Trump elected U.S. president

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The Republican nominee's projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.
Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.

Mr Trump's victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.
The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: "I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory."

"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."
He added: "It is time for us to come together as one united people."

The real estate tycoon, former reality TV star and political newcomer, who was universally ridiculed when he declared his candidacy in June last year, said his victory had been "tough".
Mrs Clinton, 69, who dreamed of becoming the first female US president, did not show up for what was meant to be her victory rally across town in Manhattan.

The mood was dark at her election night party in the Javits Center, as supporters wept and left early.
At Trump headquarters earlier, his fans cheered and chanted about the Democratic nominee: "Lock her up!"

Democrats were also unable to wrest control of the Senate from Republicans, who retained their majority in both chambers of Congress.
Hours after polling stations closed, Mrs Clinton also suffered major blows in Democratic-leaning states like Pennsylvania and Iowa, where a Republican has not won since 2004.

New Hampshire and Michigan - which were meant to be part of the Clinton firewall - remained too close to call as of Wednesday morning.
Mr Trump, a populist billionaire, provoked controversy on the campaign trail for comments about women, Muslims and a plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border.

Mrs Clinton saw her campaign dogged by FBI investigations into whether she abused state secrets by operating a private email server during her time as US secretary of state.
Last Sunday, the law enforcement bureau cleared her once again of any criminality.

Mr Trump and Mrs Clinton were vying to succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.
After two four-year terms in the White House, he was barred by the US constitution from running for re-election.

Comments (11)

congratulations to Donald Trump for democratically winning the US presidency!!

OBEY LUJIKA - 9 November 2016

congratulations to Trump for winning the US Presidency!

Obey Lujika - 9 November 2016

the next person to be eaten alive like what was done to clinton is mugabe.come 2018

chipangano - 9 November 2016

If you really think about it Trump cannot be worse than Obama? Portrayed by the Western media as a man of peace President Obama has sanctioned so many wars in the Middle East and is directly responsible for the chaos, misery and great suffering in places like Iraq, Libya and now Syria? Before he has even been tested Trump has already been accused by the liberal Democrats as being a war mongerer and someone likely to start a world war - yet he is on record questioning the reasons behind the deteriorating relationship between US and Russia, wanting to know why and how they can improve it. He has also commented positively on the leadership qualities of the Russian President? To a large extent I blame the Western main stream media for being so blatantly biased and failing to portray an accurate picture. On the positive side, Trump has fingered Sir Robert as being an evil dictator so lets be hopeful that he can try and do something to try and alter the attitude of SADC and AU towards their current lethargical stand on Mugabe. We can only pray.

Mbewa - 9 November 2016

watch the space, takamirira kuona kuti vaye vaiti pasi na Bush, kuti vachati pasi na Trump here?

cHe - 9 November 2016

@Mbewa: I dont understand what wrong Obama did in Iraq. Forinstance America did well to intervene and remove Saddam, who was commiting genocide against the minority calling them devil worshippers and impure. Saddam literally killed and closed entire villages in the name of ethnic cleansing. Ask the Kurds, Yizdies to find out the attrocities of Saddam

sandura - 9 November 2016

The USA economy is decline, and will be in decline for a long time that is why they voted for Trump, a nationalist, who stands for white capital. In Zimbabwe you see blacks fighting to protect a white man's privileges. The battle lines are being drawn and the writing is on the wall. Fight for an African man's survival.

ADF - 9 November 2016

the USA must be congratulated for the smooth transfer of power. the state must never be privatised becaz it breeds warlords as is in Libya.zimbabweans must also accept that the state house belongs to the state not individuals

Major - 9 November 2016

what a winn! while it changes the face of world politics, it must be a big lesson also for Africa. smooth transition is very possible. Wake up Africa. On a rather different note. Remember the "MAN OF GOD" he had saw Cliton winning by a slim margin. this was however not to be so. what really went wrong. are these true prophets or fake prophets we have in our midst. a word of a true prophet come to pass not by chance but as ordained by God. if it fails the test then he or she it not to be regarded as a messenger of God. Let us not just rush into accepting these men and women to be prophets lest we be laid astray.

jacob mpofu - 9 November 2016

what a winn! while it changes the face of world politics, it must be a big lesson also for Africa. smooth transition is very possible. Wake up Africa. On a rather different note. Remember the "MAN OF GOD" he had saw Cliton winning by a slim margin. this was however not to be so. what really went wrong. are these true prophets or fake prophets we have in our midst. a word of a true prophet come to pass not by chance but as ordained by God. if it fails the test then he or she it not to be regarded as a messenger of God. Let us not just rush into accepting these men and women to be prophets lest we be laid astray.

jacob mpofu - 9 November 2016

He doesn't have the qualifications to be the president! However mending US Russia relations will fix so many problems in the world, especially syria. However he has campaigned by appealing to people's fears and insecurities, he's a racist, a bigot, islamaphobe and he's on record saying "I grab womens pussies" The last for years of the 2010's are going to be damn interesting!

Young Zimbo - 9 November 2016

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