Donald Trump triumphs as he is elected President of the United States

Trump in control of Senate, House of Representatives and the White House

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Donald Trump triumphs as he is elected President of the United States

Donald Trump in New York this morning

In an historic upset, Donald Trump is now president-elect of the United States, winning at his ease.

It's fair to say, like many across the world, most Donegal people woke up this morning surprised to learn that the controversial billionaire would in fact win the race to the White House.

"It's Brexit all over," one local commented this morning.

The Republican took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio early this morning, as he marched towards the White House.

Mr Trump pledged that he would be "president for all Americans" in his New York victory speech. 

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."