Hillary Clinton declares herself the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. president, beating rival Bernie Sanders, as presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump vows to make his party proud. Natasha Howitt reports.
Hillary Clinton has declared herself the Democratic Party nominee, beating her rival Bernie Sanders. Speaking to supporters in Brooklyn, New York, she embraces her role in history as the first female to lead a major party in the race to be U.S. President. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HILLARY CLINTON SAYING: "And it may be hard to see tonight but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now." Though results are still coming in, Sanders will no longer be able to catch Clinton. But he has vowed to stay in the race until a party convention in July formally picks the nominee. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS SAYING: "But we will continue to fight for every vote and every delegate." Clinton must now try to unify the party and win over Sanders' supporters. She heads into a five-month-long campaign battle against the presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump. Despite beating 16 Republican presidential hopefuls, Trump has struggled to get party leaders behind him. He reassured supporters on Tuesday that he would make them proud. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "I will never ever let you down, too much work, too many people blood sweat and tears, never going to let you down." The general election will be held on November 8 this year.