Donald Trump hat’s geschafft, er ist am Mittwochmorgen (9. November) zum 45. amerikanischen Präsidenten gewählt worden. Die Musikwelt ist schockiert, die Netzwelt ist schockiert, und die „Simpsons“ hatten es die ganze Zeit gewusst.
Trump selbst übte sich ein weiteres Mal als Staatsmann: „Tut mir leid, dass ihr so lange warten musstet“, sagte der 70-Jährige in New York vor seinen Anhängern, nachdem feststand, dass er der künftige POTUS sein wird. „Ich habe so eben einen Anruf von Clinton erhalten, sie hat uns gratuliert.“
Trumps Rede im Wortlaut (aufgezeichnet und komplett nachzulesen bei mashable):
„Thank you, thank you very much everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much.
Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country, I mean that very sincerely.
Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division, we have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and Independents across this nation, I say, it is time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.
I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me.
For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so we can work together and unify our great country.
As I’ve said from the beginning — ours was not a campaign, but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hardworking men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.
It’s a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.
Working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.
I’ve spent my entire life in business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.
That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential, I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential, it’s going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realise his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will be become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.
We will also finally take care of our great veterans, who’ve been so loyal and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey. The time I’ve spent with them in this campaign has been among my greatest honors. Our veterans are incredible people.
We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the talents of our people and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all.
We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world.
At the same time we will get along with all other nations, willing to get along with us. We will be. We’ll have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships.
No dream is too big, no challenge is too great, nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring.
We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
I want to tell the world community that while we’ll always put America’s interests first, we’ll deal fairly with everyone, with everyone, all people and all nations. We’ll seek common ground, not hostility. Partnership, not conflict.