- Title: New Yorkers shocked by Trump victory
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: VARIOUS OF BOARD SHOWING PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 17:33
- Keywords: Donald Trump President-elect Republicans
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00357Q6JWN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: New Yorkers woke up to the news of Republican Donald Trump defeating heavily favored Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on Wednesday (November 9). His win will end eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.
Chris Pettus, a project manager for a construction company said that he was happy with the Republican's win, albeit surprised.
"I was a little bit apprehensive for a while, the polls were totally wrong which is an amazing thing. I love it. I think that is what the country needs, very happy for Donald, I hope he is going to do a good job for us," Pettus told Reuters.
Chris Antonacci, who works at a hotel in Times Square said that Trump's message was appealing to him.
"He seems very passionate about making America great again, and creating jobs and he is a successful businessman, so I don't think that will hurt him."
New Yorkers who voted for Democratic rival Clinton said that they were disappointed with the outcome.
"Sad for the country, just sad. Good doesn't prevail all the time, and it didn't in this case," Clinton supporter Christina said.
"Hopefully everything will just work out. We will be fine. We have been through a lot of things before it is not the first time. You are not always going to get what you want, but hey it is what it is. I will support him. He is going to be my new president," another Clinton supporter Will Sarvis said.
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 included stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
Trump collected enough of the 270 state-by-state electoral votes needed to win a four-year term that starts on Jan. 20, taking battleground states where presidential elections are traditionally decided, U.S. television networks projected.
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