Donald Trump gave a relatively low-key acceptance speech at the New York Hilton in Midtown early Wednesday morning, shortly after multiple outlets called the election in his favor and Hillary Clinton reportedly called him to concede.
The speech came shortly after Clinton campaign chair John Podesta told a shell-shocked crowd at Manhattan's Javits Center to go home and get some sleep. As the election results rolled in Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday, the path to victory for Clinton became increasingly narrow and unlikely, setting up Trump for a historic upset.
Trump supporters at his invite-only party perked up considerably as the evening wore on. At points, they chanted, "Lock her up!" After being introduced by Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Trump took the stage, flanked by his immediate family members.
"It's time for us to come together as one united people," the Republican said, calling on those who didn't support him ("and there were a few big ones") to help "unify our great country."
“Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement,” he said.