Hillary Clinton in memoir details her presidential victory speech that never happened

This is what almost happened. In Hillary Clinton’s memoir “What Happened,” the failed presidential candidate lays out the alternate history that would have happened immediately after her anticipated win on Election Night. As Clinton tells it, she had a victory speech ready to go even though her concession speech — which she “preferred not to think much about" — was still just a draft. As she watched election results at New York’s Peninsula Hotel, anticipating a historic victory, Clinton believed her earliest moments as President-elect would be judged by “how well I reached out to disaffected Trump voters.” She saw her victory speech as a “first test.” Clinton planned to take the stage at Manhattan’s Javits Center — chosen in part for its symbolic glass ceiling — and stand on a set in the shape of the United States, with the podium imposed over Texas. She would then launch into a speech saying that her victory showed the country was above Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric. “We will not be an ‘us versus them’ country,” she planned to say. “The American dream is big enough for everyone.” She would promise to be “a President for all Americans” — a line Trump used word-for-word in his own victory speech. Clinton intended to end her speech by celebrating her status as the first female President — with a tribute to her late mother, Dorothy. “I think about my mother every day,” she would have said. “I dream of going up to her, and sitting down next to her, taking her in my arms, and saying, ‘Look at me. Listen to me. You will survive. You will have a good family on your own, and three children. And as hard as it might be to imagine, your daughter will grow up and become the President of the United States.’” Clinton Continue Reading

Donald Trump blasts Hillary Clinton in victory speech saying she is pulling ‘woman’s card’ to win votes

Donald Trump boasted about his five-state win late Tuesday in a victory speech that accused Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton of using the “woman’s card” to collect votes. The sexist remark heard at the tail end of his Trump Tower press conference in Manhattan garnered a quizzical smirk from one of Trump’s sidekicks: Gov. Chris Christie’s wife Mary Pat Christie. “If Hillary Clinton was a man, I don’t think she’d get 5% of the vote,” Trump said. DONALD TRUMP SWEEPS CRITICAL 'ACELA' PRIMARIES He took his remark a step further by recycling a line from a “Fox and Friends” phone interview that morning. “The only thing she’s got going is the woman’s card,” he added. Mary Pat Christie maintained a stoic, neutral face throughout the speech while standing to Trump’s left — up until the Republican candidate’s comment and a roar of applause from the audience roused her. Trump had just amassed sweeping wins in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. A video of Christie’s befuddled facial expressions went viral shortly after the televised comments — in a similar fashion to her husband’s infamous statuesque appearance on stage with Trump in early March. Chris Christie did, however, shed that emotionless face at a Bruce Springsteen concert on Monday. But within 24 hours, the New Jersey governor returned to the void at Trump’s side. Clinton won Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania with more than 5% of the vote on Tuesday night although she lost Rhode Island to her Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders. She addressed Trump’s remark in her own victory speech at the Philadelphia Convention Center. “Mr. Trump’s accused me of playing the Continue Reading

Chris Christie’s blank stare during Donald Trump’s victory speech sets off Twitter users

The ghost of Chris Christie’s failed presidential run appeared to be frozen on stage alongside Super Tuesday victor Donald Trump. The New Jersey governor introduced the Republican front-runner Tuesday night after Trump snagged Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia, before stepping aside — and into the spotlight — with a thousand-yard stare. His blank face at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., was likened to Eli Manning's emotionless stare as his brother, Peyton Manning, led the Colorado Broncos to a Super Bowl win. In a surprise move Friday, Christie endorsed Trump’s run to the White House after dropping out of the race. He placed sixth in New Hampshire and returned to New Jersey to regroup. “He’s shown himself to be tough, strong and bold. He’s shown himself a fighter, a leader who speaks plainly to the American people,” said Christie, in a half-hearted speech mocked by the peanut gallery on Twitter as forced. He refused to leave Trump's side during the candidate's lengthy speech, similar to Trump's unwavering endurance during Sarah Palin's stump speech. Christie even stuck around for a round of questions from reporters. Read some of the best tweets: Continue Reading

WATCH: Trump Gives Victory Speech from South Carolina

LINEUP: Watch Fox News' Special Saturday Election Coverage Fox News Projects Donald Trump Winner of SC GOP Primary Donald Trump spoke to supporters tonight fresh off his win in South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary.Speaking from his campaign headquarters in Spartanburg, SC, Trump thanked his family and South Carolina’s Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster for their support.“I will take him over the governor anytime, because we won,” he said.Trump also congratulated Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio for their performances in the primary.“There’s nothing easy about running for president, I can tell you,” he said.“It’s tough, it’s nasty, it’s mean, it’s vicious, it’s beautiful. When you win, it’s beautiful.”Trump’s wife, Melania, also said a few words, calling South Carolina “an amazing place.”“He loves you, we love you,” she said.Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, spoke to the audience as well.“The momentum since the beginning of this campaign has been unbelievable, and that’s because my father’s message resonates so deeply with so many people,” she said.“My father is an incredibly hard worker, and he’ll work for each and every one of you.”Tonight marks the second consecutive victory for Trump, who had a sweeping win over his GOP competitors in the Feb. 9 New Hampshire primary.Watch Trump’s victory speech, above. SC Primary Exit Polls Show Terrorism Is Top Concern Fox News Projects Hillary Clinton Will Win Nevada Democratic Caucuses Trump: Would Obama Have Gone to Scalia's Funeral 'If It Were Held in a Mosque?' Continue Reading

Crowd Bursts Into ‘Trump’ Chant When Handel Thanks POTUS in Victory Speech

ICE: Suspect in Murder of VA Muslim Teen Was in US Illegally Karen Handel: People of Georgia's 6th Don't Want 'Nancy Pelosi's Guy' Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated Democratic rival Jon Ossoff to claim the House seat vacated by new Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price.Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, defeated Ossoff 52 percent to 48 percent in the most expensive House race in U.S. history.In her victory speech, Handel offered “a special thanks to the president of United States of America,” which spurred the crowd to chant President Trump’s name. Chelsea Clinton Calls Out Steve Bannon for 'Fat Shaming' Sean Spicer Kurtz Calls Out MSNBC Host's 'Appalling' Comments About Steve Scalise NFL's Kaepernick Compares Cops to Fugitive Slave Patrols Trump had earlier tweeted his congratulations to Handel.Democrats are now 0-4 in congressional races this year, despite spending millions and millions of dollars.On Tuesday, Republicans also held onto the House seat in South Carolina that was vacated in by Mick Mulvaney so he could become the White House budget director.The other two special elections this year in which Democrats failed to win a GOP House seat were in Kansas and Montana.In Kansas, Republicans held onto the seat of Mike Pompeo, now the CIA director, and they kept the Montana seat of Ryan Zinke, who became Trump’s secretary of Interior.Watch Handel's victory speech above, and let us know what you think in the comments. 'CA's Not a Country': Tucker Spars With Undocumented Immigrant Levin Blasts Trump Probe: 'Mr. Mueller, What Is Your Authority?' HuffPo, Others Appear to Say Warmbier's 'White Privilege' Makes NK Capture His Fault Dershowitz: Sitting Presidents Can't Be Indicted Continue Reading

Election 2016: Haslam encouraged by President-elect Trump’s victory speech

In his first public remarks since Donald Trump became the president-elect, Gov. Bill Haslam said he does not think there will be any political ramifications for not backing his party's nominee.When asked if he thought there might be any blowback from state legislators, the governor said, "I don't know. I would hope people would respect my decision like I respect theirs."Haslam said he had a "whole lot of friends" who said they disagreed with his decision to not support or vote for Trump but he still felt it was the right move.The governor pointed to his relationship with vice president-elect Mike Pence, who Haslam called a "good friend," to allay fears of any repercussions from a Trump administration, while also pointing to the billionaire's acceptance speech early Wednesday morning in New York."If you listen to president-elect Trump’s tone last night it was very different. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum it was very gracious and very open and I think, I was encouraged by that, and I think all of us would hope that that is the tone that he would retain now that he is going to be the next president."In his victory speech, Trump pledged to be a president for all Americans."Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division,"  Trump said.In addition to praising Trump's speech, Haslam said he was optimistic about more power coming back to the states in the next presidential administration.“From a governor’s standpoint, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, you should say we think that’s a good think in terms of managing the size of this country. A lot of the decisions can be made much more effectively at the state level.”Haslam also said Trump doesn't have a "lot of hard-fast, ideological positions" which he said will allow the country to have a "fresh discussion" on a multitude of different issues.Overall Haslam said he was looking forward to building a relationship with Trump, who Continue Reading

WATCH: Donald Trump’s victory speech

Did Donald Trump do this victory speech after you had gone to bed -- or do you just want to rewatch it? Either way, here is the president-elect's early morning victory speech. Related: How did pollsters get Trump, Clinton election so wrong? Donald Trump stuns the world, elected USA's 45th president How anti-establishment outsider Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States Election 2016: Donald Trump wins big in Tennessee Total global disbelief as Trump is elected president Stocks, futures trim losses after Trump victory speech Knox County unofficial results Continue Reading

Trump’s speech: A recap of his visit to discuss his tax plan in Indianapolis

Here's a recap of the news before, during and after President Trump's speech Tuesday in Indianapolis. Update 5 p.m.Senator Joe Donnelly released this statement after traveling with the president for today's speech:"I work for Hoosiers, not President Trump or any political party. As it stands, the framework released today (for tax reform) is missing many details that will be critical to determining whether working- and middle-class families truly stand to benefit. These Hoosiers will be foremost in my mind as I continue to engage with my colleagues in the Senate and also with the White House to try to craft a tax reform bill that will provide greater economic security to these families and also create and protect jobs here in Indiana." Update 4:55 p.m.The press pool report from the president's motorcade to the airport said there was a potential motorcycle crash. Here is the complete report:"During motorcade to airport, a motorcycle officer crashed. It was unclear if the motorcycle hit one of the vans in the motorcade or the officer simply laid down the motorcycle."The Beast (the limo with the president) did not appear to be involved. "From the press van, the motorcycle could be seen lying on the right side of the highway. The officer was on the shoulder on the left side of the highway. The officer was moving."Will update if more information become available." Update 4:13 p.m.The speech ends with no mention of the NFL and no attack on the media. Update 4:08 p.m.Trump light-heartedly threatened Democratic senator Joe Donnelly, who accompanied the president on this trip. Trump said if Donnelly votes against the tax plan, there will be a campaign against him in 2018 "like you wouldn’t believe." Update 4:04 p.m.Here are the Hoosiers that Trump mentioned during his speech. Update 3:58 p.m.Here is a fact-check on Trump’s claims about Pence’s tax cuts in Indiana. Update 3:56 p.m.---Trump says most people will be able to file taxes on Continue Reading

Trump victory increases uncertainties for global economy

Donald Trump’s promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.S. presidency, but it also has unleashed uncertainty on the global economy — skewering major trading partners and offering few specifics that might calm allies, businesses and investors.Financial markets reacted quickly and negatively to the unknowns of a Trump stewardship of the world’s largest economy. Stocks stabilized Wednesday morning, while U.S. Treasury notes lost value, pushing up interest rates. Many analysts asked: Could Trump shed his aggressive rhetoric?“We simply can’t know what type of President Trump will be,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist for Capital Economics.RESULTS: President and national | Wisconsin and MilwaukeeMORE COVERAGE:Clinton concedes | Ryan: 'Go big, go bold' | Johnson lays out 100-day goals  | Possibility for Priebus | Bice's winners and losers | Election 2016 sectionTrump campaigned by threatening to rip up trade deals he deems unfavorable. He promised penalties for U.S. firms that offshore factory jobs. He would label China a currency manipulator. He would repeal Obamacare. He staked his credibility on erecting a wall along the Mexican border and limiting immigration — ideas that connected with a mainly white working class that has felt abandoned by political leaders.The president-elect has promised to spur growth with a roughly $6 billion tax cut over the next decade, a policy that could help the U.S. economy but also cause its national debt to jump, according to outside economists.Yet the Republican nominee provided so few fleshed-out policy details that he created the impression of a White House that would be run largely on his instincts. For several investors and analysts, that approach has left a deep sense of unease about the direction of the U.S. economy under his watch.Among other things, Trump has dismissed the monthly U.S. government Continue Reading

Trump victory rocks experts but not stock market

Now that the presidential race is over, we’ll find out how whacked out Wall Street might get in the coming days. Or not.We’ve heard dire predictions about triple-digit declines on Wall Street should GOP candidate Donald Trump win the race. So, do we soon see an 6% drop? A 10% decline? Not as of Wednesday.Instead, the Dow rallied. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 256.95 points Wednesday or 1.4% to close at 18,589.69 points.Bank stocks did particularly well, gaining 5% to 6% in some cases on the notion that financial companies could face fewer stringent regulations in the future under a Trump presidency.Auto stocks, though, did take hit earlier but some recovered.Ford Motor closed at $11.58 a share, up 10 cents or 0.87%. General Motors stock closed at $30.96 a share, down 77 cents or 2.43%. On Wednesday, GM said it was laying off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two car plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January due to shifting demand from cars to trucks.So much for some who had even talked of triple-digit declines for the Dow during the heated uncertainty on Election night.At some points, we did see a severe slump in overnight trading for stocks on Election night. But traders seemed to be reassured in Wednesday since Trump sounded a softer tone in his early morning acceptance speech. But the near future of the market remains uncertain.The Dow started off to another good day on Thursday morning, gaining 116 points to trade near 18,706 points before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.In short, the stock market gurus, as a group, were not prepared for a President Donald J. Trump.Michelle Meyer, head of U.S. economics for Bank of America Merrill Lynch,  said in a press conference call Wednesday afternoon that typically the Standard & Poor's 500 can sell off 6% as a result of "macro-shocks.""Risks to the downside may still exist as we move forward," Meyer said.Unknowns: How aggressively might Trump try to move on renegotiating trade Continue Reading