NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: A woman reacts to the voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Clinton is running against Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP
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The mood in various parts of America was bleak as results of the US presidential election rolled in, showing Republican Donald Trump ascending to the White House in a surprise upset as the 45th President of the United States.
Shock, disappointment, fear and anxiety were palpable as supporters of Hillary Clinton watched Trump extend a triumphant lead over the Democratic candidate after a bitter and prolonged campaign marred with venom, bigotry, and scandal.