US Presidential election results: America divided over billionaire outsider Donald Trump

Billionaire populist Donald Trump was poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's historic US presidential election.

FP Staff November 09, 2016 15:39:46 IST
Billionaire populist Donald Trump is poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's historic US presidential election as various media channels have called the results. Reuters
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Billionaire populist Donald Trump is poised for a possible shock victory over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's historic US presidential election as various media channels have called the results. Reuters
Clinton — the 69-year-old Democratic former first lady, senator and secretary of state — began the day as the narrow favorite to win the White House and become America's first female president. Reuters
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Clinton — the 69-year-old Democratic former first lady, senator and secretary of state — began the day as the narrow favorite to win the White House and become America's first female president. Reuters
But Trump's string of successes reflected how deeply divided the American electorate has become, and showcased his ability to tap into white blue-collar voters' resentment of cultural change linked to immigration and the loss of manufacturing jobs at home. Reuters
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But Trump's string of successes reflected how deeply divided the American electorate has become, and showcased his ability to tap into white blue-collar voters' resentment of cultural change linked to immigration and the loss of manufacturing jobs at home. Reuters
To those in Trump country, no boastful, stomach-turning video about women, no "lock-her-up" insult from the stage, no toxic tweet in the wee hours, could peel them away from the man whose crudities only made him more authentic in their eyes. Reuters
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To those in Trump country, no boastful, stomach-turning video about women, no "lock-her-up" insult from the stage, no toxic tweet in the wee hours, could peel them away from the man whose crudities only made him more authentic in their eyes. Reuters
To many of the Republicans who didn't come to the rallies — and to some of the lawmakers who faced the prospect of working with him in Washington — he was a disaster. Reuters
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To many of the Republicans who didn't come to the rallies — and to some of the lawmakers who faced the prospect of working with him in Washington — he was a disaster. Reuters
To the country at large, and much of the world, he polarised, repelled, entertained, shocked and fascinated. Reuters
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To the country at large, and much of the world, he polarised, repelled, entertained, shocked and fascinated. Reuters