The world appears to be in collective mourning today as the US voted for Donald Trump in the presidential battle against Hillary Clinton.
The Republican candidate received a huge number of votes despite his controversial campaign that saw him being accused of misogyny.
Mrs Clinton has now called Donald Trump to concede defeat.
Mike Pence, the new Vice President, said: ‘This is a historic night. The American people have spoken and people have elected their new champion.’
It appears as thought people bought into the ‘make America great again’ mantra and his pledge to reduce taxes ‘across the board’.
He paid tribute to Hillary Clinton saying ‘we owe here a major debt of gratitude’ for her service, adding that it was time to end divide.
He said: I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us – it’s about us – on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign.’
He added: ‘It’s time to come together as one united people.’
Things appeared to go wrong for the Clinton campaign when Trump took Florida with markets and currencies around the world crashing.
Mr Trump said it was ‘now time for America to bind the wounds of division and come together’.
The first states to be decided produced the predicted results – Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, West Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee went for Mr Trump, while Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware and the District of Columbia were claimed by Mrs Clinton.
In later waves, Mr Trump added Texas, Kansas, Georgia and more to his column while Mrs Clinton took New York and Illinois. She later added huge and reliably Democratic California.
Michigan and Wisconsin, two Midwestern powerhouses that have not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since the 1980s, took on unexpected importance.
Mrs Clinton’s campaign had largely taken both for granted, but made a late push in Michigan in the race’s final days.
The uncertainty sent Dow Jones futures and Asian markets tumbling, reflecting investor concern over what a Trump presidency might mean for the economy and trade.
As Mrs Clinton’s team anxiously waited for results to roll in, the candidate tweeted supporters:
The United States of america are not yet ready for a Female President