As people across the country wake up this morning to the news that Donald Trump is the US president-elect, people across the globe have already been sharing their shock at the news.
It’s fair to say that this result is a shock, a major shock no matter what side of the election you stood on and there is nowhere that is more evident than on Twitter.
Here's the reaction from the public this morning:
.@HillaryClinton, however this ends tonight I am so proud of you and so honored to be your friend.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2016
— MAX IM A KOOPA (@meakoopa) November 9, 2016
I've just seen people crying in the streets of NY out of genuine fear. It's like Cloverfield but less entertaining and more depressing
— matty (@Truman_Black) November 9, 2016
How's that Gary Johnson protest vote treating you right now?
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016
Van Jones, looking choked up, somehow manages to sum up the fear and pain that many are feeling tonight. pic.twitter.com/K7eiJdO8Aj
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 9, 2016
Also on the list: "bigot" and "misogyny"
— Newstalk (@NewstalkFM) November 9, 2016
— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
I am worried about my daughter. I'm worried about our future. Racism etc is alive and well. We've been here before, we must overcome.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) November 9, 2016
What upsets me so much is we have struggled for so many years to overcome discrimination and Trump is running his campaign on bigotry.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 5, 2016
— Matt Wilstein (@TheMattWilstein) November 9, 2016
Tonight I'm numb like when my father died or when I watched the towers fall in NY
I know it's not the same but the sadness & uncertainty is
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 9, 2016
Dear Muslim, Mexican, immigrant, refugee, handicapped, black, gay, female humans beings, & also dear Earth…you are not forgotten. Promise
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) November 9, 2016
This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/x13iWOzILL
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Winning key swing states like Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, the outcome started to become clear around 4am this morning.
The Republican businessman defied the expectation of most of the pollsters as well as political analysts who last night going to bed would have told us Hillary Clinton had this in the bag.
With the public reacting emotionally, news has just broke that Hillary Clinton has now called Donald Trump to concede the election which means that it is now official; Donald Trump is now president-elect of the United States.