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nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> and now, "bbc world news america." katty: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am katty kay. president-elect donald trump savors of stunning victory with an uncharacteristic promise of reconciliation. mr. trump: i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president of all americans, and this is so important to me. katty: unity was the message, too, from a clearly devastated hillary clinton. she urged her supporters to keep her message alive. make no mistake, this election shows us how divided america is.
fixing that will be hard. katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the world. over the past 24 hours, the political landscape in washington has been redrawn. in just over two months from now, donald trump will be moving into the white house. his victory over democratic rival hillary clinton defied the polls. last night he claimed victory in new york, surrounded by his supporters. tonight we have every angle of , this story covered and we start with north america editor jon sopel. jon: enter donald j. trump. sorry, president trump, as he will be in january.
this is the most momentous an unexpected election victory in america's 240-year history. it seemed the street fighter insurgent had given way to the statesmen. president-elect trump: now it is time for america to bind the wounds of division and get together. to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. it's time. i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me. jon: and having been accused of racism during his campaign and
targeting minorities, another new tone. president-elect trump: for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people -- [laughter] i am reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. jon: and his opponent, whom he put to the sword, was no longer for good hillary, the woman who should be in -- no longer crooked hillary, the woman who should be in prison, was now this. president-elect trump: i just received a call from secretary clinton. [applause] she congratulated -- victory and i congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. i mean, she fought very hard. [applause] 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. i mean that very sincerely. jon: the outsider had taken on the establishment and won. according to exit polls, winning massively among white working-class men, but also a majority of white women, and hearing no worse with hispanics than his predecessor did 4 years ago. his supporters were ecstatic. >> i love the guy. i think he has been mischaracterized by the media through the entire thing if i believe what the media was saying, i wouldn't be here, but i can see through the fog and i trust the man. >> we will get to what we need to, which is god, faith, and country, and get back to the morals we need to raise our children. jon: but not everybody was so happy.
donald trump watched from his penthouse as the votes were counted. he had promised brexit plus. not only did he deliver that, there was an uncanny symmetry about the weight of the night unfolded. hillary hq could have been vote remain. so much early optimism -- >> ♪ home of the brave jon: only to be replaced by mounting gloom and then despair. people heading home before the final results were known. >> i am extremely disappointed. i, along with many americans anticipated much different , result. jon: late last night barack obama issued a video message, saying whatever you are feeling right now, the sun will still rise tomorrow. it did. he was right. but this is an election that has many come many people feeling deeply apprehensive, and a huge number feeling wildly optimistic, who will soon discover whether the apprehension or the optimism are justified.
hillary clinton made a statement to her supporters in new york this morning. her hope of making history dashed. ms. clinton: last night i congratulated donald trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. i hope that he will be a successful president for all americans. this is not the outcome we wanted, or we worked so hard for. and i'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. jon: and from the white house, president obama promised his full cooperation to the president-elect.
president obama: one thing you realize quickly in the job is the presidency and vice presidency is bigger than any of us. i have instructed my team to follow the example that president bush's team set eight years ago and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the president-elect. because we are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country. page in american history has -- jon: i new and astonishing page in american history has been turned. we know what donald trump's policy ambitions are, but bringing the country together after so much division and hatred will be his greatest challenge. jon sopel, bbc news, new york. katty: that is the new first family of the united states. the bbc's lara trevelyan was at the trump rally last night as the votes poured in.
she joined me a short time ago. foras been president-elect 18 hours, something like that? is the news starting to sink in in the trump campaign? laura: definitely seemed like it at trump tower today. he received an invitation for barack obama to go to the white house tomorrow his aides were briefing me that he was talking about who is bigger nominations might be for his cabinet, thinking about who is secretary of state would become who his treasury secretary would be, who that key nominee would be to the vacancy on the supreme court. yes, clearly the unexpected victory now beginning to sink in, and he will be there inaugurated in january. but also some notes, i would say, about his victory. hillary clinton, it looks like, is on track to win the popular vote. and he seems to have won the white house despite having won fewer votes than either mitt
romney or john mccain. he has achieved something quite extraordinary, which is he managed to win, for example, in wisconsin, actually with fewer total votes that mitt romney lost the state in 2012, but overall turnout was down. maybe people felt this election was so depressing. but white turnout was up for republicans. he has achieved this narrow but hugely significant and successful path to victory. does that mean anything in terms of the way he is going to govern? probably not. but he has the -- trifecta, the house, senate, and white house. maybe he is in a position to get things done, like the infrastructure built he talked bill he talkedre about in the wee hours of the morning when he had won. katty: of course, back in 2012 donald trump tweeted that the electoral college was not such a good idea, i think he called it a disaster.
he is probably not thinking that today having won on the electoral college not the popular vote. are we getting any sense of what his cabinet might look like, laura? that would give us an indication of how he intends to govern. laura: well, not exactly, but there are names floating around, those who have been loyal to him through this campaign. rudy giuliani, former mayor of new york. chris christie, the governor of new jersey. newt gingrich. these all names being floated, not with positions as yet attached to them. he has very few leading economic figures attached to his campaign. but it seems that he will reward those that he did. but these are the key appointments that the country will be watching so closely, katty. although people voted for him, they wanted change, but they didn't think he had experience . to reassure people he would want to make those appointments seem
substantive, you would think . katty: laura trevelyan, thank you very much. well leaders have been sending their congratulations. president putin said he hoped russia and the usa could work together to move relations beyond what he said was a state of crisis. trump'she campaign mr. foreign affairs were seen as controversial and at odds with president obama. ae potential global effect of trump presidency. the president-elect inherits a world fraught with risk where american might is challenged. so-calleds from the islamic state, nuclear ambitions in north korea, and china is raising. it is a world which looks to america to lead on everything from trade to climate change. russia's vladimir putin was one of the first to send congratulations.
donald trump calls him a strong man he can work with. russian-not our fault u.s. relationships are where they are now, but we will restore relations with the u.s. reporter: mr. trump to bring in rusher from the cold. war.irst test, syria's moscow is warning of another assault against the rebels in aleppo. mr. trump says president of bad president assad is but the rebels backed by washington could be worse. he is willing to work with syrian and russian leaders to defeat the so-called islamic state, or isis. that worldview is troubling for some. >> i worry about the relationship, the admiration, the inability to criticize putin, to see what he is doing. he went out against un troops.
putin is killing isis, no he's not. he is trying to keep the assad regime in power. america'squestioning old alliances, especially nato. that is another test on ukraine. the u.s. is working with the nato partners against russian aggression, sending troops to defend allies. mr. trump criticizes the mission and the money. the u.s. spends twice as much on defense as 27 other members combined. nato knows that. >> he is focused on defense spending. that is fair. many european allies are investing too little. it is important to see that in europe. countries are investing more in defense. reporter: shocks that the man
who knows little about dealing with major world crises has defeated the woman who knows a lot. some argue that could create new opportunities to find new ways to resolve long-standing conflicts, like in syria. the first to welcome a president trump are those who want to see america's retreat from its role as a global superpower. trump, the candidate, pledged to make america great again. he is described as isolationist, ideological. the president presents a different face. being president. the continuity of messages, some might be a rethinking. i am convinced the interest of our citizens is more than what can terrorist part. >> mr. donald j trump.
isbara: when trump air replaced by air force one, the commander-in-chief foot trap low world where american leadership matters. the question is what kind of leader will he be? bbc news. katty: that we do not know. in the u.s. donald trump will have a congress with both houses controlled by republicans. one of the chief reporters has been march -- martha blackburn from tennessee. for the been telling me last year and a half that donald trump would be the next president of the united states. the polls did not show us that. what did they miss? >> the energy and enthusiasm on the ground with people that live on the east and west coast
have termed as flyover. we the people decided to be the people and stood up to fight back against establishment washington. they have made their voices heard in record numbers. by the time we finish the ,ounting of the electoral votes donald trump will be over 300 electoral votes, quite significant and exciting. what does that mean fighting back against the establishment? you are a representative, you are part of the establishment. >> i am part of the political process. they are fighting against the elitists and what they term as from bothent dc parties. i talked to individuals all the
time that are in my 19 counties that say federal agencies are making it difficult to keep the doors open. katty: we have had a lot of talk that donald trump, president obama, hillary clinton, the need for reconciliation. are you concerned when you look at the results of the election and who voted for who particularly on the issue of race? we're looking at a very divided country. donald trump's support was overwhelmingly white and african-american and hispanic voted for hillary clinton. does that concern you? >> for the past 8 years we have seen a growing divisiveness. whether you are looking at race, gender, or social economic groups, any components that seek to divide us, for me that is
something that has been troubling. katty: 10 donald trump do something -- can donald trump do something about it? ,> donald trump and mike pence who has been so good on the reconciliation issues, you will ush for reconciliation processes to take place. speaker ryan had an agenda focused on poverty. we're working to lift people up. katty: congresswoman blackburn wr often london. -- off to london. have a great trip. katty: mr. trump was the winner. mrs. clinton was the loser. they went in expecting victory and were caught short. what went wrong for mrs. clinton, why did she take such a pounding? nick bryant has been taking a closer look.
lady,she has been a first senator, globetrotting secretary of state. one thing that made her qualified were her decades of experience, actually proved to be a weakness. rather than shattering the glass ceiling she was the face of america's broken politics. it was broken hearts when news came through that her long quest for the white house was over. supporters came in expecting a party, and already it has turned into a postmortem. this was the revolt against the political establishment. for donald trump supporters, hillary clinton personified the political establishment. to understand why hillary clinton lost, you need to leave behind her political home in new york and travel to the skeletal plants of the rust belt, where the postindustrial and provided and test, spent range that
provided the antiestablishment rage. here in azarenka, a state she unexpected -- here in pennsylvania, a stage unexpectedly lost in people were not queuing to vote, but food handouts. they have lost faith in politics as usual. >> we have had enough of what is going on the last 20 years, we need a change. >> trump all the way . nick: why is it donald trump has such appeal in this community? >> he is a businessman. nick: hillary clinton is a career politician. even as a teenager she ran for president of the student council. she was a star campus activist in the 1960's. the more political she became, the less people seem to trust her. ms. clinton: i'm not some little woman standing by my man like tammy wynette. nick: when it was emerged that she used a private e-mail
server as secretary of state, it crystallized the long-standing mistrust and hatred. ms. clinton: i'm running for president. nick: when she launched her campaign for president, she tried to repackage herself, soften her image. ms. clinton: so i'm hitting the road to earn your vote. nick: but she is not a natural campaigner and she struggled to connect with voters. this year's anniversary of september 11, there was a stumble come in the most literal sense of all. >> ms. secretary from how are you feeling? ms. clinton: feeling great. nick: donald trump claimed she didn't have stamina, misogynistic code, it sounded like, for a woman isn't strong enough to be president. hillary clinton once described herself as the most unknown known person in the world. friends say her public persona is very different from the woman you meet in private. but we will be seeing a lot less of a figure who has been such a
fixture for so many decades. her long political career is surely overcome ending in a rented ballroom rather than the grandeur of the white house. nick bryant, bbc news, new york. katty: what a hard day this must have been for hillary clinton, who is winning applause from both sides of the aisle for the caliber of her concession speech. after the election, many of us are trying to power through on copious amounts of caffeine. not so laura trevelyan. earlier you heard she was up at the trump headquarters. after that she became an american citizen. she took a camera along with her. is the morning after the night before and i'm about to be sworn in as an american citizen. i've come here to find out how my fellow americans are feeling
about this, i should say my fellow new americans. in brooklyn, prospective citizens come from all of the world gather, waiting the solemn moment, taking the oath of allegiance. >> i take this freely without any mental reservation's -- new rights and responsibilities as american citizens. it is a moving ceremony and we are all eligible to vote. we missed the campaign. how do you feel about being an american under president-elect trump? >> if i had to vote i would vote for trump. i think you will make the economy good again. laura: it doesn't bother you that he wants to stop muslims
coming from countries -- >> i do not think he really meant that. >> is seems the country is more divided than ever. it is a long process to unite again. laura: how do you feel about the results of a president-elect trump? >> speechless. this is the one time i wanted to exercise my right. it didn't happen because i am a day late. there will be another time 4 years down the road. laura: a big day for me and hundreds of new americans who were sworn in as new citizens. the dynamic of an ever-changing country, i am proud of it, proud of my naturalization certificate, looking forward to voting . the view from new citizens. congratulations to laura. too. brit and an american,
find out more on our website and app. i am katty kay. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba.
families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the island with warm sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> bbc world news was presented by kcet los angeles.
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