Follow along as President-elect Donald Trump gives his first press conference since winning the election. MarketWatch's Steve Goldstein will live-blog the press conference with analysis of his comments and any market reaction.
CINCINNATI – The line of Donald Trump fans eagerly waiting in the cold outside a rally venue has returned. So, too, have the “Make America Great Again” hats and campaign signs. And the vendors selling anti-Hillary Clinton buttons and T-shirts proclaiming: “Hillary for prison.” And protests organized by at least three different groups, including one that calls itself “Socialist Alternative Cincinnati.”
President-elect Donald Trump said he does not believe the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to help him win, attributing the assessment to Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton and claiming repeatedly that the U.S. intelligence community has “no idea” what might have happened.
In what is either Trump's latest trolling of the already neurotic media, or just his conversion to "conspiracy theorism" much to the delight of Russian propaganda, "fake news"-spotting anonymous groups everywhere, moments ago the President-elect tweeted that he would have won the popular vote if "millions of illegal votes" were discounted.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid ripped into President-elect Donald Trump on Friday, calling the New York businessman a “sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.”
“The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in American,” Reid said in a statement.
So much for the Democrats trying to unburn bridges with the republicans, and to reach across the aisle to president-elect Donald Trump.
If the just released letter from senator Harry Reid is any indication, the Democrat attempts to stonewall every action by the new administration - not to mention the polarization in Congress - are about to hit previously never before seen levels.
Here is the full Harry Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump
The rumours of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
Donald Trump was voted in as the 45th U.S. president on Tuesday, despite national polls having him at a disadvantage as great as 12 per cent in late October.
Screenshot/National Press ClubSilicon Valley's most famous Donald Trump supporter has issued a statement on the president elect's historic win.
In a statement sent to Business Insider, Peter Thiel praised Trump's win and acknowledged the uphill battle ahead of the president-elect:
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesIn less than a week, Americans will elect a new president, and it’s close. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are virtually tied in the latest round of polls. And that could be very bad news for Asia.