Donald Trump has pledged to be the president for "all Americans" after his remarkable victory over Hillary Clinton.
The businessman and reality television star will be the 45th president of the United States after winning 278 electoral votes to Mrs Clinton's 218.
Speaking last night in New York, President-elect Trump pledged to realise the potential of every American.
"To all Republicans and Democrats and Independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
"I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans and this is so important to me."
Mr Trump said "The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."
After thanking his political supporters at length, Mr Trump said that the real work has yet to begin.
The shock result comes after the vast majority of polls leading up to the election put Mrs Clinton about 4 percent ahead.
It's been a clean sweep for the Republican party, retaining control of the US Senate and the House of Representatives.
They will also be able to nominate their choice for the current and any future vacancies on the Supreme Court.
Speaking a short time ago, Hillary Clinton conceded victory to Mr Trump, saying it was time the country united.
"I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who investwed their hopes and dreams in this effort.
"This is painful and it will be for a long time, but I want you to remember this: our campaign was never about one person or even one election, it was about the country we love and about building an America that's hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted."
President Barack Obama addressed the media at the White House a short time ago.
"Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we're all on one team, this is an intermural scrimmage.
"We're not Democrats first, we're not Republicans first, we are Americans first, we're patriots first.
"We all want what's best for this country, that's what I heard in Mr Trump's remarks last night."