U-S President-elect Donald Trump is vowing to unify a deeply divided nation, having scored a stunning election victory backed by extraordinary support from working-class America.
There’s been no public comment yet from rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump later said Clinton phoned to congratulate him, and he said Americans owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service.
Donald Trump’s victory — and the Republicans’ continued control of Congress — threaten many of U-S President Barack Obama’s major achievements.
The Republican has vowed to repeal Obama’s health care law, revoke the nuclear agreement with Iran, and rewrite important trade deals with other countries, particularly the NAFTA deal with Canada and Mexico.
Senate control means Trump will also have great leeway in appointing U-S Supreme Court justices.
European stock markets opened lower this morning after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
Carsten Brzeski, chief economist at ING Germany, says markets will face “chaos and turmoil” in the coming days because of uncertainty about what economic program Trump will follow.