The Republican candidate s election represents a massive failure of the soothsaying machine, which predicted that the better funded, deeply connected, infinitely more experienced Hillary Clinton would become the first woman US president.
Instead, the country has elected a man with no political experience nor concrete plans for making good on the sweeping promises he made to his wildly enthusiastic core constituents.
Tonight, American voters clearly said they didn t buy it.
Trump won the race with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Clinton, according to the AP.
Trump won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes.
He swept all key battleground states, including Ohio and North Carolina, to take the White House.