Donald Trump wins the US presidential election
Republican Donald Trump has defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the US election and will become the 45th President of the United States
Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. The Republican nominee won on Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
President-elect Donald Trump has lived up to his boisterous campaign rhetoric, pulling off a come from behind win early Wednesday morning.
After securing Pennsylvania and Alaska earlier in the day, Trump was all but assured the presidency, which he did shortly after by claiming Wisconsin.
“It is time for us to come together as one united people,” he said during a victory speech in New York. “While our campaign is over, our work is really just beginning.
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best”, he said, but pledged that “we will deal fairly with everyone”.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton earlier called Trump and congratulated him on his victory, he said. “We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service,” he said.
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