UPDATE: 10:55 p.m. EDT — Hillary Clinton, the first woman to secure a major party's presidential nomination in American history, reveled in her accomplishment Tuesday night — and then got to work. Speaking underneath a literal glass ceiling in Brooklyn, New York, Clinton started by referencing the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention for women's rights and wrapped up by talking about her mother, who was born the day Congress passed the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote.
Clinton celebrated her success, then began trying to recruit fans of rival Bernie Sanders and independents. "We all need to keep working toward a better, fairer, stronger America. I know it never feels good to put your heart into a cause or a candidate you believe in and to come up short," she said, before adding: "The stakes in this election are high and the choice is clear. Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to be president and commander-in-chief."
She criticized Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, for trying to build walls instead of unite the country, touching on his racially insensitive rhetoric and economic proposals. But she remained largely positive.
"Don't let anyone tell you that great things can't happen in America," Clinton said. "Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win."
Hillary Clinton, who has been the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for about 24 hours, is expected to give a victory speech of sorts Tuesday night in Brooklyn, New York. She plans to speak at 10 p.m. EDT, according to CNN. The former secretary of state will thank supporters and talk about "her plans to break down the barriers that hold too many families back and build ladders of opportunity for all Americans," according to her website.
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Six states held primary elections Tuesday — California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota — but Clinton wasn't waiting for the results to celebrate her nomination. The Associated Press called the race for her Monday night. She released a video Tuesday titled "History Made," a reference to the fact that she's the first woman to secure a major American political party's nomination for president.
“If America’s going to lead, we need to learn from the women of the world who have blazed new paths,” Clinton says in the clip. “Think of the suffragists who gathered at Seneca Falls in 1848 and those who kept fighting until women could cast their votes.”
At her Election Night party Tuesday at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Clinton was expected to focus on her groundbreaking candidacy, Time reported. She'll also likely lay out her plans for the next phase of her campaign.
Clinton told MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow she was already in discussion with rival candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign about how to coordinate their efforts going forward. "I obviously want to unite the party," Clinton said. "We have so much more in common and we face a serious threat from Donald Trump."
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was about 10 points behind Clinton in a general election poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos and released Tuesday. But about 21 percent said they didn't want to vote for either candidate.