Donald Trump is the next US president and leader of the free world!
The Republic Party presidential candidate trumped Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party to clinch more than 270 electoral college votes needed to be the president of the world’s most powerful nation.
According to Fox News, New York Times, CNN, the Republican Party candidate attained the 270 threshold, against popular opinion,nationwide polls, and expert analysis.
The 70-year-old, as at press time, was also winning the popular vote by over 57 million votes to his name, as against Clinton’s 56 million votes.
He will succeed Barack Obama, America’s fifth youngest president, who became president at 47.
Trump becomes the first President of the United States without political experience as a governor, senator or military man in the country in over 80 years.
Dwight Eisenhower, the last president with no political experience, was Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War Two, before he was elected to office in 1953.
However, Herbert Hoover, who was president from 1929 to 1933, was previously an engineer and humanitarian befpre becoming president.
He is the presidential candidate who has spent the least on a presidential campaign, spending $91m (£69m) up to 22 July, of which $50million was his own money, according to the Federal Election Commission records.
No other candidate since Al Gore in 2000 ($126m) has spent as little. Hillary Clinton had spent over on some $275million at about the same time.
Trump celebrated his 70th birthday on June 14, 2016, and is now the oldest president in history as at the time he won the elections. Ronald Reagan was only 69 when he took office.
Trump will also become the first person from New York to be president in 71 years.