Donald Trump IS the next US President, shocks world

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Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States after Hillary Clinton called him to concede.

The billionaire is on stage in New York giving a victory speech after swing states such as Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Carolina took him beyond the 270 Electoral College votes required to take the White House.

As fans chanted “USA, USA”, he told his supporters:

“I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”

Mr Trump said he was “reaching out” to those who did not support him and that “it is time for us to come together as one united people”.

“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” he added.

Mr Trump will not be inaugurated until 20 January – but thoughts are already turning to what his presidency will look like following promises to build a wall at the Mexican border and to ban Muslims from entering the US.

In a message to the world, he said: “While we will always put American interests first we will deal with everyone. We will seek common ground, not hostility. Partnership, not conflict.”

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