The impossible became possible. Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton and will be the 45th President of the United States.
Saying Trump’s campaign was unconventional is a severe understatement. Every piece of conventional wisdom, every shred of data, ultimately proved to be wrong as we came into Election Day. As the sun rises tomorrow, America will face this strange, new reality, and questions will ultimately have to be answered.
As it stands right now according to the Decision Desk, Trump has 286 electoral votes, and that puts him over the top. Our friends at DDHQ were joined by the Associated Press, who made the call more than an hour later for Trump.
BREAKING: Donald Trump is elected president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yJpgfsAbc6
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 9, 2016
His unexpected and unprecedented momentum has not only given him the most powerful position in the world, but it has kept his party in control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.