Donald Trump has claimed victory before a crowd of cheering supporters at his New York headquarters, calling on Americans to “come together as one united people” and congratulating Hillary Clinton on a hard-fought battle.
LIVE updates US Presidential election 2016 results: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is up against her Republican rival Donald Trump in the fight for the White House.
Donald Trump was elected America’s 45th president Tuesday, an astonishing victory for a celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations on his way to the White House. His triumph over Hillary Clinton will end eight years of Democratic dominance of the White House and threatens to undo major achievements of President Barack Obama. He’s pledged to act quickly to repeal Obama’s landmark health care law, revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly Mexico and Canada.