Update: Donald Trump becomes US 45th President

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The Republican nominee’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite
months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton.

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.

Mr Trump’s victory in Wisconsin put him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college votes needed to win the White House.

The US president-elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: “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.”

He added: “It is time for us to come together as one united people.”

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