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Uncertain Trump Team Prepared 2 Election Night Speeches: Sources

The sources said more time was spent readying his concession speech

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    Republican president-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd during his acceptance speech at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City. Sources say that the Trump campaign wrote two speeches for the evening, but worked more on a concession speech than the victory speech he gave.

    Donald Trump's campaign prepared both a concession speech and a victory speech for Election Night, sources told NBC News.

    More time was spent on a concession speech, as the campaign's own data showed only a narrow path to the 270 electorates needed to win the White House.

    His campaign felt pressure to acknowledge the outcome of potential defeatafter Trump's repeated comments about a "rigged" system and concern over whether he would accept the results of the election. But as results poured in and a victory seemed likely, the victory speech was revised in real time.

    Trump's running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and writer and policy adviser Steve Miller worked with him to write the speech.

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