Donald Trump has stunned the world and won the 2016 presidential election, according to multiple outlets. He will become the 45th president of the United States.
In a stinging rebuke to the ruling class, Trump harnessed the populist energy of his followers to issue a clear message to the Washington, D.C., establishment. There’s no denying that the people have demanded change; now it’s up to Trump to deliver on his campaign promises.
Almost every major poll turned out to be useless as the Republican nominee pulled off a series of shocking upset victories in battleground states, including Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Trump also became the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Hillary Clinton and her campaign were left shellshocked as they watched the election results come in. Some of the Democratic nominee’s supporters were even seen crying at Clinton HQ in New York City.
There had been warnings that Trump could pull off a shocking upset, signs that went largely ignored by the media and political elites. The signs that voter enthusiasm was on Trump’s side were certainly evident: Massive turnout at rallies. Bumper stickers. MAGA hats. Lawn signs.
Though his candidacy was mocked almost the entire way by critics, President Donald Trump has nonetheless become reality.
Trump, as president-elect, could meet with President Barack Obama as early as Wednesday.