Republican candidate Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th US President for the next four years.
In Trump's victory speech he said, “It’s time for us to come together as a united people.”
Trump won 288 (48%) votes over Clinton who only secured 215 (47.2%). This election saw an increase of 82 votes for the Republicans compared to the last US elections in 2012 where they only gained 206. Trump took three crucial victories in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.
The historical moment of seeing the first female President of the United States did not eventuate today but Trump did congratulate Clinton and thanked her and the Democrats for their efforts in what Trump described as a very long, hard fought campaign.
Trump has promised to take care of their veterans, embark on a project of natural growth and renewal, establish an economic plan and double their growth for a stronger economy.
Some of Trump’s major policies throughout his campaign were described as controversial including building a wall between the United States and Mexico to restrict illegal immigrants.
He plans to give authority to the US Military to torture detainees and kill the families of terrorists, and also stop Muslims from entering the US.
Trump will also introduce some form of punishment for women who have abortions.
Meanwhile, Trump had this message for the rest of the world.
“I want to tell the world that while we will put Americans interests first we will deal fairly with everyone. We will seek common ground, not hostility.”
Inauguration day for the 45th US President will take place here in Washington DC on January 20 next year.