this is a special edition of "nightline." "the day after." >> tonight, president-elect trump. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. >> one of the biggest upsets in recent political history. >> donald trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard. >> the hopes of some of his young supporters. >> he's going to bring back many jobs. >> reaction from a loyal trumpette. >> so happy today. >> who's in line for crucial cabinet positions? plus hillary clinton falling short. the trump backlash begins. protesters hitting the streets in cities across the country tonight. >> not my country! >> hillary clinton's stunnedrs wondering what went wrong. >> she was robbed. >> the candidate herself graceful in defeat. >> to all the little girls who
are watching this never doubt that you are valuable. >> what next for the woman who failed to crack that highest and hardest of glass ceilings. first here the "nightline 5." >> simulation initiated. ♪ ♪ >> take on any galaxy with a car that will stop for you. the new nissan rogue. "rogue one: a star wars story" in theaters december
we're taking a look at the election that shocked the world. donald j. trump, a real estate magnate and reality star with zero government or military experience will soon be our 45 the president. how did he pull this off? why did so many pundits and pollsters fail to see it coming this what happens next? we begin here tonight with abc's terry moran. >> reporter: they said he couldn't do it. they said he wasn't qualified. even the polls seemed to give him no chance. but early this morning -- >> the president-elect of the united states of america, donald trump! >> reporter: the man who so often hurled invective during the campaign. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> reporter: sounding positively, well, presidential. >> i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans. and this is so important to me. >> reporter: a historic moment
for the first time ever americans elected a commander in chief who had no prior experience in government or in the military. it was a bombshell so many didn't see coming. >> words cannot describe how shell shocked the clinton campaign is right now. they were celebrating the night before on that last campaign flight from raleigh to new york they were celebrating, drinking champagne. >> donald trump was being advised he would have to concede. he was being told early in the day that he was likely not going to win this election. >> so why was the polling so wrong? the polls were very tight, but there's two data points to look at. one, white men without a four-year college degree came out for donald trump in historic numbers. and millions of democrats who voted for barack obama in 2008 and 2012 they did not come out on election day for hillary clinton, or at all. >> reporter: as speaker of the house and long-tim trump critic paul ryan admitted -- >> donald trump heard a voice
out in this country that no one else heard. he connected with -- he connected in ways with people no one else did. he turned politics on its head. >> the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. >> reporter: some of those forgotten men and women today sounding jubilant. across the country. >> i'm happy. my husband woke me up at 3:00 a.m. this morning. i was shocked. but happy. >> how are you feeling this morning? >> i am happy. >> why is that? >> the new president. and he's not a politician. he promised to feed the people something she never did. >> i'm thrilled ecstatic that donald trump has won. i almost can't believe it. i really thought we were looking at a big hillary landslide tonight. >> reporter: the victory particularly felt in the parts of the country hardest hit by the recession. >> how many of you have been affected by job loss? pretty much everybody. >> reporter: "nightline" had visited this class in rural pennsylvania a few weeks ago
where students were holding mock elections and they felt theirices and those of their often out of work parents or friends were not being heard. >> how are we going to run the country together? >> why don't we split the country into two different countries? >> well, they tried that. that didn't work in the civil war. >> reporter: today that girl brooke is her name, and her class, full of hope for what a trump presidency might do for them. >> he is going to bring back jobs that were taken away. >> trump understood that there were people who felt left out by the government left out by business left out by culture, left out by everybody. and he was including them. >> reporter: but the force that elected trump and reaffirmed republican control of congress was broader than just people who have lost their jobs. >> he didn't get blown out among women, and he did do well among latinos compared to the previous candidate, mitt romney. >> reporter: and those voters not necessarily voting along
purely ideological grounds. >> they went for some of the most liberal ballot anybody gives transfer a higher minimum wage. legalize marijuana. i think you saw ticket-splitting of a unique sort that didn't follow any ideology. >> crooked hillary takes their money like a big sellout! >> reporter: the trump campaign drew support from the wealthy too. consider the trumpettes women who say they've raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign. >> okay, just got off the plane, so exciting. >> reporter: earning a ticket to trump's victory party. >> the main ballroom with all the real people -- >> reporter: this morning still exuberant after a night celebrating, hopeful that her candidate will unite the country. >> right now, donald trump needs to get this country back together. and he's going to do that. all the people that have been scared of the things he's going to, do they're going to be so happy because they're going to realize it's going to be like this and prosperity.
>> the sun is up and i know everybody had a long night. i did as well. >> reporter: donald trump said he wants to repudiate much of the obama legacy. but today the president asking america to give trump a chance while gently reminding the president-elect about the values he needs to remember. >> a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, and a respect for each other. i hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition. and i certainly hope that's how his presidency has a chance to begin. >> reporter: for trump now comes the work of putting together a team. some early hints of who that might be up on the stage with him last night. >> he's had so few political pros around him. there's chris christie there's rudy giuliani there's newt gingrich there's senator jeff sessions. once you get beyond that list? it's hard to imagine who he populates an administration with. >> reporter: one of the things his transition team is going to have to navigate the president-elect's impending court date defending himself
against allegations of fraud in his dealings with trump university. but his team's efforts will mostly focus on pushing ahead his ambitious agenda. >> donald trump will get his choice on the supreme court automatically because of the one vacancy that will not be filled before he takes office. >> reporter: during the campaign trump promised a long list of the things he plans to do. >> we're going to build a wall. obamacare has to go. a trump administration will renegotiate nafta. mexico's going to pay for the wall. i will knock the hell out of isis. we will suspend the syrianprogram. we will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. >> it's hard to find major issues outside of maybe tax reform where donald trump and paul ryan for instance see eye to eye. so i think there's a coalition government between conservative republicans, people like paul ryan like mitch mcconnell, and populist republicans, like donald trump. >> reporter: however
contentious, whatever comes next this president-elect began this next chapter of his incredible journey with inclusion. >> 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. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm terry moran in new york. next as her supporters hit the streets in protest tonight, what does the future hold for hillary clinton? later, key moments from donald trump's astonishing campaign. ♪ my hero zero. ♪ ♪ such a funny little hero ♪ ♪ but till you came along ♪ ♪ we counted on our fingers and toes ♪ ♪ now you're here to stay ♪ ♪ and nobody really knows... ♪ zero really can be a hero. get
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supporters of hillary clinton have been protesting in the streets across america tonight. how will these voters channel their anger during the next four years of trump? what now for hillary herself? here's my "nightline" coanchor juju chang. >> no donald trump! no donald trump! >> reporter: across the country tonight, stunned hillary clinton supporters mourning and raising their voices after winning the popular vote but being shut out by the electoral college. up and down the west coast -- >> not my president! not my president! >> reporter: to east coast cities like new york. hopes dashed. unable to witness her shatter that highest glass ceiling, turning instead to grief and bewilderment from the streets to the airwaves.
>> as usual, men can get away with anything and women can get away with nothing. >> the reckoning the morning after on "the view." hosts joy behar and whoopi goldberg letting loose. >> when you scare children by saying you're not going to let them stay in the country, you're going to separate them? chirp don't ka children don't know what you're talking about. >> reporter: we're in a cab in manhattan heading toward a protest smack dab between abc and trump tower. perhaps only after this historic loss signs that clinton's message had connected. >> this loss hurts. but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. >> fighting for what's right is a line straight out of hillary clinton's speech this morning where she was calling for unity and embracing a trump administration. but clearly her supporters some of them are still very upset.
we are literally hiking up the canyons of manhattan following this protest. it's a smattering of black lives matter, southern poverty law center a number of colleges. hillary clinton took to the stage to concede this morning, apologizing to her supporters early on. >> i'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. >> hillary clinton acknowledged what i have to assume was the hardest thing for her, which was reaching out to women and especially girls. she knows how deeply deeply disappointed they are, that there is not a woman president. >> reporter: and offering words of hope and encouragement for the next generation of girls. >> i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. but someday, someone will. and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. >> the concession speech was
very emotional for many people in that room. there were staffers many of whom have worked for her for years and years, crying consoling each other. >> they were just in such shock. they did not know how to handle it or how to react. >> reporter: all this after a long night of uncertainty gave way to one of the most monumental presidential upsets in modern history. >> i think maybe the single biggest factor is simply an error in trying to figure out who would turn out to vote. the obama coalition did not turn out in anywhere near the numbers they turned out in 2008 and 2012. >> reporter: this presidential race was the most divisive in recent memory splitting voters along the fault lines of whites versus nonwhites. urban versus rural. men versus women. the scene at clinton's election night headquarters one of devastation. supporters slowly trickling out as it became more and more clear she would not have the 270 electoral votes needed. the only person to take the
elaborate stage, campaign chair john podesta. >> everybody should head home you should get some sleep. >> this is a campaign that went into election day thinking they had this in the bag. it was supposed to be a victory party. that's what they thought it would be. instead we saw staffers leaving in tears. >> reporter: a star-studded backlash on social media. clinton fan chris evans tweeting, this is an embarrassing night for america. we've hit a hate monger lead our great nation. we've let a bully set our course. i've devastated. mylie cyrus releasing a raw, emotional reaction. >> i still think that in her lifetime she deserves to be the first female president. that's what makes me so sad. >> 59 million people voted for hillary. she won the popular vote. yet they are now the newly disaveraged. where do they go? >> you get so emotionally invested in breaking through this barrier that when you come up short, you're like wondering, when are we going to have the
first female president? the raw numbers show the majority of the country said we're ready for a first female president. >> reporter: for hillary rodham clinton, falling just short of the white house is a devastating chapter in what has been a decade decades-long story of public service. from her early days as attorney general working in arkansas, to her time as first lady in bill clinton's white house. >> would you raise your right hand please -- >> reporter: the hard-charging senator from new york. after a bruising primary defeat against barack obama, she served as secretary of state. >> good morning. >> reporter: for her one-time rival in his administration. even from her earliest days young hillary rodham seemed destined for greatness. her wellesley commencement speech -- >> part of the problem with empathy with professed goals is empathy doesn't do us anything. we've had lots of empathy, we've had lots of sympathy. but we feel for too long our lewders have viewed politics as the art of the possible. and the challenge now is to
practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible possible. >> she has been the most significant female politician we've ever had in this country's history. not just because of the accomplishments that she was able to do in terms of securing a nomination being secretary of state. but just also being in the public eye that long. usually those roles are reserved for men in politics. we had a woman basically be in the political arena for 30 years. i don't know any other woman like that. >> reporter: at clinton's alma mater, wellsly college, so many young women crest fallen. >> it's surprising and disappointing, to be honest. i'm from wisconsin. and they just said that a majority of college-aged women voting in suburbs in wisconsin voted for grump. that's really disappointing to hear and see. >> may god bless the united states of america! >> reporter: after a hard-fought race the highest office in the land proved beyond her pioneering grasp. >> where does she go from here? >> this is a woman who basically has been in the public spotlight
nonstop for more than 30 years. >> ask skewered for much of it. >> the first thing i would be telling her is hang out with your family go on vacation with bill stay out of the public spotlight. then begin to figure out, how do i want to serve? serving's obviously a part of her heart. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm juju chang in new york. next looking back at the most memorable moments of donald trump's campaign.
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finally tonight, snapshots from the campaign that carried off perhaps the most shocking political upset in modern history. >> i am officially running for president of the united states. and we are going to make our country great again. >> the new hampshire republican debate starts now. >> i actually think i have the best temperament.
>> our campaign received more primary votes than any gop campaign in history. i am promising government of, by, and for the people. i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> we want trump, we want trump! >> we're winning ohio. >> the president-elect of the united states of america -- trump! >> hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time. and we oher a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division.
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