Trump Triumphant – US Presidential Election 2016
Donal Trump wins the US Presidential Election 2016 to take the White house beating Hillary Clinton
Despite the months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton, The Republican, Trump has emerged the winner with his victory coming down to a few key states.
In what is already being dubbed “Americas Brexit” by social media, the decision was decided on the battleground states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina which cleared the way for a trump victory
Global markets have already plummeted. The Dow is set to open 800 points down.
It was the Wisconsin vote that put Trump over the 270 electoral votes needed to win.
Trump took to the stage in New York to announce his victory and said: “I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory.”
“Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.”
He added: “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”
After her dreams of becoming the first female president of the US were shattered, Clinton aged 69 did not attend her post result rally in Manhatten
Supporters wept and left early from her election night party as the result started to become clear last night.
Mr Trump will succeed Democratic President Barack Obama who, after two four-year terms in the White House, was barred by the US constitution from running for re-election.