#TrumpTrain: Republican Donald J. Trump's Supporters Celebrate Win - NBC Bay Area
Decision 2016

Decision 2016

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#TrumpTrain: Republican Donald J. Trump's Supporters Celebrate Win

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    Trump Thanks His Supporters, Clinton After Stunning Win

    Taking the stage to chants of “USA! USA!” Donald Trump addressed both his supporters and the nation as the president-elect of the United States, noting that he received a call from Secretary Clinton conceding the race to him. He said she has worked very hard and long. "We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country," Trump said of Clinton. "I mean that very sincerely. Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division." (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Donald Trump's supporters flooded social media with congratulatory messages as news organizations called the Republican candidate the winner about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The long, contentious presidential race came to a stunning end as pollsters had erroneously predicted Hillary Clinton would win. 

    "I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulates us, it's about us," Trump said at Trump Headquarters in New York City. His supporters cheered after hearing Clinton had conceded.

    As Trump sealed the deal to become the 45th president of the United States after surpassing 270 electoral votes, the #TrumpTrain celebrated on Twitter. Supporters used #MAGA (Make America Great Again) and #DrainTheSwamp to flood social media timelines. 

    On Election Day, Trump steadily dominated the candidate share of the conversation on social media, according to Facebook. In Florida, for example, Trump captured 52 percent of the conversation on Facebook, compared to Hillary Clinton's 48 percent. Clinton was not able to recover online nor at the polls.   

    Read some of the Trump victory tweets here: