Mixed reaction to Donald Trump's US election win

Almost two thirds of people in Hartlepool say they are worried for the future of the UK as Donald Trump won the US presidency.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 3:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:08 pm
Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.
Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States of America.

The Mail asked reader the question: “Are you worried about what Trump’s presidency could mean for the UK?”

It saw 60% of people saying they are worried, with 40% not concerned.

Donald Trump has promised to revive the American dream after pulling off an astonishing victory in the race for the White House.

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In the aftermath of a bitter campaign, the controversial tycoon sought to unite the country behind his leadership, saying he would “bind the wounds” of the deeply divided nation.

The billionaire businessman will become the 45th president of the United States after voters gambled on his pledge to “Make America Great Again”.

Speaking at a victory party in New York after rival Hillary Clinton conceded defeat, Mr Trump urged Americans to put the election behind them.

There was also a mixed reaction as readers had their say on the Mail’s Facebook page.

Paul Nedley wrote: “A terrible day for the whole world. Watch the financial markets collapse around his ankles, watch the ecology suffer, watch the increase in homophobia and anti immigrants.”

David Wheelhouse stated: “Just goes to show any clown can run a country or even a town.”

Graeme Scott commented: “Great News ... if your’e hard working, honest you will thrive. The BBC and all the left leaning media outlets hate this man for all the wrong reasons. He is hetrosexual, he eats meat, he loves woman. He is neither a pandering middle ground weak fop. There is a new political reality, the world better get used to it. As for Britian ... he will be very supportive of the UK and sees the UK as a great friend. Recall Obama .. Trade deal with the UK will be bottom of the list.”

David Rennie said: “OMG.”

Chris Leslie said: “A flaming liability.”

Mark Andrew Jones commented: “So Biff Tannen finally becomes president of the United States... Let’s go back to the future!”

Nathaniel Jackson stated: “He’s an absolute idiot!”

Brian Jorgeson stated: “Good man Donald give them hell boy.”

Luke Metcalf said: “Rip America.”

Neil Cook stated: “OMG.”

Carol Tweedy commented: “God Bless America.”

Wendy Lee wrote: “God help them.”

David Wheelhouse stated: “Hillary would have been a disaster for America. Think Trump will be one that will be well remembered, hopefully for bringing some peace to the world and making America great again.”