US Elections 2016: Donald Trump is the 45th U.S. President

In a historic win over Hillary Clinton in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States of America. He also took over Pennsylvania, breaking through a Democratic firewall in a state that had not backed a Republican for president since 1988.

A real estate developer-turned-reality television star, Donald Trump passed the 270 electoral college votes he needed to secure the presidency.

CNN and NBC reported that Clinton had called Donald Trump to concede but would not be making a public address.

According to The Guardian, Republicans have also secured majorities in the House of Representatives, the Senate and will probably get to reappoint a fifth Republican nominee to the supreme court – potentially leaving the new president with few checks and balances.

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