is all over, others i think there is a sense that you don't want to get a state wrong. that is fair enough at this late stage. but it is fairly much over. you think it is fairly much of the four hillary clinton? think donald trump is at this point contract to be the next president. what that means is think about climate, dramatic change in policy, voting rights, campaign finance, completely gone in a direction that democrats and a lot of others expected they would go in. tax cuts we are going to see in a different way. we will find countries all over the world having emergency cabinet meeting is talking about trade deals on what happens if you move to renegotiate, when there is no legal authority, in fact, to do so. we are authority, in fact, to do so. we are in times square, in the heart of manhattan. a lot of people gathered here as the results have been coming here as the results have been
coming in but they are gathering now outside the white house in washington as well, and we have some pictures just to show, big crowds outside the white house not quite sure why they have gone, maybe they just feel, given what an amazing, unique night this is... 1 think unique is not too strong a word, unique night in american politics and probably in western democratic politics, some people probably just felt the need to be there, to do something. and of course, maybe to make a little protest as well, as you can see. washington, dc is a city that goes td washington, dc is a city that goes to bed early and gets up early, it is now 1:30am and to see a crowd like that outside the white house is an indication of what an important night this is for americans. washington we know voted overwhelmingly democratic but for americans who supported donald trump and americans who supported donald trump americans who supported donald trump and for americans who supported hillary clinton, as you suggested, it is a unique night and it changes
the course, at least for the next few years, of the united we are broadcasting around the world from times square. let us get some global reaction. first of all we go td global reaction. first of all we go to london, where kamal ahmed is there for the bbc. the markets got brexit wrong, and now they have donald trump wrong. donald trump spoke about this being like brexit, plus, plus, plus. a lot of investors went to bed thinking they would get up in the morning and britain would be staying in the european union, and it would be pretty much business as usual. 1 and it would be pretty much business as usual. i think a very similar sense in the markets this morning in london. obviously trading has not opened yet but on what are called the futures markets, which are judgements on which way the big american stock market
will go, the dow, the snp, they have already been suspended because they hit that automatic stop point -- s&p. a 5% shift in the markets, a judgement on the way the s&p and the dow will move when they open later today. the dollar is already weakening against safe haven currencies like the yannon. -- yen. i think this will be a pivot towards safety as people try td a pivot towards safety as people try to digest the uncertainty of water donald trump presidency may look like. gold is up today in value, the great safe haven bets, and i imagine sterling will strengthen and the euro will strengthen, as investors look for a degree of security. the biggest concerns will be over things like global trade deals, global trade period, if he goes through with his
moves on changing the way global trading operates. many people would judge that that could slow global growth. global growth, of course, let's not forget, since the crises in china earlier this year, since what has been happening in europe, is not particularly strong anyway. the markets have been jittery since the financial crisis and anything like this that creates this tension in the stock market will lead, 1 this tension in the stock market will lead, i think, the great volatility , will lead, i think, the great volatility, big sell-off is, as your previous quests said, it may volatility, big sell-off is, as your previous guests said, it may not be very long-term. those markets can [effec very long-term. those markets can pick up again and there is a lot of easy money around at the moment, but certainly it will be a very, very volatile day on the market. kamal ahmed in london, thank you for that. let's go to karen allen in irbil, in iraq. if mrs clinton was to be the new president, that would represent continuity. leaders in the middle east would know
what to expect, more of the same, maybe a little different but not much. 1 of the same, maybe a little different but not much. i suggest with donald trump a have no idea what he could do or what he stands del what he could do or what he stands for. you are absolutely right. and just a few minutes ago jeremy vine just a few minutes ago jeremy vine in the studio described this as a political there is a very real insurgency being fought here. 1 very real insurgency being fought here. i have just come back from the southern frontline, not far from that, and it feels very real and there is a lot of uncertainty as to what donald trump as commander in chief and president of the united states would actually mean, because his foreign policy is not at all clear. the 5200 us army personnel helping the fight against islamic state in mosul are about 70 kilometres from here and that push needs us support. what is not clear at this stage is whether donald trump will follow up on his campaign [ell trump will follow up on his campaign call to basically
medal less in international affairs and the affairs of individual states, or whether we can expect a much more muscular projection of america's might in this part of the world. it is incredibly unclear. i think in so many other capitals around the world there will be conversations going on as to what this actually means in practical terms. will this uncertainty effectively embolden the jihadis that we are seeing, that are the focus of the battle in mosul? it is very unclear. the repercussions won't simply be felt here in iraq, but right across the middle east. there must be pressure on the iraqi government and us led coalition in operations against islamic state in mosul and ragga as well. that was to get the job done before president trump is inaugurated if he is the next president. i should emphasise that. in january. it is easier
said than done. it was always going to be clear that the fight to dislodge islamic state from their last stronghold here in iraq would be a long and bloody and painful at times. it is now in the third week and there is still a huge amount of areas that need to be cleared of islamic state fighters, not to mention the fact that remember there are many civilians still stuck in the centre of mosul. 1 are many civilians still stuck in the centre of mosul. i have spoken to them over the past few days. the ones who made it out sad they were used as human shields and were moved from position to position. islamic state forces are repositioning themselves as the battle continues. their reason appetite to go in there and blast their way through into mosul. -- there is an appetite. many people in the us will be wondering why it isn't happening? there are more than a million
people believed to still be inside the city of mosul. the worry is that if a muscular approach is taken that will simply embolden them, possibly not islamic state in iraq, but in syria and other places where they are watching developments here are extremely closely. ok. karen allen in northern iraq for us. aren allen in northern iraq for us. karen allen in northern iraq for us. getting word from senior british diplomats word from senior british diplomats saying they are still tried to figure out what exactly this means for america's middle east the trump campaign is saying there will be a level of continuity. but we don't exactly know with donald trump. donald trump was the one who said we should besides the generals on the approach of mosul and none of this should be talked about. there should be done in secret, he said. donald trump will have, if he is elected president tonight, our lot of catching up to do, i think, it is
ells of catching up to do, i think, it is fair to say, on foreign odyssey issues on the middle east and the united states. let us go to the edge. the state that is between us and being able to definitively say one or the other has won. pennsylvania has one point ahead with trump. jane o'brien is in philadelphia for us. what is happening in pennsylvania? are they not calling the state and why? cannot tell you at this point. it is an absolute mystery. i can tell you an absolute mystery. i can tell you i arrived here at a party and am leaving a funeral. there is probable paul popple shock. people were expecting to
see history fulfilled as they would see it. the first woman president is what they thought they would see. they cannot believe pennsylvania may vote for donald trump. they have not called it but as far as the people in this bar are concerned it is over. they have been leaving in the last 20 minutes in tears and consoling each other. a lot of questions and anger as well. that is what i found disturbing about being here, how quickly the mood has changed from one of celebration to one of anger, resentment, and to a certain extent, wanting revenge. i have heard many young people here are saying that all donald trump supporters are stupid and racist and their feelings are invalid. and i think that looking ahead to tomorrow, 1 are invalid. and i think that looking ahead to tomorrow, i think it is going to be very hard to see how donald trump, who has
been incredibly divisive in this election, can hope to reconcile these young people, these democrats, these young people, these democrats, in these they feel they are the minority. suddenly they are the minority at the moment. many people are shouting at the television even now. they are really upset about how these results have been told. really upset about how these results have been told. they are really upset about how these results have been told. the fact that pennsylvania is still holding on and waiting for that result as well. ok. jane o'brien. very interesting. the mood. what happens in this country after the night's result? we have seen how this has shown the divisions in america in rural areas and urban areas and in different ethnic communities in the country and to some extent between men and women and most critically between educated and less educated people, people with college degrees and not. if donald trump is elected president tonight, in
the united states, what are you going to do tomorrow as a democrat? what will you tell other democrats to do? i don't even know where to begin. one of the other things i want to mention before i get to that is that it has been said, and i just bought about it, this is the first election in the united states in 50 years without the full protection of the act of 1964. one of the things people will be looking at, we said tomorrow, but it is actually this morning, one of the things we will look at is what is the impact of that? look at states like arizona, texas, louisiana, north and south carolina, alabama, missouri, and all of the allegations of vote suppression. there were so many places where people could not vote properly. tomorrow the question is how do we begin healing? how do we bring the country together? what is the moral responsibility of a donald trump
if he is the president of the united states? as well as republican members of the end senate in explaining to the american public, especially rural areas, that have come out in favour of donald trump, that we live in a global economy. manufacturing in all likelihood is not coming back. and many economy jobs. what happens to the democrats? it doesn't control the house, it doesn't control the senate, as we have projected, the republicans will stay have projected, the republicans will beyilh have projected, the republicans will stay in control of the senate. and the way things are going, it looks like they will have the white house. they ran the election with the pretty establishment candidate. she got the nomination of the party. does it move to the left? do they move in more of a bernie sanders direction? it is probable. i don't know. what do you
think? it is a flip of the coin. so many of the bernie sanders' voters did not vote bernie sanders' voters did not vote in this they voted for, you know, a third-party candidate. e you know, a third-party candidate. it will be interesting to see what the democrats to. a think what we will see is democratic members of the congress filibustering as many bills as possible. more gridlock for the american public. people we have seen tonight, if donald trump wins, ej seen tonight, if donald trump wins, a silently to the. so many people have been told if you support donald trump you are sexist and racist and all sorts of things. -- silent majority. people said they will not take that abuse from the pollsters, they will go in and vote for donald trump and goodbye establishment. we have to move on, that is what they said. that includes the republicans that did not want donald trump as their party's candidate. they gave him very
little support during the presidential campaign and he has won. he has got in the republican nomination. and even if he does not win tonight, which is increasingly looking less likely that it is mrs clinton, he has put in such a performance that the republican establishment is divided. look at the amount of money. one thing we have not talked about is the amount of money spent. hillary clinton, look at the campaign, 1. 3 billion. donald trump, half of that. he put on a show. he got $2 billion with media. and that is how without a strong ground game and infrastructure and polling behind him he could pull off this, the unthinkable. and he was a television celebrity. done to get. it is hard to imagine someone coming out of reality
television, many millennial is saying we could have our first reality tv president. we were talking about the first female president. it is to imagine somebody without donald trump's television background, especially the show of the apprentice and its popularity, he would not have this. there will be soul-searching tomorrow in the democratic party. florida might be the difference in this election. the green party brings back al gore. in the ways it is easier if you are in the minority because you can just close things. you unite in opposition. the republican establishment has serious thinking td establishment has serious thinking to do. the media which gave donald trump all of that time and made a horse race at times it
wasn't because it benefited them, they are shattered. we will have soul-searching everywhere, all over the place. for donald trump, getting back to iraq and the middle east and foreign policy, does he bring back some of those people from the republican foreign policy establishment who uniformly spurned him? he relied on outsiders like michael flynn, to staff him. this will be a really interesting challenge for him as well, to see whether he falls back on those people who were with him all the way. that will be his instinct. or whether he decides to swallow hard and bring in people who opposed him and often said really bad things about him. and we don't have this from other networks yet. we are not prepared to say it yet. but politico, the political website here, predicts donald trump with pennsylvania. that is 20 electoral college votes. and i am sure... democracy. since the end of the second world war, has it
taken such ej second world war, has it taken such a big risk as america has taken tonight? silence. no. no way. we touched on this earlier. we have never had someone who has never been ej never had someone who has never been a politician, never held elected office, never had the opportunity to govern the four. this is the united states in a critical junction indequity first century. isis, brexit, the south china sea, israel, someone poised at the helm of power who has never wielded it. and we have had fragile democracies before. and we have seen some of them go in ej and we have seen some of them go in a different direction to be we mentioned turkey before. you can lose it. we have being the beacon. along with you. we will not pick an authoritarian. we had the sovereign song and we avoided it.
this is a fundamental challenge for institutions as well. we are talking as if donald trump is the next president. of course, that is not true yet. were still waiting another things to come in before confirming if he is or isn't. hillary clinton ball if he is or isn't. hillary clinton still is an outside chance of being the next president, but the momentum, the figures, the votes, they are heading with donald trump the epo back to emilee klein doubt what happens next. this is why it is so puzzling. right now there are states with very close races where nearly all of the precincts are in but they are refusing to call them. we work with the abc, the faster network, and they are saying they cannot project pennsylvania even though 99% of the votes are in. -- our sister network. pretty much a one percentage point lead. wisconsin. they also have 96%. he has a clear three point lead.
they are just not ready to call it. it is interesting. he would have thought at this point some of these were coming through. we would have got these as polls which closed at seven, eight, nine o'clock eastern time. long enough for them to come through. 90% of them called counted through. 90% of them called counted in which again. them called counted in which again. 90% of them called counted in which again. again, a 2-point lead here. it is surprising they have not added those to the tally. ng they have not added those to the tally. 88% in. that one is neck and neck. still ahead. maybe you could understand that more. d that more. maybe you could understand that more. that is what is confusing at the moment. t is what is confusing at the moment. we have been looking at this tally of him short to be six electoral college votes. we have been waiting. -- 26. we thought michigan, wisconsin, pennsylvania, they would have to fill in part of that map. here is what it looks like now. we are just waiting for these states. even though they have got 80, sometimes 90, nearly 100% in, they are still 90, nearly 100% in,
they are still saying it is too early to they are just not ready to make that prediction right now. pennsylvania and michigan are called for mr trump, he has done it. -- pennsylvania and -- if pennsylvania and michigan are called for mr trump. you can see why at this critical point they do not want to make a flip decision. if those come right in the next few minutes he is over the line. even without pennsylvania he can do it with a combination of wisconsin and arizona ig combination of wisconsin and arizona or in new hampshire and maine. any of those. and let's not forget, because it's not in the main map, alaska. given the way things have gone, you would have to assume alaska... i don't know why they haven't called alaska.
i don't think that was in any doubt, was it? stuck that was in any doubt, was it? stuck in the ice somewhere. there are some which to be fair are a puzzle for us. we would have thought they would [ell us. we would have thought they would call the more quickly but maybe it is because there is so much weight attached to them. we should keep in mind that there are votes which come mind that there are votes which come in late, votes by mail, we are not going we will get 2 million to e going to... we will get 2 million to 3 million more votes from the west coast which will put her over the top via sizeable margin in popular moh top via sizeable margin in popular votes and you want to make sure that you don't have... you think hillary clinton could get the popular vote? clinton could get the popular vote? i think it is almost certain hillary clinton will win the popular vote. which means we will be in for even more confusion and division. returning to the clinton headquarters, that funereal atmosphere not looking any better. no, not looking much better here. earlier on this evening some of
the supporters in the crowd started chanting love trumps hate, trying to put a brave face on what looks like ej put a brave face on what looks like a possible defeat for mrs clinton, and of course love trumps hate has been one of the lines which hillary clinton has been using, or had been using, in her campaign. the mood is not good, even though people say they are still not giving up and one of those who is not willing to concede just yet or give up just yet joins me now. here's a council city member for atlanta and is on the clinton campaign finance committee. thank you for joining us on the bbc. (tm thank you for joining us on the bbc. you are not ready to accept that she has possibly lost yet. do you think she can still make it? absolutely, i don't know how to give up this early of don't know how to give up this
early or giving in way. we have seen this before. we went to sleep when al gore was president and when we woke up it was george bush. there are significant states which are still out there and in the light of the level of up and down we have had at this particular election, we really need to understand this is par for the course. if anyone expected us to leave this early, 1 the course. if anyone expected us to leave this early, i think they were kidding themselves. even if she ball kidding themselves. even if she still wins narrowly, surely there are some fundamental questions being asked about how did the clinton campaign underestimate the national mood to this extent. what we really think about, as we look up at the 50 stars and 13 bars on that flag up there, and 1 stars and 13 bars on that flag up there, and i think about what our american spirit is really made of, there are different sides to it, donald trump tapped into
one side, only sanders tapped into another, hillary clinton tapped into another and whoever can bring it all together or decides not to stay at home and is able to motivate to come out is really the challenge we were faced with and this is a very distinct set of lines in the american spirit, and it is amazing and i am sure everyone around the world has seen our true colours, as they finally come to the surface. there are a variety of... there is social justice that still hasn't been dealt with, which bernie sanders spoke about. there is a deep lack of information that many voters have, which donald trump was able to take advantage of. 1 have, which donald trump was able to take advantage of. i am from atlanta but when you step outside of atlanta one-hour, or 1. 5 hours, you are in georgia and you listen to talk radio and it is what you hear donald trump take advantage of, as george wallace did. and clearly secretary clinton didn't understand that. the campaign had to pivot to play between
two different voices, the social justice voice on the left and the donald trump lack of information or tapping into trump lack of information or tapping nckus trump lack of information or tapping into the status quo that america has not been willing to admit when it looks itself in the mirror, that he spoke about. she had to thread the needle, and that is very difficult. it was very difficult, despite the organisational advantage she had, the support for the democratic party, all the money that she spent. if donald trump is the victor, very briefly, can the democratic party work with him after what has been a very divisive campaign? absolutely, we must. that is the spirit of america, peace and reconciliation. we need a peaceful way to unite and come together, and i would use kingian non-violence as a philosophy. there you heard it, holding out hope that it prints and victory is possible, -- that a clinton
victory is possible, and about the healing which will have to take place after this election, whoever wins. what word are you getting about when, if, hillary clinton herself might be coming to that rally? are you hearing anything? we are hearing absolutely nothing. we have heard nothing from the campaign for the last four or five hours, and that tends to speak td five hours, and that tends to speak to the kind of mood that they must be lan. there is some lockdown going on, they are not giving us any indication of when or if she might come and speak here. you would assume that after making such a big deal about what donald trump himself said during the debates about maybe not conceding the election, she would make sure that she does concede, if it is established that she has indeed lost.
so in fact it is the words of donald trump which will come out to haunt her. as we heard from our quest is, no one will admit defeat until all the votes are counted. that is kind of what donald trump said during the last debate in las vegas, and that may now be the position that hillary clinton is going to find herself in. no one here is ready to admit defeat until they see that 270 number show up on the screen, and even then, potentially, as we just heard as well, they might think perhaps there are some votes which were not counted here or there, and we are going to hold out hope. i think it will be a long night still. a subdued campaign headquarters. they are trying to keep their spirits up. they are indeed. their spirits may take a knock when they learn that the new york times has
called pennsylvania for donald trump, adding that that effectively ensures the presidency for mr trump. that is, the new york times reporting that. let's go back to jeremy and get a breakdown of how america voted. jeremy. we are looking at hispanic voters, and so much talk about the changing america, andrew, and we thought we should just show you the map and colour it in with the densest concentrations of those hispanic voters who are obviously nearest to the border with mexico. texas here, and states to the right, you have new mexico, you have california riders are here, and they were, it was hoped by the clinton campaign, going to power her to victory in states where it was awkward in the south and especially awkward in the south and especially in florida, which didn't quite work why is that? let's look back to
politics in the 1980s. i will show you first of all this graph which gives you a racial profile of the usa, and you can see how dominant whites , usa, and you can see how dominant whites, 62%, 13% black and 18% hispanic voters, 6% asian. 18% hispanic voters, let's bear that in mind. here we are in the election at the end of the 1980s after the reagan is ended. and it was michael dukakis for the democrats against george bush senior. we are looking at the voting history of hispanics and you can see that although michael dukakis lost, he was miles ahead of george bush senior. in those days the association was strong between hispanics and republicans. that shifted somewhat because george w bush, his home state was texas, he had good family connections with latinos, bertino communities and so on, and he managed to wrestle the vote back to some degree where
he and kerry in the mid- 2000s were pretty close in terms of struggling for that latinos vote. as expected, it wrote heavily for hillary clinton, 65- 29. at when you look at this, it is not that much different from what happened in the late 1980s for michael dukakis, so the late 1980s for michael dukakis, so it is not necessarily a winning formula for hillary clinton, even though as we have put on the wall there, hispanic vote is much bigger now, 18%. still 29% of bertino voters voting for donald trump in this election. so that gap was not big enough to give hillary the kind of boost she needed among those non- white voting communities. and that was one of her problems in this election. thank you for that. let's go up the road from here in times square to the trump headquarters. they are gathered in the hilton hotel on sixth ave in manhattan. the mood there of course is very
different from the mood at the clinton headquarters. let's see what they are getting up to, and i think they are also getting a little bit impatient. they want more states to be called, because they think that would clinch it. let's listen to them. crowd chants. value are. it, call it, call it, they are shouting. t, call it, call it, they are shouting. call it, call it, they are shouting. -- there you are. they are getting impatient that they haven't had those states, like pennsylvania, new hampshire, michigan, which if they went mr trump's way, would take over that magical 270 mark. 1 went mr trump's way, would take over that magical 270 mark. i quess everybody is just being that it cautious, in, what can i call it? the final countdown? it is such a seismic evening and the result is so extraordinary,
and so frankly unexpected given the way that we went into this night that everybody wants to be especially careful, and remember that there are absentee ballots to be counted, from rural pockets of every state which have to be counted, and you are right. this is a very big deal, the outcome of this election. if it is close enough this election. if it is close enough in pennsylvania it will go to an automatic recount. we are just seeing something come up from kellyanne conway, campaign manager for donald trump. our reach state pennsylvania comes home, blue or busted. mrs clinton thought she had ej busted. mrs clinton thought she had a blue wall around the great lakes states which would stop donald trump becoming president. this south jersey philadelphia girl elated. a sense they are trying to put some pressure on the networks to get on with it. is that how you
would read that? it is only the networks which are not calling. we have had the washington post and the new york times and politico calling it already. perhaps they were burned by piololo already. perhaps they were burned by 2000 and florida, or are you seeing anything else in the numbers which would make you think that? in wisconsin you have a significant number of absentee ballots which have to encountered. they have been mailed in and have to be opened in counted individually whereas most of the others are done electronically. that can take some time. in california, 65% of the vote hasn't encountered and won't be for days. and we will get some automatic recounts. we will not have a formal result for a while. ll not have a formal result for a while. we do know that california has gone to mrs clinton. that california has gone to mrs clinton. in pennsylvania we are still a little in the dark, even though emily has 99% of the precincts. 99% of the precincts irene and he has a 1-point
lead. there is a difference of 70,622 votes on the current arithmetic. we don't know why this hasn't been called more conclusively yet. i know some of the other networks and some of the papers have been calling this for donald trump. it looks as if it is going his way. he does have the lead as things stand. we can't fill in that tally until we have got that projection that colours up for us according to the calls of our sister network abc. that is the one we are waiting for, along with wisconsin. we will see how close the race is there, again, 97% of the precincts in and it looks like he has a really clear lead there. 3% ahead of clinton in wisconsin. if we bring in michigan as well, which they are telling us it's too early to project, on 96% of the precinets, it's too early to project, on 96% of the precincts, earlier on it's too early to project, on 96% of the precinets, earlier on in it's too early to project, on 96% of the precincts, earlier on in the night we had precincts the precincts, earlier on in the night we had precinets called on the precincts, earlier on in the night we had precincts called on ten ig night we had precincts called on ten or 11% as they were so emphatic and by or 11% as they were
so emphatic and so decisive one team or another. here he has almost 2% lead, a difference of 71,000 votes or so. 92% of the precincts difference of 71,000 votes or so. 92% of the precinets and, difference of 71,000 votes or so. 92% of the precincts and, 16 electoral college votes, and once we have the maths of michigan, wisconsin and pennsylvania i would have thought the race is pretty much done and dusted but we can't move before those projections come through to us. michigan, still some precincts to go michigan, still some precincts to go pennsylvania, 1%. what happens before the state can be called? i is 99% precincts, not 99% of votes. (tm is 99% precincts, not 99% of votes. you can have precincts with a substantial number of votes. and absentee ballots not counted. this is a large enough margin. and since we know that almost all the votes are from philadelphia and a lot of the ones not in art from rural areas, it is pretty easy
to understand why all these other outlets have called pennsylvania. because rural areas are likely to have gone for donald trump. philadelphia, there is no residual hope for hillary clinton. if you get ej hope for hillary clinton. if you get a 77,000 vote margin in a state with millions of votes, it sounds larger than it actually is. if that gets reduced by absentee ballots for example to 15 or 20,000, then it is entirely possible that a recount could provide... who demands that? in some states it is automatic. if you get within 1% sometimes in other cases you can as a losing candidate demands a recount. usually if you do that you have to pay for it. how long does that take? how long does that take ? how long does that take? i will look into it. in theory, the whole thing has to be wrapped up by the state this year
december 13, six days before the electoral college meets. once they meet a vote on the outcome of the election. there is something called a safe harbour provisions, a four or five week period where the states individually can tally their final votes. one more piece of news. john podesta, hillary clinton's campaign share, has now left the hotel here in new york where the clinton family is and is heading over to the rally. one of those with him was asked if hillary clinton herself was headed over and he replied no. i am. it looks like hillary clinton is not going to be going to that rally, which suggests to me, 1 going to that rally, which suggests to me, i don't know what you make of this, that they still think this is this, that they still think this is in play enough for her not to make a speech tonight which she would traditionally and under pressure to concede. for her, it would be hers to do. let us go to
the hillary clinton headquarters. i think we have just seen john podesta take to the stage of. what is he going to say? we're not going to anything more to say tonight. applause. listen to me. everybody should head home. get some sleep. we will have more to say tomorrow. .... i want you to know, i want every person in this whole to know, and i want every person across the country who supports hillary clinton to note, that your voice is and your enthusiasm means so much to her and td enthusiasm means so much to her and to tim kaine and to all of us. applause. we are so proud of you! applause. and we are so proud of her. lapping max she has done an amazing job. and she has not finished yet!
applause. so thank you for being with her. she has always been with you. i have to say this tonight, good night. we will be back and have more to say. let us get those votes counted. and let us bring this home. thank you so much for all of what you have done. applause. you are in all of our hearts. thank you! applause. hillary! just when you thought it was a strange night could not get any more strange, john podesta, the hillary clinton campaign chairman, has appeared at the hillary clinton headquarters, and told them all to go home. he said go and get a good night's sleep. even though there are crucial state spending they could be projected at any moment, he said they had nothing more to say this evening about it. day and not going td evening about it. day and not going to comment any more about it.
ot going to comment any more about it. day and not going to comment any more about it. -- they are not. they are going to wait until the morning. what happens if pennsylvania and michigan were to come in and push donald trump over the top, what would they do? it suggests to me that they are preparing to challenge a number of the votes. or if it goes over the top and they are convinced by the outcome of it going over the top in each of those individual states than presumably hillary clinton can give her concession speech tomorrow. remote, there is no constitutional obligation to give a concession speech. 1 obligation to give a concession speech. i would be extremely surprised if she chose not to give one if she feels she has been defeated. there is the reason she cannot do that tomorrow. it is now 2am. the audience in the us will be very small. she will be able to reach more people if she speaks tomorrow. they are screaming out as they said. the hillary clinton headquarters party, election night party... not much of one.
it is being disbanded. imagine if donald trump was in this situation and did not do this speech. he would have been crucified by the press. no doubt about it. i am interested about the timing of this. we were told all broadcasters and tv and press would have to be out of the building by 2am. presumably they imagined that would be after a hillary clinton victory when she had made her speech and it all came right. that is how they envisaged it when they discussed the building and used it and who would then be taking over. and as things stand, it is just gone over two o'clock. it might be they have contractually finished be they have contractually finished in that building now and cannot let people carry you would have thought it was pretty clear it was going to be a long night. they may have balked at formal than 2am new york times. they may be getting ready, the way that the javits and the works, they may be getting ready for another show tomorrow. -- javit
centre works. even if these outstanding states come in for donald trump, hillary clinton is not going to concede the night? she will wait until tomorrow. remember, we haven't had an election called dirt. we have got that. -- called yet. let me say that donald trump has an interesting challenge in his speech. we are getting reports from reporters. some who have covered him. in a lot of shouts of lock her [mel him. in a lot of shouts of lock her [ere him. in a lot of shouts of lock her up, a young woman said, i think she should be killed. these may be strayed individuals but they have been whipped up in a lot of ways. it will be an interesting question as td will be an interesting question as to whether he reaches out much more broadly when he gives an acceptance speech, calls for a healing, maybe says nice things about mrs clinton, td says nice things about mrs clinton, to quell that crowd, or, if he does not mention it and does not get into it, you
are going to have some ugliness that is going to follow stop at all right. a new call in. maine has been given to hillary clinton. just to give you a snapshot of how the night has gone in terms of the places she has one, obama won this on 15% lead last time four years ago. she retains it, but look how much she has cut his leg in just 3%. -- lead. this is the whole state. we are still waiting for individual congressional districts. the rural area that borders canada will go for trump possibly. we haven't had that yet. two for clinton. go to the map. you can add these in. this little section of the north-east. that brings her tally short out by 53. she has added three more, 217, still short by 53.
she is getting these gains but they are coming in very sparsely now. so it is coming in very sparsely now. so it is all over. the hillary clinton campaign headquarters have gone home. hillary clinton will not go there and speak. let us go to the donald trump headquarters. laura trevelyan is there. what have you got for us? well, i have with me a muslim american leader for donald trump. we were just watching john podesta saying to people at the hitter -- hillary clinton campaign go home it is too close to call. my reaction is she has lost the election. those states have been decisive like florida and others like north carolina. the president and herself have spent the last two of and herself have spent the last two or three days in pennsylvania. and they have lost key states. i think they should accept defeat. we have been here watching fox news behind
us. we have just heard the fox news decision desk analyst say the reason they are not calling pennsylvania or michigan is there are a lot of absentee ballots outstanding. so, should we wait for every vote to be counted? i think it is fair enough. i don't mind. but i will tell you that donald trump is going to be victorious , that donald trump is going to be victorious, that is the bottomline. he will be the next president. you represent muslim americans for donald trump. if he is elected president he will be the first president of the united states to impose a religious test on immigrants coming to this country. lg immigrants coming to this country. as a muslim, could you support his however modified total shutdown on muslims coming to america? this is not what he meant. he is not against all the muslims, he is against the jihadis and troublemakers. he is against terrorism. his main team
is america. he wants to make america safe again, strong again. he is not against muslims, he is against troublemakers stop at with respect, you are from pakistan originally. that would be on the list of banned countries for immigration because of the jihadi groups based there. the thing is, 1 the jihadi groups based there. the thing is, i love this country. this is my country. have lived here for the last 30 years. lived here for the last 30 years. i have four children. this is their country. anyone from anywhere coming here with bad intentions to hurt americans or destroy american property, he has voted for a strict vetting process. regardless of wherever they are from. i am for that. you explain what has happened? this phenomenal night for donald trump, however it ends, whether it ends in the white house or just short's what happened? you know, i came as a law students to the us and came as a law students to the us and
i have studied democracy in and i have seen the decline of democratic values since the last 80 years. we are moving towards socialism. the thing is today, this election, it was bigger than donald trump. this was against the system, the cricket system, and i am glad it is defeated today. but when we look at the popular vote, it is very, very close. 1 at the popular vote, it is very, very close. i know the founding fathers designed the states to give everyone a safe. but the popular vote is close. donald trump is elected resident, how do the heal the divide? the division was done by barack obama. it was not done by donald trump. obama supporters say that the decision came because they could not accept barack obama as president. he only came into the
year a year ago. -- picture. it was divided on a black and white basis. donald trump has not taken over yet. e donald trump has not taken over yet. it wasn't done by him. in the future, because he is a loyal candidate, he will make the city safe and bring jobs back. education will be better so these things come td will be better so these things come to society. society will heal automatically. thank you so much for that analysis. my pleasure. i love the bbc. that is good to know. muslim americans for trump. thank you for joining us. that is the view here are from muslim americans for trump. i will say that they are getting very impatient here at donald trump headquarters. they want fox news to put it on the screen behind me and call pennsylvania for donald trump and get those 20 votes that take over the top. or if not that, michigan, alaska, some combination. patience is wearing thin. people who started the night leaving hillary
clinton was going to win now the white house and can almost touch it. of course he loves the bbc. what is not to like after you have seen this coverage? it has been a night that has had so many things put on its head. we began with the conventional wisdom that hillary clinton had many routes to the white house. donald trump had very few. it turned out to be untrue. we have now seen donald trump has several to the white house and hillary clinton almost nine. or at least, it is very difficult. -- almost none. we walter told one of the problems might be that if hillary clinton wings, donald trump would not concede and would be a bad loser. that is what we were told. instead of that, we have had the chair of the hillary clinton campaign saying, everyone go home. we are not good to say any more.
we're not going to concede. in fact, we are not going to say anything. that is the exact opposite of what we were told. 1 that is the exact opposite of what we were told. i want to bring the panel in in a minute. a chance to think about that. a few more results from maine can congressional districts, let me take you into my calculator mode. you can see how simple it is for him to take the white house. if he takes alaska, if he takes arizona, he is short by 11. at this point he could take over minnesota, wisconsin, michigan or pennsylvania and he has won. he is ahead in arizona by five and we think he has got alaska, it would be extraordinary if he didn't. all he needs, if you imagine that those are needs, if you imagine that those are in the red tally, are any of those td in the red tally, are any of those
to come mrs clinton looking like a sore loser? not quite yet. i think she is holding out hope but fie think she is holding out hope but also i think, no matter what happens tonight, there is a really critical historical significance to the campaign that she has run, to how els campaign that she has run, to how far she has come, to her statements far she has come, to her statements in 2008 about 25 million cracks in the glass you are seeing in social media, women asking how thick is that glass ceiling? i believe that if she comes to realise that donald trump is over 270 she will concede, but she will do it tomorrow. or i should say, in a few hours, when most of the american public is up and watching. ut hours, when most of the american public is up and watching. it is tradition that you can see during the night, but of course this is a night when many traditions in american politics have been broken. what is your reaction to what
the clinton campaign has just done? understand why they are not giving a concession speech, because the election has not been called. why would you? however, i just believe that if the roles were reversed, there would be a double standard for donald trump, mostly of his own... sore loser! because of his own doing, because of his claim that the election was rigged and he would not honour it. you bring up the glass ceiling, and how long do women have td ceiling, and how long do women have to wait? you know what? hillary clinton lost this election. the reasons she is not successful were all of her own doing. donald trump didn't beat her as much as she lost. people said from the very beginning that this was hillary clinton's to lose, and she hasn't lost it yet, but we knew if we would be talking on a referendum on hillary clinton, that donald trump would win, and a referendum on donald trump, hillary clinton would win. we will go for a oll clinton would win.
we will go for a full news update in a minute. go for a full news update in a minute. 1 said at the beginning of the programme, hours ago, about both of these candidates having almost shakespearean character flaws, and hillary clinton's need for control and secrecy, and the feeling that she has been attacked for years and years and years made her do things like set up a private e-mail server. if she hadn't done that, she would have been in a much stronger position this time around. if she hadn't given speeches to goldman sachs for $300,000, she would not have been associated with wall street at a time when wall street was unpopular. she has known since 2007 she would run for the presidency, she did things to undermine her candidacy and they were things of her own doing. donald trump is arriving at his election headquarters. we are waiting to get the pictures. before we go to that, if it is the absentee
ballots holding up the declaration of pennsylvania, how long does it take to count the absentee ballots? if can take a couple of days or even a little bit more. a couple of days?! do you know what happened in 2000? has this country learnt nothing about elections? i think we know the answer to that. what we also have, we have pennsylvania, and it is quite possible that wisconsin and michigan could end up in exactly the same territory. whisper thin margins. if you are losing and the results that come out have you losing by 30 or 40 or 50 electoral votes, i don't think you can sustain ej votes, i don't think you can sustain a challenge with a recount in three big states. if it is one or two, we might have something which would take a while before we can get a result. so we have learnt nothing. all our work on the west. let's catch up on this dramatic
night of developments in the united states, with a full news round-up. donald trump has a clear advantage in the race for the white house, after winning the crucial swing states of florida, ohio, north carolina and lowa. votes are still being counted, and the race isn't over yet, but mrs clinton now has by far the harder path to victory. within the last few minutes her campaign chairman has just told her supporters to go home because there's still a lot more counting to be done and she's not done yet. laura bicker has the story so far. the polls did not predict it, not donald trump's supporters did, and they celebrated every win at his election party in new york. the results from key battleground states have given the businessman a clear path to victory, as he watched and waited, he prevailed in florida, in
ohio, in north carolina. in contrast, hillary clinton's headquarters have been downcast, disbelieving. her bid to become the first female president looks in doubt. she tweeted: thanking her supporters, whatever the outcome. the highest elected republican in the us looked jubilant. donald trump has caused division within the party, but now perhaps he has also brought hope. we have so much potential in this country, so much potential. and if we can just tap it, that is what is ahead of us. i some accounts, i have just been sitting there watching the polls, by some accounts this could be a really good night for america. this could be a good night for us. millions of people headed to the polls and this closely fought election but in the end it came down to a few thousand moh end it came down to a few thousand votes in a few key states. donald trump's message that this country would come first and that he and he alone could fix a broken andrecht political system appears to
have resonated across the united states. there are still votes to be counted, but victory looks almost inevitable. a property tycoon with no previous political experience may have just caused the biggest political upset caused the biggest political upset in american john podesta, the chairman of hillary clinton presidential campaign, just gave this address to the crowds at clinton hq. foakes, i know we have been here a long time, and it has been a long night, and it has been a long campaign. but i can say we can wait ej campaign. but i can say we can wait a little longer, can't we? we can wait a little longer, can't we? applause they are still counting votes, and every vote should count. several states are too close to call, so we are not going to have anything more to say tonight. so listen. listen to me. everybody should
head home. we should get some sleep. we will have more to say tomorrow. sleep. we will have more to say tomorrow. i want you to know, 1 want every person in this whole tonneau, and i want every person across the country supported hillary to know that your voices and your enthusiasm means so that your voices and your enthusiasm means so much to her and to ten and td means so much to her and to ten and to all of us. -- to tim. we are so proud of you, and we are so proud of her. she has done an amazing job, and she is not done yet. e has done an amazing job, and she is not done yet. so thank you for being with her. she has always been with you. i have to say this tonight. good night. we will be back, we will have more to say. let's get those votes counted, and
let's bring this home. thank you so much for all that you have done. you are in all of our hearts. thank you. in the congressional races, the republicans look set to hold on to their majorities in both the house of representatives and the senate. the republican john mccain has kept his senate seat in arizona. after thanking voters he called on republicans and democrats to work together for the good of the people. stock markets have fallen sharply as a victory for donald trump becomes increasingly likely. the markets in japan and australia had initially opened higher, when projections suggested mrs clinton would win, but all major markets in the region are now down. that's it, now it is back to andrew and katya. welcome back to our light doormat live coverage of the us presidential election in
2016. let's go to our billboard in times square, the drone bilge billboard in times square, the drone shot showing where we are at the moment, 218 electoral college votes td moment, 218 electoral college votes to hillary clinton, 245 electoral college votes to donald trump. he is short by 25, but still winning in some crucial states, particularly in the east, still the report. the biggest we are waiting for is pennsylvania. and just when you think it couldn't get even more strange, i think i have already said that twice tonight, we have been telling you throughout that 99% of pennsylvania precincts have reported. we say that because that is what associated press have been telling us, suddenly it has gone back to 89% of precincts being reported. and you think, well, that may explain why they are not yet calling it the pennsylvania. except that associated press have just called pennsylvania for donald trump.
so it gets curiouser and curiouser. help me here. the fact that we have either 89 or 99% of precincts may not tell us very much. there may be parts of the state where they thought they had all the moh where they thought they had all the votes counted. remember, this is done in the united states is not just by state but by local areas. so you can find a county or an area where they think they have all the votes, and they suddenly find that they have a bunch of others. down the back of the sofa? exactly. if those are in places which have gone pretty strongly for trump, you can ball pretty strongly for trump, you can still make a projection. i will interrupt you there, before we get thrown out of the clinton headquarters, where they have wrapped up the party, we want to get the last thoughts from her on the evening. hillary clinton is not coming, and every one else has left, haven't they? yes, and thank you for coming to me, because everyone is starting
to pack up in the clinton headquarters. the supporters have left because they heard from the chair of the clinton campaign, to go home, get some sleep, but john podesta made it very clear that the campaign was not giving up because the votes are still being counted and the votes are still being counted ecies the votes are still being counted and as you heard just there, the number of votes still to be counted number of votes still to be counted in pennsylvania has gone this is not over, indeed, that the mood in the clinton campaign rally was very subdued as the night went on. we did hear many chants of love trumps hate as supporters tried to put a brave face on a night which was not what they expected. this has been astonishing. before the supporters left we managed to get hold of one of them to come and talk to us on bbc. al stone is a physician from vermont. are you going back to vermont tonight, or staying in new york, and how do you feel right
now? we are planning to head back to vermont soon. we will stay for a little bit and had back early in the morning. obviously it has been a rollercoaster day for us, and 1 brought my two children with me tonight and came here expecting for them to partake in a piece of history and have results that were very different than we saw. we haven't given up hope, as john podesta said, we are going to wait and see what happens with the rest of the states and the rest of the counts, so we will go home and hope tonight. you are from vermont, the state of senator bernie sanders who led this incredible challenge in the primary is of hillary clinton's efforts to get the nomination. he tapped into something that clearly donald trump has also tapped into. .. hillary clinton, and how do you think... all where do you think
that she has gone wrong? re do you think that she has gone wrong? so i think that she has gone wrong? so i think that i actually have been a hillary clinton supporter from the beginning, but 1 clinton supporter from the beginning, but i also believe that a lot of the values that bernie sanders spoke of, and a lot of the... the mission of his platform is not out of line. i would have supported him as well if he had been ej supported him as well if he had been a candidate for the presidency, for the nominee, 1 a candidate for the presidency, for the nominee, i don't necessarily feel that clinton did wrong. 1 the nominee, i don't necessarily feel that clinton did wrong. i think that she put up a great fight and she did a great campaign. 1 that she put up a great fight and she did a great campaign. i think that we as a country need to come together and look at where our values together and look at where our together and look at where our values are and what we really want to be supporting in the f she concedes, will you accept the result and will you look to donald trump as your president? absolutely. we need to unite as a country and not grow further apart, and that is what this election has been about. 1 feel like our country has been torn apart by this and if that
is the result tomorrow, obviously we have hope but if that is the result we will accept it and we will work together to unite and work towards the future. beefy, one word to describe how you feel tonight. disappointed, worried... -- briefly. concerned. concerned, children, my children, my country, our future. they are still holding out hope for victory for hillary clinton. but as we have heard throughout the evening from hillary clinton supporters, they will look forward to the healing process that will be required after this election, whoever wins. right. that is a rather sombre mood at the hillary clinton headquarters. rters. that is a rather sombre mood at the hillary clinton headquarters. they have cleared the place out. now td they have cleared the place out. now to laura trevelyan. she is at donald trump headquarters where it mr trump's
team has arrived and they are waiting for him. they must be getting in patient on all fronts. yes. many. just behind me you can see my shoulder there is a blue over curtain. they keep twitching the blue curtain. that means his arrival is imminent. the crowd is so impatient. they are impatient to hear the mandate revered. but also behind me, fox news. fox news projected donald trump has 254 and electoral votes, a little bit ahead of the bbc. and pennsylvania, with its 20 votes, would take him over the top to 274. the crowd keeps shouting usa, trump at call it, pennsylvania! they cannot understand why not.
we have an extremely interesting discussion about the number of absentee ballots that may be in existence. that is behind the fox news position best not to call pennsylvania. so everyone here is on edge. it's a likely was moving so quickly when he won ohio, florida, north carolina, burning up the hillary clinton firewall. now people are waiting. they booed when john podesta spoke and could not believe he wasn't conceding. funnily enough, they have patience with their favourite media, fox news. -- they have no patience. they feel it is the media stopping validation. people here have been saying to me all night they were underestimated and they had a traditional campaign. donald trump just spoke directly to
people and it had a refreshing appeal. that is how he came so far. an extraordinary night. the blue curtain behind me is still twitching. in fact, a lot of excitement around me and twitching from the people. we think that his arrival, donald trump, is imminent, andrew. gp or i on the twitching curtains. -- keep your eye. we are in a strange situation. the democrats have taken their bat and ell democrats have taken their bat and ball and gone home for the night. that will not say any more. on the trump is just about to appear, we believe, where you are, but it can't yet be a victory speech. fox news, you would think, of all networks, if it is in declaring pennsylvania for donald trump, it has good reason to do so. -- if it isn't declaring. and we have heard that reason, the number of absentee
ballots. you are discussing the fact that pennsylvania went from being the 8% of the vote counted and then all of ej of the vote counted and then all of a sudden that dropped to 89%. -- 98%. whether someone found a bag of moh 98%. whether someone found a bag of votes in the corner or something, remember that pennsylvania looked safe. it has gone back to 99! oh, it has gone back? there you go, they found it and are on packing it. if it is back at 99, maybe we will be hearing soon from fox news. but, yes, donald trump is poised to enter the room. tremendous, tremendous excitement here among his supporters, andrew. this is what they feel the establishment said could not be done. and he is on the cusp of doing it. andrew, we are now actually getting some of the american media outlets reporting the donald trump has done it and has gone over the 270.
politico has that flashing as its headline the pillar flashing as its headline the pillar in pennsylvania, it is automatically ej in pennsylvania, it is automatically a recount if it is at one half of a you would have to get quite ej percent. you would have to get quite a lot close. ms collins and -- wisconsin and michigan can suggest it. who would have thought we would be in a situation where the new york times has effectively called donald trump the next president, the washington post has just declared him the next president, at fox news has not done so. where did we see that wrinkle in the script? welcome td that wrinkle in the script? welcome to the twilight zone we currently exist to the twilight zone we currently caban) to the twilight zone we currently exist in this morning stopping would you have thought they donald trump would be happy to hear from the washington post, happy to hear from the new york times, and stunned not td the new york times, and stunned not to hear from his favourite news outlet where he has been living for the last several months. they are not yet ready to clear the
race for him. it shows the volatility, uncertainty and everything we have seen tonight. and we still have more time to go. is there anything behind his late calls that could change the outcome of this race? are you at this point saying that donald trump has made it and is past 270? don't. i am thinking he is the president-elect. m thinking he is the president-elect. i am thinking he is the president-elect. my honest opinion is that given the dubai cold that fox news had with the last presidential election where they called some states early and the controversy with kyle, they will take caution. -- debacle. -- carl. the associated press is calling that wisconsin's ten electoral college moh wisconsin's ten electoral college votes have now gone to donald trump. and so they have called it. in your calculation that has put him over the 270. that would push him right up, wisconsin. we have not got
that yet. pennsylvania. it was still being called as too early to project. it has 100% in according to this. i don't know if they have rounded them up. 9%. there is 1% between them. i will try to refreshing to see if we get anything you coming in. -- refresh it. it is not liking that. i will show you wisconsin. we are still being told it is too early to project. 99% of them are in. a difference of 75,000 votes. 75,559 between the two of them. that hasn't moved much, 3%, in the last 40 minutes or so. this is what keeps creeping up. but, again, it has not actually come through. frankly, we are a bit mystified as td frankly, we are a bit mystified as to why some of these are not coming through
a bit quickly. let us just imagine in calculator mode what happens if that comes through the four donald trump. another ten in wisconsin. if he gets alaska that is another three. he is short by 12. he could do that with pennsylvania, he could do that with michigan, or he could do that with a combination of arizona and another. none of those have been called. but if he settles with the ones that are now sounding as if they are in with the ones that are now sounding eonausiecinrus with the ones that are now sounding as if they are in the bag for him and he has definitely got it. some news coming into us. this is from a reporter with the nbc news network. she has been with the hillary clinton campaign all along. sources have told her that hillary clinton has now conceded on the phone to donald trump. that is kelly tweeting that. well. we are starting to get a sense... she is highly repeatable. and they spend a lot of time with the campaign.
well, we are going to keep a look at the donald trump headquarters in manhattan in his hotel. there it is. waiting on donald trump. it is true that hillary clinton has called to concede? if so, you can be sure that it will become a victory speech. you can be sure that it will become a victory speech. if so, you can be sure that it will become a victory speech. we will keep on that to see when he appears. we have and i on the twitching curtains. -- an eye. let us go to the us ambassador to the uk. he is in london. ambassador, umm, this has been a terrible night for mrs clinton and the democrats. hasn't it? well, as you know, this role of mine is not a republican or democrat role. but i can learn in the latest news through my ears. i have not been watching the news at the embassy party. i am actually now back here
at the residence, not at the embassy. but i can tell you that the but i can tell you that i cannot get into politics. but i can tell you that 1 cannot get into politics. this is uncharted territory for the us, isn't it? the world knows very little about donald trump when it comes to politics. cheering. if what you are saying is true and he is about to announce, both candidates running would have been a first, the first woman, the first person who had never been in public office or wearing uniform. a first either way. it is important to emphasise to british viewers it is not a first that we have had an incredibly tight election. 2000, you remember that very well. the supreme court position. then the country came
together and moved forward. we are hearing that cnn is also reporting that hillary clinton has conceded. not publicly but we assume she has conceded to donald trump directly or indirectly. it looks as if donald trump is your new president.. it looks as if donald trump is your new president. i will wait to see official confirmation. i am just staring into the camera. laughing. if it does happen, i wish the new president-elect congratulations. congratulations on their victory. 1 don't want to get out in front of that one. katty kay has got a question. ambassador, if the trumpet the next president of the united states, is it change the relationship between washington and london? -- donald
trump is the. with the disclaimer i don't want to get out in front of it with hypotheticals , out in front of it with hypotheticals, 1 out in front of it with hypotheticals, i think we have an incredible east wrong relationship with two heads of government. you have the republicans and democrats. all the different layers of government, the intelligence operation, the trade relationship, tens of thousands of students they could back and forth across the atlantic. millions of tourists every year going back and forth. i think the special relationship leaves in cflay the special relationship leaves in each of those strands. to borrow a phrase from president obama, this relationship is unshaken will. -- unshakeable. there is about donald trump and what he has said about america's allies, nato, american engagement in the world, about
president putin, that would concern you about him as a leader of the united states? well, i think in our system, in my current job, 1 united states? well, i think in our system, in my current job, i have to support the current administration. lg support the current administration. as you know, president obama is it it believe in the american people. excuse me. i have to interrupted. 1 do apologise. we are getting the news... the reason you can see this cheering at donald trump headquarters is that fox news has declared the presidential election of the year 2016 four donald trump. mealtimes is reporting definitively that donald trump is the next president of the us. -- the new york
times. although other networks have not done that, consider there is a momentum of us authority of media now saying that donald trump is the next president. cbs news, cnn, nbc, they are reporting that hillary clinton has conceded to donald trump. hear, hear comes. donald trump. he seems to be about to arrive on stage. actually, it is mike pence. the running mate. from everything we have now learned, he is the next vice president of delighted states. of course, we will cheer the senate. they came on stage and then went downstairs again. here they are.
this is the pence family from indiana. indiana was a safe seats, the ex- governor and a local lad, went to the local law school there. he is a social conservative, relatively moderate republican. looks like he is going to provide the warmup act for donald trump. mr trump probably just working out exactly what he is going to say if he has had, as has now been widely reported in the united states, that hillary clinton has conceded and with that concession comes as he says a historic night. let's listen td says a historic night. let's listen to mike pence, probably the next vice president of the united states. the american people have spoken, and the american people have elected their new champion. america has elected the new president, and it's almost hard for me
to express. the honour that i and my family feel, that we will have the privilege to serve as your vice president of the united states of america. usa! i come to this moment... i come to this moment deeply humbled, grateful td this moment deeply humbled, grateful to god for his amazing grace. grateful to my family, my wonderful wife karen. my son michael and his fiancee sarah, our daughter audrey, els fiancee sarah, our daughter audrey, far away, and our daughter charlotte. 1 far away, and our daughter charlotte. i could not be
here without them. and i am deeply grateful to the american people for placing their confidence in this team, and giving us this opportunity td team, and giving us this opportunity to serve. and i am mostly grateful td to serve. and i am mostly grateful to our president-elect, whose leadership and vision will make america great again. so let me say, it is my high honour and distinct privilege to introduce to you the president-elect of the united states of america, donald trump. applause and donald trump comes on stage, as the american media report that hillary clinton has called to
concede the presidential election of 2016. most of the major american networks and news outlets now reporting that he is the 45th president of the united states. coming on to some stirring music, which they like to have that these american huge rallies, just to get the blood going. he has got his family with them that, melania, his wife , family with them that, melania, his wife, we saw them all at the convention in cleveland. let's just say that the atmosphere, to soak it up and see this historic moment as he walks on stage. this is america's new first family. melania trump will be the first lady, barron,
their son, will presumably move into the white house and go to school in washington, dc. and we are now at last getting the news that pennsylvania has been projected for donald trump. 20 more electoral college votes going to the trump column. does that take him over, on our projection? we have still got him at 265. trump is short by five, that doesn't include alaska which we are almost certain he has won. we haven't heard new hampshire or arizona yet, he is ahead by five in arizona so on this tally he is short by five mathematically, but it looks from the pictures we are seeing now that old trump has won the presidency. is certainly thinks he is president, that is for sure.
i don't think anyone is going to argue with him. here is what donald trump has the say. sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business, complicated. thank you very much. applause i have just received a call from secretary clinton. she congratulated us, it's about us, on our victory. and i congratulated her and her family on are very, very hardfought campaign. 1 and her family on are very, very hardfought campaign. i mean, 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. l major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. now it is time for america to bind the wounds of division. we have to get together. to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, 1 say, it is time for us to come together as one united people. applause it is time. i pledge to every citizen of our land that 1 will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me. for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were ej me in the past, of which there were a few people. 1 me in the past, of which there were a few people. i am reaching out to you, for your guidance and your help,
so that we can work together and unify our great country. as 1 have 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 for their family. it is a movement comprised of americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it well. working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the american dream.
i've spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and then 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 going to be a beautiful thing. every single american will have the opportunity to realise his or her fullest potential, the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. we are going to fix our inner cities, and rebuilt our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we are going to rebuild our infrastructure. which will become, by
the way, second to none. and we will put millions of our people to work, as we rebuild it. we will also, finally, take care of our great veterans. who have been so loyal, and i have gotten to know so many over this 18 month journey. the time over this 18 month journey. the time i have spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honours. our veterans are incredible people. we will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. 1 project of national growth and renewal. i will harness the creative talents of our people, and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. it's going to happen. we have a great economic plan. we will double our growth, and
have the strongest economy anywhere have the strongest economy anywhere in the at the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. we will be. we will have great relationships, we expect to have great, great relationships. no dream is too big, no challenges to great. nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. america will no longer settle for anything less than the best. applause we must reclaim our country's destiny, and dream big and bold and daring. we have to do that. we are going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things, and successful things, once again. l to tell the world community that, while we will always put america's interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone.
all people and all other nations. we will seek common ground, not hostility. partnership, not conflict. and now, 1 would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling the night, very, very historic victory. first i want to thank my parents, who 1 first i want to thank my parents, who i know are looking down on me. great people, great people. i have learned so much from them. they were wonderful in every regard. 1 had truly great parents. i also want to thank my sisters, marianne and elizabeth, who are with us tonight. where are they? over here someplace. they are very shy, actually. and my brother robert, my great friend. where is robert?
my brother robert, and they should all be on the stage, but that's ok. and also, my late brother fred, great guy, fantastic guy. fantastic family, 1 guy, fantastic guy. fantastic family, i was guy, fantastic guy. fantastic family, i was very lucky. great druthers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents. -- are others. to melania and don, and ivanka and eric, and tiffany and barron, 1 to melania and don, and ivanka and eric, and tiffany and barron, i love you and i thank you, and especially, for putting up with all of those hours. this was tough. this political stuff is nasty, and
it's tough. so i want to thank my family very much, really fantastic. thank you all. and lara, unbelievable job, the neser, thank you. thank you very much. what a great group. you have all given me such incredible support, and i will tell you that we have a large group of people. you know, they kept saying we have a small stuff. look at all these people. and kellyanne, and chris, and rudy at all these people. and kellyanne, and chris, and rudy, and chris, and david, we have got tremendously talented people up here, and i want to tell you, it has been very, very special. 1 to tell you, it has been very, very special. i want to give a very special thanks to our former mayor, rudy giuliani. unbelievable. he travelled with us, and he
went through meetings, and... rudy never changes. where is he? rudy. governor chris christie, folks, was unbelievable. thank you, chris. the first man, first senator, first major, major politician, and (ge first major, major politician, and let me tell you, he is highly respected in washington, because he is as smart as you get. senator jeff sessions. applause great man. another great man, very tough competitor. he was not easy. who was that? was that? rudy got
a peer. another great man who has been a friend, and 1 another great man who has been a friend, and i got to know him as a competitor, because he was negotiating, to go against those democrats, doctor ben carson. where is he? and by the way, mike huckabee is here someplace, and he is fantastic. he and his family, sarah, thank you very much. general mike flynn. where is he? and a general kellock. over 200 generals and admirals endorsed our campaign. they are special people and it is really an honour. 22 congressional medal of honour
recipients, we have tremendous people. a very special person who believed me, and you know, 1 person who believed me, and you know, i read reports that 1 person who believed me, and you know, i read reports that i was person who believed me, and you know, 1 read reports that i was not getting along with him, but 1 know, 1 read reports that i was not getting along with him, but i never had a bad second with him, he is an unbelievable staff, and that's right, how did you possibly quess? let me tell you about rights. and i know it. he is a superstar, but i said, you cannot be called a superstar unless we win. if secretariat came in second you would not have that lovely boss at belmont. where is he? get over here. boy, boy. it is about time
you did this. my guy. say a few words. say something. ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, donald trump. thank you, it has been an honour. thank god. amazing guy. our partnership with the rnc was so important to the success of what we have done. so i also have to say, 1 have gotten to know some incredible people. the secret service people. they are tough, and they are smart, and they are sharp, and 1 they are tough, and they are smart, and they are sharp, and i don't they are tough, and they are smart, and they are sharp, and 1 don't want to mess around with them, 1 can tell you. and when i want to go and wave to a big group of people and they rip me down, and put
me back down on the seats... but they are fantastic people. so i want to thank the secret service. and law enforcement secret and law enforcement in new york city, they are here tonight. these are spectacular people. sometimes underappreciated unfortunately, but we appreciate them, we know what they go through. so it has been what they call an historic event. but to be really historic we have to do a great job. to be really historic we have to do a great job. and i promise you that i will not (ge and i promise you that i will not let you down, we will do a great job. 1 let you down, we will do a great job. i look very let you down, we will do a great job. i look very much forward let you down, we will do a great job. i look very much forward to being your president and hopefully at the end of two years, or three years, or four years, or maybe even eight years... you will say, so many of you worked so hard
for us, but you will say that it was something that you were really very proud to do. and i can only say that while the campaign is over, our this movement is only just beginning. we are going to get to work for the american people it was my honour, it has been an amazing evening, and amazing two-year period and 1 has been an amazing evening, and amazing two-year period and i love this country very much. thank you to mike pence. thank you everybody. crowd:
usa usa! lg crowd: usa usa! as a donald trump takes the applause and embraces his family at the headquarters here in new york it is now official, wisconsin has gone for donald trump, and that takes him officially over the 270 electoral college seats. so now there can be no doubt about it. mr trump was keen td no doubt about it. mr trump was keen to say that he wanted to unify the nation, that he would be president of everybody, of course, that is what politicians say when they have won at this stage, one remembers the words of margaret thatcher and the steps of downing street, it does not always work out like
that. but people will be looking to see in what way the new president can heal the divisions and reach out to those who did not vote for him. millions who did not. and who are worried that he is now president of the united states. some thoughts? donald trump did these things, as you suggested, that politicians need to do. he took the phone call from hillary clinton and said the country owes her a debt of gratitude for her service to the country and that it is now time for americans to come together, and i think it is worth, for a second, as we watch the first family who will make their way to washington, dc in january, president elect donald trump will become president trump, the 44th president of the usa, he will take over from barack obama in january 2017,
and we should have a think about how he's going to change the united states. the markets have been going a bit crazy, clearly they don't know what will happen. but there are some very clear areas where we can see president elect donald trump, and we have to get used to saying that, but we can take action to change the face of america, he has promised to repeal health care for some 20 million americans affected by that, he will look at immigration, he has promised to build on that wall, one enormously critical area, but we haven't really spoken about it, is the issue of the environment, he says he is going to do away with the environmental protection agency and has talked, effectively, about ripping up the paris agreement. we should make it clear that this is an election that could have as much impact around the world, in the way donald trump changes foreign policy, changes environmental policy, the way that he deals
with china, the way that he deals with russia as well, as it does here way that he deals with russia as ps cect way that he deals with russia as well, as it does here in the united states. but the seismic change for americans comes from the fact that the republicans have held the house of representatives, they have held the senate, taking the white house, and they have now, in donald trump, the opportunity to put in place a much more republican leaning supreme court. this will have long-lasting implications for americans because of the supreme court. in four years they can change the president, in two years they could change the congress, but they cannot change the nature of the supreme court, it is a very big shift in politics. and there is donald trump still working the crowd, as he has done since this long presidential campaign began, when he started out, announcing he was running, very few people gave him the chance not just td people gave him the chance not just to be president but
to even come close to winning the republican nomination, and there were many others in the field. more experienced politicians. bigger figures within the republican party, including jeb bush. yet one by one they fell by the wayside and donald trump emerged as the nominee of the republican party, even the convention fell by the wayside. we went into the general election and he was always running behind mrs clinton in the polls. except for the odd blip. and as we headed into election day it did look as if mrs clinton was going to pull it off, but it was not to be, again the polling was wrong, again the unexpected happened, and game on the outside that one. -- again the outsider one.
we are living in an era where we are seeing it with brexit, the philippines, but this is the big one, the big shock of this antiestablishment movement we are antiestablishment movement we are and this will echo around the world. above all in europe. brexit, it gave nonmainstream forces reasons for hope, it put a spring in their step, what will the victory of donald trump do? the prime minister donald trump do? the prime minister in italy faces a very important referendum on the constitution on december four. this will clearly a boiler forces that wish to vote against him. and if that was to happen in italy could be in a constitutional and economic crisis. the french have their presidential elections next year. the national front and le pen challenging strongly, and of course the
germans have their parliamentary elections have their parliamentary elections in september next everywhere you look, from brexit two donald trump, insurgents will be encouraged by what they see happening. this is ej by what they see happening. this is a seismic event in the united states, but it is also a seismic event for politics across the globe, from europe to moscow to beijing. that is what we have witnessed tonight. let's go over to our correspondent, laura trevelyan, at the donald trump hq. laura. this andrew, what a moment that was, what ej andrew, what a moment that was, what a tableau. president-elect trump comment on the scene, and you cannot help wonder about the choice of music now. you can't always get what
you want, was that the music that his party choreographed when they did not think he had one? or is it a message td think he had one? or is it a message to hillary clinton? but a fascinating town, almost like ronald reagan, talking about healing, building a better future, coming together. -- tone. exactly the tone that the heart of the electorate who did not vote for him will want to hear. and listening to him speak, now that republicans have the trifecta of the house, senate, presidency, maybe we can put people back to work, maybe the system will work. millions voted for donald trump is a vote against a gridlocked system delivering nothing with president obama and republicans raging against him. people in this room now are relieved, stunned, delighted. and so pleased that their movement
has come home. but we should probably think about the other half of the country not as thrilled as those people here tonight, those people who want to donald trump to release his tax returns, will you do that? he will be taking over from the man that donald trump suggested was not born donald trump suggested was not born in the united so it has been an in the united states. so it has been n ugly, in the united states. so it has been an ugly, divisive, bruising campaign. the town that donald strong an ugly, divisive, bruising campaign. the town that donald -- the tone that the donald trump struck was what many americans will want to hear. and i am about to be sworn want to hear. and i am about to be sworn in as an american citizen so what a day for it to happen. and you are still determined to do it? oh my gosh, what a fantastic country! what other country could elect president obama
and then donald trump! it is like living in technicolour! and now 3-d and hd as well. suddenly, laura, you are never short of stories in the united states. i think the other thing that is worth mentioning is that we have spent a lot of this evening, and it seems, the last year two, speaking about the civil war and the republican party. but victory is a great salve. and i can see the republican party, which is sweeping ej republican party, which is sweeping a victory as they have taken tonight, rallying around at their president, rallying around his ideas for america and his policies for america, and there is a lot of support for some of the things he wants to do, in terms of repealing some of the things president obama has done, and i think
the focus will now switch to the democratic party, and they will have a lot of questions to answer about how they got themselves into this position. trump pointed out the people who are the key people around him. steve bannon, his campaign ceo who ran a right-wing, racist and anti-semitic website. a senator he was rejected as a judge because of racist statements he has made. rudy giuliani, chris christie, ben carson. these will be key people in his administration. will be key people in his administration. you are going to have a lot of people in the republican establishment who will be uneasy about that. we will see some tugs of war here. the democratic party is devastated by all of this but the challenge of governing, this is but the challenge of governing, this bto but the challenge of governing, this is like the dog that chases the bus and catches it. what do you do then?
for seven years we have had the call td for seven years we have had the call to replace obama care. not a single replace plan has been introduced because they don't have a plan that can work. do you just repeal and bring a lot of economic chaos along with it? they have challenges here in governing. winning has a downside to it. we thought this evening but the republicans would be doing the postmortem and now it is the democrats. listening to mr trump i was struck by one thing he said, he said this was not a campaign, this was a movement. now the movement as to transition to governing. his folks will have to get past slogans and interesting catchphrases but governing the lone superpower in the world. it is more difficult to govern
than campaign. there we have it. donald trump, billionaire property developer with no previous experience of public office is the 44th president of the united states. it is more than just that. it isn't just it is more than just that. it isn't jtbe it is more than just that. it isn't just a victory for mr trump. the republican party continues to control the house of representatives , control the house of representatives, continues to control the senate, which means controlling all three arms of government, it will ship the supreme court in its image as well. for a party that was meant to be out of touch with the country, out of touch with the demographics of the country, it is triumphant tonight across all the arms of government. emily has been with this all night and she isn't finished yet, because you now have two head to washington. you now have two head to washington. [eu] you now have two head to washington. i am going to washington to be ready for tomorrow. america has a new president elect
and my work here is done. if i just show you the map, there are bits not filled in, but it doesn't matter because donald trump is over the 270 mark on 278. i said his party victory was so tight he needed three absolutely critical big swing states, florida, ohio, pennsylvania. he will never take all three we said. it seemed impossible. he has done it and more. he has turned state ready to note that the democrats never thought they would lose. that is how he got here. you have been on the campaign trail for ej have been on the campaign trail for a year now, you have been all over the country, 1 a year now, you have been all over the country, i would quess even you didn't see this coming. we followed him, we started in texas thinking it was ted cruz. we went to florida thinking it was marco rubio. we talked to people who said i will eat my own column if it
turns out donald trump is the nominee. nobody was talking about the president. each step talking about the president. each bodin talking about the president. each step of the way, we have been getting things wrong. i say that with my hands held high. i don't think i was alone. we couldn't imagine it. each time real life proved us wrong. here is the reality tv star who made it reality all over again. he has gone right to the very top, selling brand trump. i have to add, 1 top, selling brand trump. i have to add, i am heartbroken. our country has just elected someone who ran on yet. we saw millions of children and people across the country saying love trumps yet. the president elect of the united states started the birth movement. he has made...
that is about mr obama not being born in the united states. that was nonsense. it was nonsense, but he ran a campaign, he started the campaign with the birth movement. he brought to the surface the most horrible aspect of american life. v have to say goodbye to emily. she has to drive through the night, down the new jersey turnpike. safe journey. thank you for being with us. michelle, let me come back to you. let me just say, let's not argue with that. let's say all of that is true, that makes hillary clinton's performance all the more lamentable. yes, it does. it makes performance all the more lamentable but it also says something that i did not expect about the public.
no one expected that the american public would, in overwhelming numbers, elect a person who is quite clearly racist, xenophobic, anti-semitic, and the women and the public voted for him overwhelmingly. not necessarily voted against hillary clinton, but voted for this man. it could be the american people didn't, he might be all of those things, but it may be he didn't get moh things, but it may be he didn't get votes for all of that, they voted for what they saw was the best route td for what they saw was the best route to give the united states establishment a rocket, that mr trump was the vehicle for the american people to have a go at an establishment which has produced... if mrs clinton won tonight, she would have been president until at [cebe would have been president until at least 2020, which would have meant least 2020, which would have meant in
the past 32 years 24 of these years would have been a president who was either called bush or clinton and 1 who was either called bush or clinton and i don't remember when you cease to be a republic and became a that is the kind of thing they were voting against. agree with you, but i think we cannot underestimate the significance of the statement make america a great again. take our country back. who is he taking the country back from? that meets interject. andrew was onto something. when you have the bush family and the clinton family at the helm for so much of the last three decades, the rise of bernie sanders, the victory of donald trump, they were saying we have had enough of these dynasties. enough of the establishment. we want something different for our country rather than a brush or a clinton. let me give a slightly different
view, but only slightly. there is an ugly side to this. david junca, the ku klux klan person is giddy canada. he said we made this happen. we know people who covered trump were out there are hearing voters said they thought the american dream was being taken away from their children. there were genuine and deep economic concerns and a lot of those based on the staggering inequality, the kind of things the establishment of the republican party were not unhappy with. he tapped into something deeper and a lot of people were ready to say washington screwed it up, anything can be better and we will roll the dice and some of that is the fault of the leaders of both parties who did not make it work. he also had, in congress, republicans wanting to show that government couldn't work at all. we didn't think it would work to their advantage in a presidential election but you have people with genuine concerns about
the economy and the future and donald trump was the vehicle for that. he certainly was. it is likely things will never be the same again in american politics pic the same again in american politics after the victory for mr trump tonight. give him that. if you are just waking up and wondering what has happened, let's get the story so els has happened, let's get the story so far of how we got to where we are now. well, let's start with our virtual lincoln memorial and swing down to our spot we have been using here. just behind the washington monument. if you are just waking up, monument. if you are just waking up, [eu] monument. if you are just waking up, i am not sure i can convey the full drama. let me do it through a chronology. watching the clock is a useful way of working out how mr trump took the path to the white house. nine o'clock eastern standard time, we saw a bunch of states come time, we saw a bunch of states come in for hillary
no surprises there. nor in the republican states coming in for trump, the atmosphere, as we have been saying, was that hillary clinton was on target for the white house. the boys looked good for her. the atmosphere looked good. that was the temperature of our discussions and our outlook. until this happened. i will put these against the monument, the electoral college votes. watch the next time change. let's get the time right on this. so, new mexico, kerry could come in for the democrats. fairly routine. but ohio comes in for the republicans. 18 electoral college votes. the other ones had been warned by the losing republican candidate last time, but they were not something to read about. i was. ohio was a sign trump was
doing better than the republicans did four ago. that made a mistake. maybe if the motivations for the voters in ohio work across other states, he could be on for a huge shock. let's take the electoral college votes and put them there. easy trump pulls ahead for the first time. there is ball ahead for the first time. there is still a lot of petrol in the clinton tank. if you go to half 11, you see she takes california. she also keeps bridging year, which was touch and go for some of the lead. on the republican side, florida is donald trump's response. a massive win for him and 29 electoral college votes. for all the talk of the florida minorities getting together, they didn't. trump took the state. at this point you start to look like he is within range of the white house. 222 electoral college
votes. the line at the top of the monument is 270. that is the finishing line. that watch what happened next. some districts coming in the state of maine. some obvious ones are for trump, then some surprises. ous ones are for trump, then some surprises. some obvious ones are for trump, then some surprises. older, white , trump, then some surprises. older, white, male voters in particular are being super motivated by the trump campaign. pennsylvania goes red. watch the columns as the numbers go [mer watch the columns as the numbers go up. now he is within touching distance of the white house. the whole conversation changes. hillary clinton is somewhere back stage at error victory rally and everyone is waiting to hear from trump and waiting to see what happens next. what happens next is wisconsin. a rather modest ten electoral college votes. here we go. let's see the job numbers go through the line. 275. at that point, it was
whispered on his ear as he was on stage will stop at that point donald trump knew he was president and wisconsin was last with the republicans. one more site we should see before we leave. come with me and we will bring you to our white house here and despite all expectations it will be donald trump and the republican party's fireworks that are over the white house later. he has won the 20 16th us presidential election, one of the most extraordinary elections any of us have ever seen. he has won it by painting them up in a way that is as dramatic as what happened for the republicans in their heyday is in the 1980s. thanks for that.
thank you for everything tonight. fantastic analysis. just as we lose emily we will just lose you as well. (tm emily we will just lose you as well. you have two prepare for the bbc radio 2 programme. indeed. we will hear what listeners think of it.! thought he would be popping off into the white house there.! thought he would be popping off into the white house there. i don't know how you will get from the white house to radio 2. takeover of the oval office. looking at jeremy pied in front of the white house, we should try to picture the scene we are going to have on january the 20th of 2017, have on january the 20th of 2017, inauguration day here because we are going to have barack obama and donald trump standing on the balcony of congress as barack obama leaves office
and donald trump comes into what a an extraordinary contrast. i started the night till you america was changing. i still believe it is changing. but a few years, a few cycles down the track, this country will become a majority non-white country, and we are seeing the signs of what that could mean tonight. but because of the republicans have one, and big-time, if they are so minded, they are in a position to react to these changes now, it is much easier td these changes now, it is much easier to react to a change in atmosphere if you are in charge, than if you are a party that has been kicked out of power.