Trump vows to 'deal fairly' with other nations
Trump describes a “national project of renewal”, the Guardian reported quoting President-elect Donald Trump.
Trump says he will gather the best and brightest.
“We will double our growth and have the strongest economy in the world,” he added. “At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us.”
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best,” Trump noted. “We must reclaim our country’s destiny, and dream big, and bold and daring. I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone.”
“And now, I’d like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me,” he said.
Trump begins with his parents. His sisters and brother. His late brother.
Now Trump thanks Melania and “Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron - I love you and I thank you. And especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough,” he said.
“You’ve all given me such incredible support,” he says. “Then he thanks his staff – “and Kellyanne and Chris and Rudy and Steve and David – we have got tremendously talented people.”
Trump thanks senator Jeff Sessions, saying “he’s as smart as you get. Great man.”
“Another great man, very tough competitor, he was not easy, he was not easy... oh, Rudy get up here,” he said. “Another great man who has been really a friend to me but I’ll tell you I got to know him as a competitor. Dr Ben Carson.”
“It’s a litany of what were thought to be peripheral figures from the conservative stale bread box. Not any more,” Trump said.
Now Trump is on to Reince Priebus, RNC chair.
Trump says that Reince is a superstar. “I’ll tell you Reince is really a star, and he is the hardest working guy. Get over here Reince.”
Reince gets over there. Trump gives him the microphone.
Priebus: “Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States, Donald Trump!”