Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump to concede the presidential election early Wednesday after a stunning turn of events in Tuesday's contest.
Trump Iis poised to clear the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
The defeat to Trump, a businessman and reality TV personality who has never held public office, marked a shocking turn in Clinton's decades-long political career. She had tried to assure voters that her record of public service, and stability relative to Trump, outweighed the real or imagined scandals that have dogged her time in the public eye.
Trump said he received a call from Clinton shortly before he gave a victory speech early Wednesday in Manhattan.
"She congratulated us, it's about us, on our victory. And I congratulated her and her family on a very very hard fought campaign," Trump said.