Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world. The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.
Mr Trump pledged that he would be "president for all Americans" in his New York victory speech. He said it was not a campaign but a movement that had won him the White House, comprised of "all people of different backgrounds and beliefs". He said victory had been "tough". "This political stuff is nasty and it's tough," he said, while thanking his family.
It was an extraordinary election night. Mr Trump won some early east coast states and did not look back. When he secured the key swing state of Florida, a clear path to the presidency was laid out. He went on to win Ohio and South Carolina. In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election - but then later called Mr Trump to congratulate him on his victory.
Source: The Telegraph