We have a Donald Trump presidency, so welcome to the madness.
The Republican candidate, with no political experience, pulled off a remarkable victory, taking to the stage just before 8am (Irish time) to say he’d had a call from Clinton congratulating him on his win – before all the results had even been declared.
But how did this happen? We hear you ask. Here’s how…
Republicans started the night with a 54-46 majority in the Senate and are on track to end up with at least 52 seats, and the advantages of being in the majority are significant.
1928 was last time Republicans had the White House, the House and the Senate.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 9, 2016
For two more years the Republicans will have their lock on the House as they gained even more seats. The party has 226 seats at the moment to the Democrats 163.
so i woke up to find out donald trump has won the popular vote ..........— bambi (@kywxlli) November 9, 2016
Even if America didn’t have the electoral college system, Trump still would have won based on an aggregate of American votes. He currently has 48% of the popular votes, and they’re not even all in yet.
London’s FTSE 100 Index dropping as much as 2% or 146.8 points to 6696.3 as investors abandoned riskier trades including global stocks.
Shares also tumbled in Asia and the dollar and Mexican peso fell. US stocks are set to suffer when they open at 2.30pm Irish time, with Dow Industrial Average futures having fallen by as much as 4%.
He said: “All Republicans, and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it’s time for us to come together as one united people. It’s time.
“For those who have chosen not to support me in the past – of which there were a few people – I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our country.”