Donald Trump, 70, will be the 45th president of the United States. The real-estate developer and former reality-TV star is the first person to win the presidency without having previously held public office or served in the U.S. military.
The newly elected 45th president will arrive in the Oval Office with the usual checklist of fixes, but the new leader will also be left with the effects of the traumatic journey that was Election 2016.
The Senate remains in Republican control, after Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey beat out his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty to retain his seat, dashing the Democrats’ hope of a return to power in Congress next year.
Futures trading was halted for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index amid a 5 percent loss, and the panic reached all the way to Asia, where Japan’s Nikkei index plunged more than 900 points at one point — almost 5.4 percent.
Donald Trump's victory reveals that many of the assumptions that people have long made about who we are as a country and what we want out of our politicians, our political system and each other are, frankly, wrong.