New Delhi: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday shocked the world by defeating heavily favoured Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the closely contested race for the White House. With the unprecedented triumph, Trump ended eight years of Democratic rule and sent the United States on a new, uncertain path.
Brushing aside fears that his victory will further divide the US, President-elect Donald Trump said in his victory speech that he will be the leader "for all Americans".
Worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty, investors were in full flight from risky assets such as stocks, and the U.S. dollar sank.
As the entire world expressed its shock over Trump's win, here's how the sports fraternity reacted to the news:
All 3.1million of you are dreaming...! This IS NOT really happening! It's not! It can't be! #Election2016
— KP (@KP24) November 9, 2016
No ways ..Trump is the next US president ...???
— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) November 9, 2016
I feel sick...
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 9, 2016
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) November 9, 2016
I can't believe the words that are about to come out of my mouth. I would vote for Kanye f***ing West to be president. https://t.co/dIu48eNTP2
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 9, 2016
American's joke about moving to Canada on Trump win. People in the Baltics are dead serious about their nations & lives being in danger.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) November 9, 2016
Seriously America ?
— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) November 9, 2016
A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to win the White House race against Clinton, the Democratic candidate whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.