Republican President-elect Donald Trump pledged to be the ''President to all Americans'' as he stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Republican President-elect Donald Trump pledged to be the "President to all Americans" as he stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favored Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path. Trump also said he had spoken to Clinton and that she "had congratulated us." He said he congratulated her on a very very hard fought campaign. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to defeat Clinton, whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state. Worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, investors were in full flight from risky assets such as stocks. In overnight trading, S&P 500 index futures fell 5 percent to hit their so-called limit down levels, indicating they would not be permitted to trade any lower until regular U.S. stock market hours on Wednesday The Associated Press and Fox News projected that Trump had collected just enough of the 270 state-by-state electoral votes needed to win a four-year term that starts on Jan. 20, taking battleground states where presidential elections are traditionally decided. A short time earlier, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told supporters at her election rally in New York to go home. "Several states are too close to call so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight," he said.