Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election early Wednesday morning, crossing the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to secure the White House.
Trump, who will be the nation’s 45th president, topped Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in the heated electoral showdown, taking key states like Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida.
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” Trump said at a victory rally around 3 a.m. E.T. “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. It is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.”
Watch Trump’s address below:
As of Wednesday morning, CNN has Trump at 289 electoral votes versus Clinton’s 218.
Is it time to get used to saying President Trump?
The New York Times has an online calculator that’s constantly projecting and updating the odds on who will be the next president. At 10:45pm eastern time, those odds were 93% after Trump took down Ohio and North Carolina.
Fox News announced at 11:00pm eastern time Florida could be called for Donald Trump. That sent the meter zooming over 95% chance that Trump is the next President of the United States. Buckle up, folks. We’re in for a wild night!