Victorious Trump tells New Hampshire voters: 'You started it'

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report A rebuttal to Trump in support of college endowments Stein attempts to mock Johnson after foreign leader gaffe MORE delivered a smiling and gracious victory speech after a decisive win Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. 

He began by thanking a number of family members living and dead, including his wife and children standing on stage behind him. 

"We want to thank the people of New Hampshire. Don’t we love the people of New Hampshire?" Trump said at his Granite State speech.

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"I want to thank you. I love you. We are going to be back. You started it, remember, you started it.” 

While much of Trump's candidacy has been defined by headline-grabbing barbs with his rivals, in his speech he praised both his opponents and the Republican National Committee.

"We have to thank the candidates, we have some really talented people," Trump said. 

"We have some real talent in the Republican Party. The RNC and [Chairman] Reince [Priebus], we want to thank everybody."

Trump has at times had a testy relationship with the GOP and flirted with a third-party bid.

He went on to deliver a condensed, version of his typical stump speech, vowing to bring jobs back from overseas, make "great" trade deals, and take the fight to the Islamic extremists.

He also boasted about his decision to largely self-finance his campaign. 

"One of those things that has really caught on that's very important is self-funding my campaign," he said.

Trump said special interests were funding the commercials of other candidates from both parties.

"When you see the kind of deals made in our country, a lot of those deals are made because the politicians aren’t so stupid. They are making them for their benefit," he continued, "we are going to make the deals for the American people.” 

The real estate magnate turned GOP candidate waited until the end of Democratic primary winner Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersVulnerable NH Republican ties reelection bid to Trump Overnight Finance: Congress poised to avoid shutdown | Yellen defends Fed from Trump | Why Obama needs PhRMA on trade Trump mocks Clinton for stumbling while sick with pneumonia MORE's (I-Vt.) 30-minute speech before he came out, taking advantage of uninterrupted national media coverage.

He also spoke at the same time as Jeb Bush, crowding him out of the television spotlight.

Trump cruised to victory as media outlets declared him victorious moments after the polls closed in New Hampshire with as little as 10 percent of precincts reporting.

This story was updated at 10:46 p.m.