US election results: Donald Trump defeats Hillary Clinton to win presidential race
Donald Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world.
The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.
Mr Trump pledged that he would be “president for all Americans” in his New York victory speech.
Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer, and the President-elect of the United States, scheduled to take office as the 45th president under the 20th amendment on January 20, 2017.
Born: June 14, 1946 (age 70), Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Candidate for: President of the United States
Party: Republican Party
Running mate: Mike Pence
Spouse: Melania Trump (m. 2005), Marla Maples (m. 1993–1999), Ivana Trump (m. 1977–1992)
- Donald Trump will become America’s 45th president, according to Antony Green
- Mr Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in some key swing states
- Mrs Clinton will not be speaking publicly tonight
- We’re expecting to hear from Mr Trump soon
Donald Trump has won the White House. Republicans retained control of the Senate, and they’re expected to keep the House, too. One party rule means that President Obama’s health care law is in real jeopardy.