Trump beating Hillary Clinton in US Election

Trump beating Hillary Clinton in US Election

Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has won the US presidential elections.

The 70-year-old had 274 electoral votes - four more than the 270 required to win -as at the time of filing this report.

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Trump beating Hillary Clinton in US Election

The news has sent global financial markets crashing as Trump was not expected to do well.

Trump won the three crucial states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio to turn the election on its head.

He also won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania which had been a stronghold of Clinton's Democrats for many decades.

In his victory speech, Trump revealed the Hillary Clinton had called him to congratulate him.

He thanked his supporters for coming out in their number to elect him and his running mate, Mike Pence.

Trump went on to pledge that he would would heal the divisions among Americans.

"I will be a president for all Americans," he said.

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Donald Trump caused quite the stir when he initially announced his bid to join in the presidential race, generating mixed reactions especially because of his very controversial and at some point downright derogatory remarks with regards to immigration policies, world terrorism and race issues in America.

With Ghana’s own elections barely a month away, the news will be well-received by the opposition, the NPP, which has aggressively campaigned on a mantra of change.

The flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, and other party functionaries are likely to appeal to the Ghanaian public to do for the NPP what Americans have done for Trump and the Republican Party.

A similar situation played out in 2008 when the then opposition, the NDC, rode on the back of Barack Obama’s change-inspired victory to win the elections in the second round.

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