11/9/2016 5:24:13 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Riding the anti-establishment wave, Donald Trump achieved one of the most improbable political victories in modern US history, beating Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton in a closely contested election.
Trump’s campaign was mired in a series of controversies with his extreme policies drawing criticism for his racist and sexist behaviour, and a lack of conventional political experience.
Trump left Trump Tower for the short journey to the Hilton Midtown, where the president-elect then took to the stage and insisted he would “deal fairly with everyone”. “Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business, complicated business,” began Trump to raucous chants of “U-S-A, U-S-A” from his excited supporters.
“I have just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us – it’s about us and our victory – and I congratulated her on a very hard fought campaign,” he said before thanking his family and supporters who stood by him during this campaign.
Clinton’s Hollywood Fans Disappointed
There was misery for Hillary Clinton's band of Hollywood megafans as Donald Trump emerged victorious.
Many of them, including Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer, have said they will leave the United States if Trump was elected.
Canada took to Twitter to welcome them, writing that immigrants are 'encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens.'
And the country's immigration website kept crashing as a Trump victory looked imminent and thousands went online seeking a way out of the country.
It came as Clinton superfan Katy Perry revealed her parents voted for Trump, while her Hollywood pals began to panic on Twitter when the election results weren't going the Democratic nominee's way.
But Dunham posted a video on Instagram at around 11pm, in which she and Lady Gaga told their followers: 'We still believe.'