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♪ it is wednesday, november 9th, and america has decided. donald trump has been elected president of the united states. >> unbelievable. in what might be one of the greatest political upsets in our country. hillary clinton calling trump to concede just after 2:30 this morning. >> trump addressing his millions of supporters after a long, nail-biting night. >> now it's time for america to
bind the wounds of division. we have to 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. i will be president for all americans. and this is so important to me. as i've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement. the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. it's been what they call a historic event. but, to be really historic, we have to do a great job. and i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. we will do a great job. >> good morning to you. you're watching a very special
edition. an election edition of "fox & friends first." i'm heather childers. >> we've all been up. >> we made it. >> good morning, i'm abby huntsman. donald trump will be inaugurated in just 73 days. we've got live fox news team coverage on this historic election day. >> let's begin with john roberts and our president-elect donald trump. so, john, no doubt incredibly exciting there where you were. >> there's no question here at the corner of 57th and 5th avenue, trump tower is right behind me. a lot of excited people. some people going by who are upset. people talk about this being an upset victory and you mentioned that at the top. maybe in terms of political dynasty and things like that. it was an upset. but after traveling the country with trump, to me it seems more an affirmation of the undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the status quo that's been running through this country for years now that has gone to a large degree unnoticed that donald trump really tapped into.
he said it was going to be brexit and brexit it appears to be. although i just talked with the president of the fire marshals benevolent association, which endorsed donald trump, and he said that the scope of the victory surprised even him. at the hilton tonight, donald thought that he a speech that a might not be able to give. one of bringing the country together after such a divisive dekz. so much criticism from people for being so rancorous, so divisive. listen to what he said in terms of bringing the country together just a few minutes ago. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. have to 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. >> in that speech he was very generous.
secretary hillary clinton called her, said she ran a hard race that she'd done good fork wore the country. clearly donald trump is going to need to try to bring people together even though it looks like he's going to have a republican congress. he has big plans for an economy and held out an olive branch for skeptical leaders around the world. listen to this. >> we have a great economic plan. we will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. at the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. we will. we'll have great relationships. we expect to have great, great relations. no dream is too big, no challenge is too great. >> so now donald trump will get a little bit of sleep and then it's on to the tough work of the transition, putting a government together, and for all of the people out there who looked at how he won this race going all the way back to the primaries in terms of the scorched earth policy, there's an old quote
from senator everett dirkson that senator evan bayh told me once that in ort to become a statesman i first must be elected. so we'll see if donald trump makes the transition from tough fighter, you know, pugilistic style of campaigning, into a statesman. >> yeah. >> a lot of people who have faith in him. >> it's a powerful speech. >> a lot who don't. >> from donald trump. >> john roberts, live for us. >> thank you, john. >> meanwhile, hillary clinton a no-show for supporters, but she did call trump to concede after a hard-fought campaign. fox news senior political correspondent mike emanuel is live for us in brooklyn. good morning. >> heather, abby, good morning to you. hillary clinton, according to a campaign aide, will speak later this morning, and i'm told that we will get details when they are set. the last time we saw hillary clinton was after she voted at the local elementary school in chappaqua, new york, yesterday morning. clinton described voting for
herself as the most humbling feeling, because she knows the responsibility that goes with being president. staff, reporters and friends were all gathered at her election night event expecting it to be a celebration. but with states like florida, north carolina, ohio, all going to donald trump, and then wisconsin also going to trump, clinton's campaign chairman sent those supporters home. >> they're still counting votes, and every vote should count. several states are too close to call so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight. so listen, listen to me, everybody should head home. you should get some sleep. we'll have more to say tomorrow. >> a short time after making those remarks, hillary clinton called donald trump to concede the race. needless to say there's a sense of shock at her campaign headquarters, a short distance behind me. but again, we will expect to
hear from hillary clinton sometime this morning. abby, heather? >> all right, mike emanuel live for us this morning. thank you. we're here to weigh in on the historic results, and the biggest surprises. our political panel gop strategist kathy lynn taylor and democratic strategist chuck rochea. thank you both for sticking around with us. we've been here through it all the past 15 months. it felt more like five years, i think. i'll start with you, kathy, what do you think about tonight? just your overall insight? >> well, you know, early exit polling talked about a strong leader and change. and those were the themes that continued throughout the evening for sure. this was a referendum on that and there were a lot of surprises. three, three big surprises. first, nobody thought -- must of the media that donald trump could win, and he did, decisively. second, we never thought that he'd be able to turn states like pennsylvania red, and he did. and third, there was a lot of
talk that congress would not stay republican, and it did. and so this was not just a victory, it was a decisive one. and one that was really very underreported in much of the media and the polling. you look at these valleys over the past year, 33,000 people for trump and 1800 for hillary clinton, it was very hard to reconcile that with the polling and with the media coverage. and it shows there was something really behind that all the way along. >> and you're saying not only about change, but also it is, you know, a wake-up call for the establishment. >> yeah, donald trump just beat the entire democratic party, and this morning when they wake up, they probably haven't been to bed, things have to change. there's a lot of america out there that are upset. look, i'm a democrat. i vote democrat. and i give donald trump and his team full credit because they really upset the apple cart last night, and this will change the political game forever in how we run races. there were states that he won where he didn't even have a campaign office open. that shows the frustration of the american electorate that
both party establishment should understand that they need to do things different to take the concerns of the average working man and woman, no matter what the color of their skin, and say america needs to stand up for you, and i think that that's the biggest thing to take from this. people sat back all day in my world and were like there's no way donald trump can win. oh, there's no way that this could happen. well guess what? it happened. we need to wake up and learn from it and figure out there's a lot of americans out there that are hurting who are frustrated and they spoke last night. >> yeah, and kathy, also downballot, the downballot races also a reflection, you know, some key gop republican wins in some of those swing and battle ground states. >> absolutely. there were some great winds. you look like eric wright, a former navy s.e.a.l., terrific candidate, now governor of missouri. it's very exciting night. and i think it's really telling in terms of the conversation throughout the past year on insider/outsider and what was the status of the gop. this was a strong showing for
the gop. not just at the presidential level. but across the party. and so, while certainly there's a lot of conversations to still be had, i think donald trump hit the nail on the head when he spoke about common ground in his acceptance speech. this is a very, very strong night for this gop across all the elections. >> a vote for change or a vote for more of the same. and the people have spoken. thank you both for joining us. chuck, going to miss your hat but i'm sure we'll have you back on to talk a little bit more about everything. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> all right we're just getting started. the time is now ten minutes after the hour. battle ground blitz donald trump seized pennsylvania, ohio, florida, and north carolina. we've got live fox news team coverage from the swing states coming up next. plus, late deciders putting trump over the top. the clinton's reopened e-mail investigation turn the tables? analyzing brand new exit polls. keep it right here.
welcome back to "fox & friends" first. big victory, huge victory for donald trump. >> we keep saying it now. >> for the rest of what -- another four years? >> huge in the battle ground states. >> and the results coming in late into the night as the president-elect takes pennsylvania, as well as ohio, north carolina, and florida. >> we have live fox news team coverage for you from these crucial contests. jonathan live from raleigh, north carolina. >> we begin with bill keating live in miami. florida was a must-win state for donald trump and he pulled it off. >> he pulled it off. another super tight presidential race in the sunshine state. donald trump winning the biggest battle ground prize of them all,
florida, with its 29 electoral college votes by just 120,000 votes. out of 9 million votes cast. that is tight. it was a long, nail-biter of a night into the early morning hours as republicans were celebrating at their election night party up in orlando. trump supporters outperforming clinton voters exactly where they had to. at the voting booths. precincts, in person, around the state yesterday, making up for early voting where republicans were about 100,000 votes behind registered democrats at the start of the day. breaking down florida by county, take a look, a whole lot of red. trump winning 58 of florida's 67 counties. while clinton won the large population centers of miami, fort lauderdale, orlando and tampa. >> it's a huge surprise here in florida. our polls, said trump had to win it to win the presidency. he's done that. but he's done even better than
that. the rust belt has gone for trump. >> he promised us a new beginning. keep jobs here. and that's what we need. >> and helping the senate keep its gop majority, marco rubio early in the night beat democrat patrick murphy very handily by 52% to 48%. returning to d.c., which he said he wasn't going to do when he was running for president. now let's go to raleigh, north carolina. >> good morning to you, phil. you know, both candidates, both trump and clinton, had campaigned heavily here in the battle ground state of north carolina, even hillary clinton even brought in lady gaga, and jon bon jovi for a midnight rally that went into the wee morning hours, just hours before the polls were to open here in north carolina. but their celebrity could not outshine trump, who also campaigned very heavily in this state.
north carolina gave trump a close but decisive victory. during the campaigns, there was a lot of speculation about what effect trump would have on downballot contests in north carolina's race for u.s. senate. democrat deborah ross tried to use this as a campaign strategy criticizing republican incumbent richard burr's ongoing support for trump. burr ended up winning that race. >> tonight i am truly hummelled by the support i've received from people across this state. it's an honor to be granted a third term in the united states senate. this is a victory for all those who have believed in me, and who have continued to have confidence in the fact that my values match your values. >> so, overall a very good night for republicans in north carolina. with the exception of governor pat mccrory who is locked in a tight race with democratic challenger roy cooper. overnight cooper declared victory, but governor mccrory has not conceded the race. he says there are still
provisional ballots out there, and until they're counted, he wants to respect the process. heather and abby, back to you. >> that was anticipated, for sure. >> yeah, yeah. >> all right, thanks so much. the time is currently 18 after the hour, and maintaining majority. republicans holding onto both the senate and the house, a closer look at the key races that helped him keep control. that's coming up. >> plus we talked a lot about the independent voters. the swing that solidified donald trump's win. lee carter joins us up next with some brand-new fox news exit polls.
>> brand-new exit polls now giving us a surprising look at the voters who lebted donald trump. >> to break it all down, pollster and president of mclandsky and partners. lee, great to have you here. let's break this down starting with the gender. male -- when it came to the male vote, trump, 53%, clinton 41%. females this is what surprised me. clinton 54%, trump 42%. many were saying the gap would be bigger than that. >> many did say the gap would be bigger. it was still a gap but it wasn't as big as people were saying it was going to be. and i think, you know, when you look at all of these little pieces it's going to add up to why people were so wrong about this. although, when you look at the polls, the biggest surprise is really wisconsin. so many of the other states were too close to call and trump was ahead in a lot of them. >> we say people said that. not the trump supporters. the trump supporters all along said if he did have more support from women, than what was being reported. >> and they told me, when i
would say, we have polls and it says there's a 20 point gap, people would come on twitter and say hey i am a woman for trump and they corrected and they were right. >> so the independents. we talked about this extensively in how the independents would swing the vote. and looking at this, 48% went for trump. 42% for trump i should say and 39% for clinton. that was relatively close though. >> it is relatively close. but also between trump and clinton, it's a six-point spread. six points is pretty significant when you think about it. and you look even deeper at some of these numbers. people that said they wanted change two to one went for trump. again, independents, they did turn out for trump. i think some people might have expected it to be bigger but still, i mean, we'll see at the final analysis when we go through everything with the exit polls. >> here's what trump should be thinking this morning for the reason he won, the right evangelical vote, this is unbelievable, 82% of white evangelicals went to trump.
that's compared to just 18% for clinton. that's huge gap right there. >> it is a huge gap. i mean, huge. and i think that there's so many people who said there's no way evangelicals are going to go for donald trump given the taste that came out, given all the other things, given he might not share their values but the bottom line is they voted on issues that were most important to them and they said the supreme court is going to count. i heard it over and over again throughout the cycle that they were going to do it. and they did. >> record number of those voters. >> take a look at the hispanic electorate. 55% went for clinton, and we had 29% for donald trump. this definitely talked about, not unexpected. >> well, it's not unexpected that she won. but it is unexpected that donald trump got 29%. you looked at some other polls, people said he wasn't going to get over 7% at times. getting 29% to 7%, big difference. >> that could have made the difference in florida specifically. >> it could have. absolutely. >> all right.
so both important, the first-time voters and the late deciders. comes to first-time voters, clinton 56%, trump 40%. but here's where it really might make a difference, the late deciders. that's where trump beat clinton 46% to 44%. >> you know, every point counts here. we're looking at two-point gaps here in in the day all of this matters. late deciders, you know, i had a number of my friends, i went into the poll and i didn't know who i was going to vote for and this is what i did. and those things, you know, they really do matter because you saw these fluctuations in the polls right up until this weekend, and so while -- >> yesterday i had a number of people saying i have not voted in 30 years but i'm voting this time because i'm passionate enough about this election. and that's where it matters. >> it is so where it matters. i will tell you, too, all throughout the primaries, donald trump basically outperformed the polls by about five to six points. we talked about that being the bradley effect or the silent majority or the people afraid to say they're voting for donald trump and it appears if you look at the numbers that's exactly what happened last night.
>> for some reason, i did hear one of the pundits talking that democrats tend to be a little bit more willing to talk about who they voted for once they leave the polls, as well. so that obviously would have some sort of influence. >> absolutely could. i mean if you look -- if my social media feed is any evidence i've seen a lot more of my friends who voted for hillary post their pant suits. >> the crowd outside of fox news tonight was amazing. >> absolutely energized. this is just a huge, huge night for the republican party. >> thanks so much. >> it's been a fun ride. >> it has been a fun ride. >> voted for change. >> the time is now 26 after the hour. the stock markets are in shock as the dow nose dives overnight. a closer look at what we can expect today on that. >> donald trump. lebted our 45th president. now live team coverage of this historic election continues up next. you're watching "fox & friends" first. i thought i married an italian. did the ancestrydna to find out i'm only 16% italian.
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good morning, it is wednesday, november 9th. and it all comes down to this. donald trump just elected the 45th president of the united states. >> the republican outsider beating hillary clinton after a long, hard-fought campaign in what might be one of the greatest political upsets of our country. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. have to 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. i will be president for all americans. and this is so important to me. as i've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign, but
rather, an incredible and great movement. the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. it's been what they call a historic event. but, to be really historic, we have to do a great job. and i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. we will do a great job. >> what a night it has been. we are living history. >> yes, we are. >> reaching across party lines there in his speech tonight. good morning i'm abby huntsman. >> and i'm heather childers. we have live fox news team coverage for you on this historic election. >> let's begin with john roberts and our president-elect donald trump. i can only imagine the celebration happening right behind you. >> well, yeah, it's died down just a little bit as a lot of people have been going home. some of the trump campaign workers have been going back to get a little bit of sleep. told to be back in the office at 10:00 and be sure that they're on the 7:30 conference call that
they have every morning. it's interesting, abby and heather, how the polling across the country over all these months, even the exit polling yesterday, really failed to pick up the level of dissatisfaction that so many people have with the status quo. you know, you saw all these people coming out to these trump rallies and you knew that something was happening. you talked, you know, for a long, long time over this idea of the silent majority out there that was set up for the way things are going in this country. and yesterday they spoke. trump winning not only in swing states like florida and north carolina, but also winning in states that have been blue for decades, like wisconsin, and pennsylvania. and he was magnanimous last night, or actually not last night, just about an hour ago, in his victory speech, toward his opponent, hillary clinton. whom he had called crooked hillary for months. listen to what trump said. >> i've 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 a very, very hard-fought campaign. we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. >> trump had been criticized over the entire course of his campaign for being divisive, but in that victory speech just a short time ago, seeming to strike just the right tone in terms of his desire to bring the country together. listen to this. >> to those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. >> and one of the first examples of that was when speaker of the house paul ryan called both
donald trump and mike pence earlier in the evening to offer their congratulations for how things had been going. now it remains to be seen, donald trump goes from being the candidate, to the leader. and what kind of a leader he will be and what kind of a government he will put to the. the transition, literally, begins when people in the trump campaign and the transition team wake up this morning and start figuring out how the pieces of the puzzle will go together. abby, heather? >> he said partnership, not conflict. thank you so much. big night for hillary clinton, a no-show for supporters. but, as we told you, she did call trump to concede after a hard-fought campaign. fox news senior political correspondent mike emanuel is live for us. near clinton's headquarters in brooklyn. good morning, mike. >> heather, abby, good morning to you. campaign aide tells me hillary clinton is expected to speak later this morning. after spending the night at a new york city hotel. clinton kept a low profile after voting at an elementary school
in chappaqua, new york. she called some radio stations in strategic places in battleground states trying to drive voter turnout. but with the democratic nominee losing key states like florida and north carolina, and others too close to call, clinton did not appear in public on election night. supporters, friends and campaign staff were all gathered in new york city for a traditional election night event, which they hoped, and assumed would be a celebration. as the hours went by, faces looked more and more stressed. there were tears and some started to go home and then campaign chairman john podesta praised clinton just after 2:00 a.m. >> we are so proud of her! she's 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'll have more to say. let's get those votes counted. and let's bring this home.
>> shortly after those remarks were made, clinton called donald trump to congratulate him on winning the election. again we expect to hear from hillary clinton sometime later this morning. but it sounds like the details about exact location and precise timing are not yet set. abby, heather? >> all right, we'll all be watching that closely. mike emanuel live from brooklyn. good to see you. after a long, hard, fight republicans retained their congressional control. a big question now, what can we expect for the legislature under president trump. hear to weigh in managing editor, and democratic ohio state senator. good morning guys we made it. we are here. >> can't believe it. >> can you believe it? erin, we were talking so much about donald trump winning but there's some other big implications here. you now have a republican controlled senate and the house. i just asked my producer. the last time we had this happen was 1928 where republicans were in control across the board. somewhat of unknown territory
here, isn't it? >> well, we had george w. bush who enjoyed a friendly congress there, and of course, we have a republican supreme court right now, too. so we are in uncharted waters. there's precedent for this but i think the different thing for trump is that he -- he's a uniquely polarizing figure within the party. so there are a number of different ways this could go. i think probably the most likely is if trump decides to govern along the relatively conservative policy lines that he's laid out in his campaign. he's going to get a lot of that stuff passed, right? if we're talking about rolling obamacare back, if we're talking about tax cuts, we're talking about relatively conventional republican platform items i think he's going to meet with a lot of success. if he decides now that he's been elected he no longer needs to adopt that platform, then a lot of different things could happen. >> yeah, compared to the past eight years where so little has gotten done with a divided congress, to the point that
aaron was mentioning, things that could get passed, changes in obamacare, of course the economy, but also the supreme court. that has been for some people the number one issue this election cycle. >> absolutely. democrats and republicans alike, i think, really thought about the power of the president in selecting the next supreme court nominee. and obviously with the senate being part of the majority governing party for the white house, i think that obviously a president-elect trump, soon to be president trump in january of 2017 will have success in getting his nominees, whether it is the supreme court justices, or judges on -- federal judges on lower federal courts, appellate courts, for example, those things are going to go forward. i think without a hitch. but, you know, to my colleague's point i think that there is going to be some nuances here. you are going to see, i think, you know, the obamacare issues. the regulatory reform.
and those sort of things being passed. when you think about other issues, for example, trade, in particular. that has been the number one, i think, dividing line between the populist economic message of trump, not to mention the 35% issues that he talked about and some of the more traditional republican ideology when it comes to the economy. >> yeah. you know, there were many folks that predicted, aaron, that this would go to the democrats, the senate. when you look down the board at -- at really it was a clean sweep for republicans other than maybe nevada. you look at senator ron johnson, versus russ feingold, that was in wisconsin, florida, marco rubio in ohio of course you had rob big one todd young beat evan bayh that was really close in indiana. do any of these surprise you? >> i mean to be frank, no individual race surprised me. i think the aggregate certainly surprises me. i am surprised at how well republicans have done overall in a year where the math was so tough for them.
they were defending a couple of dozen senate seats, democrats only had to hold onto i think the number was ten, and it's really just a remarkable victory. it's hard to-you know, it would have been hard to say, are marco rubio's coattails pulling donald trump or are donald trump's coattails pulling marco rubio? i think it's pretty clear trump had a positive effect for the republican ballot. >> you look at this now, and there seem to have been a real disconnect between the mainstream media and how maybe hollywood and others were talking about this and the rest of the country and how they were feeling. >> no question about that. i mean you know, seeing the fact that i'm a little bit closer, i think, maybe to the people than others that might be on tv all the time, you know, representing 330,000 people in northeastern ohio, i'm not entirely surprised with the victory of donald trump. i do think that, you know, the fact that it was so decisive, the fact that we know definitively that he is going to be the next president of the united states, and the fact that there has been so much across
the board, you know, i think just disgust with washington, a desire for change, a desire for something new, and that really, i think, pulled a lot of these other republicans across the finish line in the united states senate. >> yeah, well they certainly spoke last night. a new chapter for this country. we'll see how it all place out. aaron, great to see you this morning. >> remember we said for house democrats it would be a bad night if they picked up just 12 seats. right now, just holding onto a scant six in the house. so, big night. the time now is about 20 minutes until the top of the hour. battleground blitz. donald trump sweeps pennsylvania, ohio, florida, and north carolina. we have live fox news team coverage for you from the swing states up next. plus, big battles, gun control to legal weed. a closer look at the key laws just passed.
what a day, what a day. now for fox bus alert for you. dow futures in a nosedive overnight. >> let's go right to our sister network fox business with what we can expect today. cheryl, what a night. what is today going to look like? >> well you are going to have a sell-off when the markets open 9:30 a.m. eastern time. just a few hours away. here's what happened. when news started to trickle out that it looked like donald trump was actually in the lead, against hillary clinton, many on wall street thought wait a minute, i'm hitting the sell button right now because that creates uncertainty. here are the closing numbers that we had last night. the dow at 18,060. at one point the dow futures dropped nearly 900 points. asia, closed down. japan closed down. the s&p, the nasdaq, as well, the numbers that you see, those are going to be lower. remember when we had the brexit vote and how volatile markets were then, that is how traders feel this morning. a lot of traders were going back to their offices, and they
started to trade last night. because they realized what was going on. forget the celebration party. they had to get into the bloomberg terminals and start trading. a lot to watch today and a lot to talk about when it comes to stocks, markets, and in particular the energy sector. and other sectors that he's talked about on the campaign trail. what's he going to do. that's the next question. >> and many days to come. >> yes. very busy couple days all around. >> thank you, cheryl. >> voters in some swing states reporting issues at the polls. in pennsylvania, for example, several reports of ballots changing from donald trump to hillary clinton. particularly on straight republican tickets. election officials blaming it on a calibration issue. they say, though, that all the votes were eventually corrected. and delays for voters in north carolina, where laptops malfunctioned forced poll workers to use paper rolls. as a result voting hours were extended for those precincts that were impacted. and in missouri, cries of voter
intimidation over police officers protecting the polls. election advocacy groups claim that their presence actually upset some minority voters. >> and some other major pal lot items passing across the country. recreational marijuana legal in california, maine and massachusetts. and gun control tightening in california, where legal gun owners must now have permits to buy ammunition. voters also passed a measure to ban the sale of large capacity magazines, as for nevada and maine. the results are still too close to call on measures to require background checks for nearly every gun sale or transfer in those states. and minimum wage also rising to $12 an hour in arizona, colorado, and in maine. washington state now $13.30 an hour. with required sick leave. >> hmm. >> all right, coming up next, we have "fox & friends" steve doocy on deck to talk a little bit
more about this historic day. you know, steve, i want to know what happened to that big donald trump cake that we saw all over social media. the bust of him? >> yeah. >> what happened to that? >> i don't think they probably ate it because generally those cakes, they look good but they don't taste so good. >> steve, how you feeling this morning? i think everyone is a little bit in shock. >> people are stunned. because the polls got it wrong. not only were some of the polls ahead of it wrong, but also a number of the exit polls. >> right. >> information that we got. kind of gave us the trends. they were wrong. so coming up on our program we're going to have kellyanne conway. she ran a brilliant campaign for donald trump. reince priebus, who trump last night referred to as a superstar ahead of the rnc. going to be right here at 7:30 eastern. laura ingraham who has been a great surrogate for him on the radio and was at his convention, along with mike huckabee, herman caine, it's an historic day. donald trump the 45th
president-elect of the united states. did it last night. in stunning fashion. we're going to talk about that for four hours kicking off in 11 minutes. >> hopefully a lot of coffee because i think everyone has been up all night long. >> we're going to make coffee great again. just saying. >> definitely sounds like they have a lot of the folks who were actually onstage with donald trump tonight as he accepted -- >> it will be a good show. see you soon. >> keep it right here because we're not done yet here on "fox & friends first." stay with us. [accountant] my job is to manage and grow businesses.
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crucial contests. jonathan serrie live in raleigh, north carolina. >> phil keating live in miami. the all-important state of florida that ended up going trump's way. phil, good morning. >> and if anything holds true, florida is definitely consistent when it comes to presidential elections. donald trump winning the biggest battleground prize of them all, florida, and its 29 electoral college votes by just 120,000 votes out of 9 million ballots cast. four years ago obama beat romney by just 73,000 votes. in ibor city in the tampa metro area, big celebration, lots of hugs last night, after a nail-biter of an evening well well into the morning. finally paying off. breaking down florida by county. trump winning 58 of florida's 67 counties. a whole lot of red there. while clinton won the large population centers of miami, fort lauderdale, orlando and tampa. >> i feel very strong with him
as my backing. and everything else that's going on in the nation and all the controversy and the talk, i feel very safe with donald trump as my president. >> and helping the u.s. senate keep its majority in d.c., marco rubio won re-election handily defeating patrick murphy, the democrat, 52% to 44%. now back to raleigh, north carolina and my colleague jonathan serrie. >> good morning again to you, phil. you know, both candidates, trump and clinton, campaigned heavily here in the battleground state of north carolina. but ultimately, it was trump's efforts that paid off. his victory disproves many skeptics who thought his candidacy would have a negative effect on republicans running in down-ballot races. case in point republican senator richard burr. he faced a tough re-election battle against democratic challenger deborah ross, who criticized burr's ongoing support for trump. it did not appear to hurt the
senator, though. ross conceded the race to burr last night. >> he served this state for more than two decades, and he will be your senator and please go to him. because anybody who serves you needs to serve all the people of this state. >> so, overall, a very good night for republicans in north carolina. with the exception of governor pat mccrory, locked in a very tight battle, too close to call. he says because all of the votes have not yet been counted. back to you. >> all right. jonathan serrie live for us. we'll be right back.
a reaction, as you might expect, pouring in from all around the world on this historic election. >> no shortage of comments on social media. >> michael writes very hopeful that he will make our entire country believers. i only hope folks get over the loss quickly so we can actually be more united. >> and louisa says yes, we are so happy and so proud. i knew it since the '80s that he would win if he ran. i wished for this for so long. >> and listen to this, patrick says, it's so quiet at clinton's headquarters that you could hear an e-mail being deleted. >> that's a good one. >> all right. so let's keep talking about this historic election. what do you think about donald trump being elected the 45th president. logon to the "fox & friends
first" facebook page right off the show for a live debate with the #keeptalking. >> and keep those comments rolling in. and we'll definitely post them and share them. what a night. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. thank you so much for "fox & friends" starts right now. thank you for sticking with us through this entire election. >> have a good day. >> the president elect of the united states of america, donald trump. >> i will be president for all americans. no dream is too big, no challenge is too great. nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach. our work on this movement is now really just beginning. to all republicans and democrats and independents, it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> it is about us. the american people have spoken and the american people have elected their new