House Speaker Paul Ryan formally declared Donald Trump the winner of the Republican presidential nomination, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday night.
The announcement came following a state by state roll call, when Trump finally claimed the 1,725 delegates needed to clinch the nomination.
Ted Cruz was the runner-up with 475 delegates, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich came in third with 129 votes.
Trump, who will not address the convention until Wednesday, did speak from New York via video link following the announcement.
He expressed his pride at being nominated and promised to bring ”real change and leadership” to Washington.
The real estate mogul and reality TV star also took to twitter to celebrate the nomination.
Such a great honor to be the Republican Nominee for President of the United States. I will work hard and never let you down! AMERICA FIRST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2016
Meanwhile, speeches continued following the nomination on day two of the convention.
Speakers included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Trump’s children, Donald Jr. and Tiffany Trump.