Donald Trump Wins The Presidency In Stunning Upset Over Clinton

Donald John Trump has been projected as the winner of the presidential election, according to The Associated Press, after election returns showed that Trump had won stunning come-from-behind victories across a swath of contested states.

Trump, 70, will be the 45th president of the United States. A real-estate developer and former reality-TV star, Trump is the first person to win the presidency without having previously held public office or served in the U.S. military.

Mike Pence, 57, will be vice president. Pence was a longtime member of the House of Representatives and is now the Republican governor of Indiana.

Trump’s victory could produce significant repercussions, both economic and political. Stock markets had risen in recent days, believing that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win. On Tuesday evening, as Trump reeled off a string of unexpected victories across the Midwest, futures market nosedived — likely anticipating global upheaval as Trump tries to follow through on aggressive campaign promises: to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, to impose tougher trading conditions on China, and to force U.S. manufacturers not to move operations overseas.

At Trump’s party, supporters hugged each other, waved Trump signs over their heads and erupted in cheers after the race was officially called.

“Donald! Donald!” they chanted.

In political terms, Trump’s win will likely hands Republicans control of both the executive and legislative branches of government.

That could lead to long-sought GOP dreams coming true, like the repeal of “Obamacare” and the end of regulations limiting greenhouse-gas emissions. But it could also lead to Republican infighting, since Trump’s policy ideas – including more friendliness toward Russia, and protectionist trade positions – are starkly at odds with what other many Republicans believe.

His victory on Tuesday was the biggest surprise of the modern presidential era – a shocking upset, at a time when mass communication and zealous polling sought to make such surprises less likely.

Trump had entered Election Day trailing Clinton in a slew of national and swing-state polls, and with a get-out-the-vote operation far smaller than hers. He had fared poorly in all three debates.

But Trump was helped by an odd confluence of outside forces.

The website WikiLeaks had been releasing thousands of emails stolen from Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta – a massive hack that the U.S. government blamed on Russia.

Then, in the campaign’s late stages, Trump got help from the combination of Anthony Weiner – the former congressman, married to Clinton aide Huma Abedin – and FBI Director James Comey.
After FBI agents seized a laptop used by Weiner in an investigation into lewd text messages that Weiner allegedly sent to a 15 year-old girl. In late October, Comey announced that the FBI was examining other emails found on the laptop, which might have been pertinent to a previous investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business.

Nine days later, Comey announced that the review had found nothing that changed the bureau’s past investigation. But the damage had been done, as voters were reminded of Clinton’s email scandal.

On Tuesday, Trump won, based on very strong turnout in rural areas, and among white voters.

That victory was the last, and most incredible, in a series of unexpected victories for Trump since he rode down a Trump Tower escalator last June to launch his presidential bid. He defeated 16 other Republicans in the primary process, and then beat the better-funded and better-organized Clinton by relying on huge rallies, free TV exposure, and the electorate’s hunger for change.

Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state, had been the de facto Democratic nominee for the entire campaign. She was hampered, in its final hours, by lower-than-expected enthusiasm among young voters, and lower turnout in urban areas.

Clinton’s campaign team had felt buoyant coming into Tuesday, after a massive rally Monday night in Philadelphia that featured President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Bruce Springsteen.

But Clinton’s bid to be the first female president ended in disappointment.

Shortly after 2 am, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta addressed her remaining supporters at Javits Center in New York, announcing that the candidate would not be speaking because some states remained too close to call. He urged those gathered to go home and get some sleep.

“We can wait a little longer, can’t we?” Podesta asked a cheering crowd. “We’re still counting votes, and every vote should count.

He thanked Clinton’s supporters, saying, “your voices and your enthusiasm mean so much to her.”

© 2016 The Washington Post

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

16 thoughts on “Donald Trump Wins The Presidency In Stunning Upset Over Clinton

  • October 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    It’s best to take component in a contest for one of the greatest blogs on the net. I will recommend this web page!

  • November 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  • November 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    There is obviously a bunch to realize about this. I feel you made certain good points in features also.

  • November 13, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Once again, I find numerous exciting people today and matters to discuss below.
    If you nonetheless have some inquiries remaining – feel free to jot down me.

  • November 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

    You made some first rate factors there. I seemed on the web for the issue and found most people will go together with together with your website.

  • November 16, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I am intrigued to discover what blog platform you have been using? I’m experiencing some small security challenges with the most recent blog on Arvind Pandit so I’d like to find one thing much more secure. Have any strategies?

  • November 18, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks a lot for sharing this info, I saved this site. I’m additionally trying to find info on kmspico activator, do you know the place where I can come across one thing like this? I will return very soon!

  • November 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Hi there I am really thrilled I came across your web page, I basically encountered you by accident, when I was researching on Yahoo for thailand lottery sure number. Anyhow I’m here right now and would really enjoy to say thanks for a wonderful article and the overall interesting website (I also adore the theme/design), I do not have sufficient time to look over it entirely at the moment however I have saved it and also added in the RSS feeds, so once I have the time I’ll be returning to read much more. Make sure you do continue the amazing work.

  • November 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I really adore your site and find a lot of the posts to be just what I am searching for. Would you offer guest writers to write articles for you? I wouldn’t mind publishing an article about facetime android app or maybe on many of the topics you are writing about on this page. Again, awesome blog!

  • November 23, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Hi and thanks for this terrific content! I truly appreciated it.I’ll make certain to bookmark the page and will come back very soon. I would like to encourage that you keep going with your good posts, possibly write about social media marketing as well, have a fantastic day!

  • November 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Greetings! This is my first comment on your site so I simply wanted to say a fast shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other sites which cover wireless intercom? I’m as well really hooked on this thing! Thanks for your time!

  • November 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    obviously like your website however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very bothersome to tell the truth on the other hand I will certainly come back again.

  • November 25, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hi there, you are certainly right. I always read your articles attentively. I’m also curious about kik for computer, maybe you might write about that sometimes. Have a good day.

  • November 25, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I came over here via some other web address on the subject of twitter followers and thought I might consider this. I quite like what I see so now I am following you. Looking forward to exploring your site all over again.

  • November 26, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Our LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) HGV training is based in East London, and our LGV/ HGV courses are taught by qualified DVSA LGV & HGV trainers. LGV was formerly known as HGV, where it used to be referred to as HGV Class 2 (now called LGV Category C) and HGV class 1 (Now called LGV Category C+E).

Comments are closed.