“It’s time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he said after Hillary Clinton conceded the election. Republicans held on to their Senate majority. And US stock futures have turned down dramatically, following a freakout over a Trump presidency.
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It’s over. Trump won. Clinton has called him to concede.
Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, having defeated Hillary Clinton in a stunning upset. He pulled off a surprise victory in Wisconsin, and won the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Clinton captured the swing states of Virginia, Nevada, and Colorado. At the time of writing, New Hampshire and Michigan were still too close to call. Here’s the full map.
The president-elect struck a conciliatory tone in his victory speech on Wednesday, calling for the country to heal the divides ripped open during a raucous campaign. Clinton didn’t give a concession speech.
Panic in the scientific community: They’re scared about climate change, biomedical research funding, and a general backlash against the “elite,” among other things. Trump has taken many anti-science stances, most notably claiming that climate change is a “hoax”, “bullshit,” and invented by the Chinese.
Republicans will be holding their majority in the Senate, denying Democrats the four seats they needed for a takeover — a surprising outcome following months and millions of dollars Democrats spent pounding Republican incumbents for their ties to Trump.
The state of #ElectionNight at 2:31 am ET when it became clear Donald Trump would be the next president.
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How the world is reacting to Trump’s victory. TL;DR: Most people just can’t believe it.
Officials across the world called it “shocking,” “baffling,” “frightening,” and “scary.” One senior US diplomat based in Egypt told BuzzFeed News that “there is no plan for what happens when Trump wins. It was too frightening to consider.”
Russia, too, is pretty happy. Politicians are jubilant and say they expect a more “constructive” relationship with the US with Trump as president. President Vladimir Putin was one of the first world leaders to congratulate him.
Protests:In Oakland, people blocked traffic along the freeways, lit trash fires, and broke windows in downtown businesses. Meanwhile in downtown Los Angeles, a handful of peaceful protesters chanted “We stand together.”
For Trump supporters in Middle America his seemingly improbable victory wasn’t that improbable.
For years resentment has simmered just beneath the affable, country demeanor of Trump’s America. Fueled by a mixture of racial tensions and a feeling that — rightly or wrongly — promises of perpetual economic and social prosperity had been made and broken, white Middle America took its anger out on the system it believes has betrayed it on Tuesday night.
“People are fed up,” Rep. Billy Long, a Republican congressman from Missouri, said of Trump’s victory. And they — the largely white, Christian, working- and middle-class masses — have been for a while.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump react as they watch the election results in New York. John Locher / AP Photo
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And Canada seems ready to welcome Americans. With a lot of people of color, LGBT folks, Muslims, and other minority groups worried for what’s to come, there’ve been a lot of jokes about moving to Canada — the country’s immigration website actually crashed as election results came in. But to many people, it’s not so funny anymore.