NEW YORK (Gray DC) -- It’s the moment these Donald Trump supporters waited for all night and into the early morning.
At 2:40 a.m. ET, Pennsylvania was called for Trump. Its 20 electoral votes put him over the 270-mark needed to win.
Vice President-Elect Mike Pence introduced Trump, who told the crowed that gathered – and the American people – he hopes to heal the wounds of division.
“It’s time for us to come together as one, united people," said Trump.
Early in the night, there was a sense of cautious optimism at Trump headquarters. But then, key battleground states kept coming in for trump – Ohio, North Carolina, Florida. Excitement grew. But there were several races too close to call, which put the results in limbo for hours.
“It was torture. It was getting long and drawn-out," said one Trump supporter.
Partly why it took so long for Trump to take the stage here was because we didn’t know what was happening with Hillary Clinton. She didn’t publicly concede. In fact, she didn’t even show up at her party. We later found out, though, she did call Trump to congratulate him.
Trump said, "And I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”
Trump also laid out plans to fix the inner cities, infrastructure, and schools.
“I will harness the creative talents of our people. And we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their talent for the benefit of all," he explained.
Trump does have an advantage – both the House and Senate stayed in GOP control. But time will tell if he’ll be able to truly accomplish his goals.