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9 Nov, 2016 07:33

It’s official: Trump to become 45th president of the United States

It’s official: Trump to become 45th president of the United States

Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has won 290 electoral votes, becoming the 45th president-elect of the United States. His rival, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, conceded the election from New York on Wednesday.


  • 10 November 2016

    03:23 GMT

    An anti-Trump protest in Richmond, Virginia turned destructive when the Republican HQ was vandalized. A demonstrator smashed windows after throwing a pumpkin at a door, and the doorbell was also broken, according to WWBT.

  • 09 November 2016

    23:44 GMT

    To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” Sanders said in a statement Wednesday evening. “To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environmental policies, we will vigorously oppose him.

  • 22:28 GMT

    Protesters also gathered near the White House in Washington, DC as it began to rain.

  • 21:32 GMT

    Protesters clashed with Trump supporters outside Trump's residence on 5th Avenue, the day after the election that will send the GOP candidate to the White House. 

  • 21:27 GMT

    The day after the Election, perhaps evidence of so many American citizens' befuddlement with the outcome that will send GOP candidate Donald Trump to the White House was to be found in questions trending on Google.

    The most frequent Google search terms were ‘How did Trump win?” “How did this happen?” “How did Clinton lose?” “How did Michigan vote?” “How did the polls get it so wrong?”



  • 21:07 GMT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to President-elect Trump by phone on Wednesday and was invited to visit the US "at first opportunity," his office announced.

    The president of Turkey sent his regards as well.

  • 20:30 GMT

    Outside of Trump Tower in New York City, supporters and detractors of the president-elect squared off Wednesday afternoon.

  • 19:58 GMT

    AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, who endorsed Clinton during the campaign, offered congratulations to President-elect Trump and pledged to work together with him "consistent with our values."

    “This election is a statement about our broken economic and political rules,” Trumka said, adding the union will work with Trump to make his promises of reviving manufacturing and renegotiating trade a reality.

    However, he added, "the presence of racism, misogyny and anti-immigrant appeals caused damage in this campaign and we must try to repair it with inclusion, decency and honesty."

  • 19:46 GMT

    “I’m so proud of this campaign, I feel so inspired by it, and empowered,” Clinton told her supporters in an impromptu address at the New Yorker Hotel, after her concession speech.

    “We won the popular vote,” she added, to cheers.

    “As hard as this is, and I won’t sugarcoat it, it’s very hard,” Clinton said, “there will be more opportunities in the years ahead.”

  • 18:54 GMT

    There is a demonstration against Trump in front of the US Embassy in London, UK.