President Donald Trump Addresses Supporters In New York

The 2016 Presidential election is down to wire! Donald Trump will become the 45th US President after a victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Recall the real estate tycoon , former reality TV star and political newcomer was universally mocked when he declared his intentions to contest June last year.

Mr Trump's victory in Wisconsin placed him over the 270 out of 538 electoral college vote needed to win the White House.

The new US President elect took to the stage at his victory rally in New York and said: " I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us on our victory.

"Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country."

He added it is time for us to come together as one united people".