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TRUMP PREPARING TO ADDRESS THE NATION

TRUMP PREPARING TO ADDRESS THE NATION

AP has called Pennsylvania for Mr Trump.

He is apparently coming out to address his victory party, but awaiting confirmation he is projected to pass 270 electoral college votes.

Will Mrs Clinton concede?!

‘Trump understands business, that’s why I voted for him’

Harriet Alexander has been speaking to a New Jersey-born Cuban businesswoman about why she is celebrating Mr Trump’s success:

Barbara Garcia, 37, who owns property and mortgage brokers, says her main reason for supporting Mr Trump is that he understands business. “What Obama did to us in terms of healthcare and the minimum wage was ridiculous,” she said. “He forced us to get rid of employees. “You can’t order me to pay for my workers’ healthcare without knowing how much I make. I agree with everyone having healthcare – but just not penalizing those who employ them.” Her parents came to the US from Cuba, and this also influenced her vote, she said. “My parents came here for freedom. And that’s what is most important to me. “People say I should support a woman for president – well, sure, but just not that woman. “And I know Trump has said some bad things – at times, I was like: ‘Put a sock in it.’ But I can deal with that. As long as he fixes this country.”

Silvio Morraz, 51, a builder from Nicaragua, says Trump is “the new Reagan. He’ll build the wall, stop drugs, stop criminals. I’m so happy.”

 

Paul Ryan ‘calls Trump to congratulate him’

Paul Ryan, the House speaker, has called Mr Trump to congratulate him.

According to NBC, Mr Ryan had “very good conversations” with both Mr Trump and Mike Pence, his running mate.

Mr Ryan withdrew his support for Mr Trump last month after the emergence of a lewd video in which the billionaire discussed sexually assaulting women.

Paul Ryan formally declares Donald Trump the winner of the Republican presidential nominationPlay!01:05

 

Republicans retain control of the Senate

Republicans have retained control of the Senate on what is shaping up to be a great night for them with victory in Pennsylvania.

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