Carrying signs calling for bans on racism protesters gather outside the White House Wednesday as Donald Trump becomes President-elect. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Demonstrators gathered outside the White House Wednesday evening holding signs calling for an end to racism as Republican Donald Trump becomes the President-elect of the United States. Trump, who had never before run for public office, won on a broad wave of support both from the Republican U.S. heartland and by flipping previously Democratic states, including Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio, helping his party protect majorities in both chambers of Congress. The victory stunned residents of major cities up and down the East and West coasts, many of whom had trusted opinion polls that had long predicted a Clinton victory but were proven profoundly wrong by Tuesday's results. Trump's campaign promises have included building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal crossings and to deport the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Trump dropped his angry speaking style to take a conciliatory tone when he declared victory early Wednesday morning, saying, "I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans."