US elections 2016: Hillary Clinton has conceded defeat! The Democrat candidate has called up Republican Donald Trump to concede the race to the coveted White House. Clinton’s call comes close on the heels of her campaign chair John Podesta said announced that she will not be addressing her supporters today. Hillary’s decision not to address her followers is being seen as a sign of a sore loser by many. In a historic win, Donald Trump made a thumping claim on the post of the US President.
Trump’s victory has ended eight years of Democratic rule and sent the United States on a new, uncertain path. A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to defeat Clinton, whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
Worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, investors were in full flight from risky assets such as stocks. In overnight trading, S&P 500 index futures fell 5 percent to hit their so-called limit down levels, indicating they would not be permitted to trade any lower until regular U.S. stock market hours on Wednesday.
Victorious in a cliffhanger race that opinion polls had forecast was Clinton’s to win, Trump won avid support among a core base of white non-college educated workers with his promise to be the “greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Trump, who at 70 will be the oldest first-term U.S. president, came out on top after a bitter and divisive campaign that focused largely on the character of the candidates and whether they could be trusted to serve as the country’s 45th president. The presidency will be his first elected office, and it remains to be seen how he will work with Congress.