Donald Trump claimed his place today as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice. Trump urged Americans to “come together as one united people” after a deeply divisive campaign.
“After this ugly and contentious American presidential election, with families at odds and friends lost and anger in the air month after month, will the results help begin a healing process? No. It sounds nice, but it really doesn’t work that way.”
Backed by tens of millions of dollars from Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies, Republicans appeared poised to gain at least three House seats and two Senate seats from Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan.