Trump wins the White House
Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the US election with 276 electoral college votes to rival Hillary Clinton’s 218.
In his New York victory speech Trump vowed that he would be “President for all Americans”.
He said he was “reaching out” to the people who had not supported him to “unify the country”.
“Now it’s time to bind the wounds of division. I say to Democrats and Republicans it is time come together as one united people,” he said.
“I pledge to be president for all Americans,” he said, adding: “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
He said it was not a campaign but a movement that had won him the White House, comprised of “all people of different backgrounds and beliefs”.
Trump sealed a win in some early east coast states. However, he was set for a clear win when he secured the key swing state of Florida and went on to win Ohio and South Carolina.
Trump added: “We will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will deal fairly with everyone. We will seek common ground, partnership not conflict.
“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our destiny.”
Hillary Clinton was refusing to concede defeat but then later congratulated Trump on his win.