USA (Thursday, November 10, 2016, Gaudium Press) Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Trump easily reached the 270 electoral college vote threshold, taking many of the key battleground states. Before his supporters in New York President elect Trump promised to unify the nation after a rancorous campaign.
Hilary Clinton called her Republican rival to concede but did not plan to speak publicly until Wednesday morning.
Trump won in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states that hadn’t voted for a GOP presidential candidate since the 1980s. He also won in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and others.
Global stock markets and U.S. stock futures plunged, reflecting investor concern over what a Trump presidency might mean for the U.S. and world economies and trade.
Among those sending their congratulations to the president elect was Russian President Putin and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk.