Trump beats Clinton to take White House
Donald Trump will become the 45th US president
Trump’s victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House. (Clinton 218 Trump 276)
He also won in Florida, Ohio, Pensylvania and North Carolina amongst others.
“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.”
Mr Trump will take office in January with Congress fully under Republican control. The Republicans also held on to the Senate in Tuesday’s general election.
Vladimir Putin has sent Trump a telegram to congratulate him. The Russian president hopes for joint work to improve US-Russian relations, Russian media report.
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated Trump, according to Reuters.
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