Real Time Results
WINNIPEG – Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States.
The Republican nominee won early Wednesday morning after capturing Wisconsin, which put him over the threshold of 270 electoral votes he needed.
It was a shocking victory for the celebrity businessman and signs of an upset began to present themselves as Trump pulled off victories in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
But Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran into trouble when Trump began to push into traditionally democratic rust belt strongholds.
The 70-year-old Trump shocked Democrats by breaking through in Wisconsin and flipping Pennsylvania – a state which hasn’t gone Republican in a generation.
At around 3 a.m. ET, Trump addressed his supporters and began by praising Hillary Clinton for a hard fought campaign.
“Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country,” said Trump who pledged to be a president for all Americans.
“Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential,” Trump claimed. “The forgotten man and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
Clinton delivered her concession speech late Wednesday morning
US President Barack Obama has congratulated Trump on his victory and invited the president-elect to the White House to discuss the transition.
Trump’s victory, along with the Republicans’ control of Congress, could threaten many of Obama’s major achievements.
He has vowed to go after Obama’s health care law, rewrite trade deals with other countries and revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Senate control will make it easy for Trump to appoint US Supreme Court justices.
World Leaders Congratulate Trump
Felicito a EUA por su proceso electoral y le reitero a @realDonaldTrump la disposición de trabajar juntos en favor de la relación bilateral.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 9, 2016
Владимир Путин поздравил Дональда Трампа с победой на выборах Президента США https://t.co/n8FuMPNWgn— Президент России (@KremlinRussia) November 9, 2016
I would like to congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the next President of the United States. Full statement: https://t.co/7W2feuodUE— Theresa May (@theresa_may) November 9, 2016
The Aus Gvt congratulates President Elect Trump. With our shared, enduring national interests, our relationship will continue to be strong. pic.twitter.com/xzeIXVdKIJ— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) November 9, 2016
I congratulate Donald Trump on being elected the 45th President of the United States of America. pic.twitter.com/mD2lIn6L2k— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) November 9, 2016