On Oct. 13, 2016, weeks before scoring one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. history, Donald J. Trump delivered a "closing argument" speech before an enthusiastic crowd in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The Republican nominee pledged that, if elected, he would work to "remove from our politics the special interests who have betrayed our workers, our borders, our freedoms, and our sovereign rights as a nation."
He also decried what he called a "campaign of destruction" being waged by his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, and he took aim The New York Times and other "media enablers" who "[do] not even attempt to confirm the most basic facts."
"Join me in taking back our country," he urged voters. "We will make America great again."
On Election Day, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, winning 30 states and earning 306 electoral votes.
This speech has been abridged slightly for this podcast. The text of Mr. Trump's remarks (as prepared for delivery) is available at https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/remarks-the-south-florida-fair-expo-center-west-palm-beach-florida
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