Trump unleashed: Newspaper front pages of the world
Several newspapers reacted passionately about what they thought of the American choice.
The Donald trumped Hillary yesterday, and the rest is history.
The world watched in shock and awe as over eight hours, Trump's Republican red spread across traditionally blue states and weaved a tangled web around Hillary's hopes of presidency.
What many people outside of the US (and quite a few within the country too) assumed was next to impossible became a distinct possibility once Trump won Florida - the state pundits said was critical to his survival.
But he didn't stop at that - angry white American males (and many women too) in the wild wild Midwest - or what Michael Moore referred to as "our Rust belt Brexit" - vented their anger by voting him in power.
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Traditionally blue Democrat states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin turned red, apparently with the seething rage of the angry white voters across upper Midwest and South, denying Hillary the privilege of busting the glass ceiling for the country's top job.
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She came close, though.
Global media was proven wrong, very wrong once again - Brexit was the last major occasion when exit polls and media were caught on the wrong side of public opinion.
But this time media took it personally.
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Several newspapers reacted passionately about what they thought of the American choice. America, though, has chosen, and will have to endure their choice for good or bad over the next four years.
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Below we bring you a cross-section of reactions from global media right after Trump's election - and the front pages of newspapers the next morning.
New York Times
World Awakes to Shock and Uncertainty at Trump's Victory
Much of the world was stunned on Wednesday by Donald J. Trump's stunning upset over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president of the United States. His triumph holds the potential for overturning international relations. Criticisms of trade and immigration were central to his candidacy.
The Wall Street Journal
Trump Surges to Stunning Election Win
Donald Trump, a political novice who ran a nationalist campaign, scored a stunning come-from-behind win to become the 45th president of the US, defeating Hillary Clinton. Trump's showing set off a sharp decline in stocks.
The Republican swept to victory over Hillary Clinton in the ultimate triumph for a campaign that repeatedly shattered the conventions of politics to pull off a remarkable upset. Clinton conceded to Trump in the early hours of Wednesday.
Donald Trump will be the 45th President of America
Donald Trump won the US presidential election in a stunning victory that sent shockwaves around the world. In an extraordinary development, Mrs Clinton did not initially concede the election - but later called Mr Trump to congratulate him.
Donald Trump stuns the world, elected USA's 45th president
America decided and the world made it clear that the decision was the wrong one. Trump has touted a vision of American foreign policy that would represent a fundamental break with decades of received diplomatic wisdom.