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Welcome to 7.30. "Disruption" is one of those buzz words politicians love to use, but now, the citizens who've lost the most in the new global economy are staging their own disruption. It started with the Brexit in Europe. And now, in the greatest disruption of all, Americans have elected Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. That's not all. In a stunning result for the Republican Party, it takes control of all levers of government in the US - the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House, thanks largely to white, working class and rural voters. working class and rural voters.
The next Commander-in-Chief of the free world is a 70-year-old free world is a 70-year-old
billionaire businessman and reality TV star, with no military or public service. He's fleshed out few of his policies in any detail, but he's promising to make America great again, a message that's tapped a deep longing among Americans for a return to a more prosperous, simpler era. Shortly, I'll be joined by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, along with Australia's former ambassador to Washington Kim Beazley and America's former ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich. But first, here's

I have just reevidence -- received a call from Secretary Clinton. (APPLAUSE) She congratulated us. It's about us. On our victory. And I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. (APPLAUSE) now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division. Have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and Independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. As I've said from the beginning. Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement made up of millions of hard working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family. (APPLAUSE) It's a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs, and I promise you that I will not let you down. We will do a great job. We will do a great job. (APPLAUSE) I look very much forward to being your President. Our work on this movement is now really just beginning. (APPLAUSE) We're going to get to work immediately for the American people. And we're going to be doing a job that hopefully you'll be so proud of your President, you'll be so proud. I love this country! Thank you. Thank you very much. (APPLAUSE)

ABC senior foreign correspondent Philip Williams is outside

in New York. in New York.
Phil, the word "extraordinary" is often overused but this is an often overused but this is an
extraordinary day in American politics.

Absolutely. The world has changed. We just don't know exactly how. That will evolve over the coming weeks, months and years. But these people here are absolutely over the moon. They are elated. Many of them thought perhaps they'd be here for a funeral. Now they've got the birth that they see it as an American movement that's almost separate from politics. And that's a distingive characteristic of the way Trump has operated. He said, "I'm outside the swamp", as he calls it, "of Washington. I'm different. Come with me. I will make America great again." Now he's got to deliver.

You've been travelling around the US visiting some of the Clinton and Trump ral byes. The Trump supporters were always certain they

Absolutely. They said if something's wrong it's a fix. They don't have to -- to say that because the night has gone extremely well for them. And they now expect their new President elect to deliver on jobs, on prosperity, on pride. It's almost a feeling that many people have held these last few months, the supporters of Trump, and clearly when they talked about the silent majority, they weren't kidding. They were right. And so many of the follow sters, so many of those in the media, were quite wrong. -- pollsters, so many of those in the media, were quite Phil, there's going to be a lot of soul searching now. You've mentioned there that the pollsters and the media and so forth got it wrong. Is it -- how is it that even to be Republicans didn't see this coming? PfrjtsYes, exactly. Well, really, I guess when they started to distance themselves from him, they felt the wheels would come off. They didn't. They got stronger. It fed into his narrative of "I'm different, I'm outside" and it's really worked for him. Obviously it's worked extremely well for him. -- him. A short time ago I spent some - a couple of hours with some of the Trump supporters on Staten Island and here's how the night progressed. The access Hollywood tape, the comments that he made about a -- Alicia, the accusation of sexual assault, starting with Megan Kelly in the very first debate, how do we explain how this is possible?Tough decision. Donald Trump is doing remarkably well, John, in so many of these states that President Obama carried twice.Florida, this was something Hillary Clinton...What about Michigan?Confident and yet look at the results coming in. If there is a Trump victory tonight, Chris, the pollsters are dead wrong. Their predictions weren't worth the paper they were printed on. The pollsters did indeed get it wrong almost all of them predicted a Clinton victory.USA, USA! But as the night progressed, key battleground states turned red, delivering America a Trump presidency.It's a country that's not deeply in love with either candidate so they were moving back and forth a lot. A big issue for most Americans is change. Stake shake it up. How are we going to change this country to get it working again? At this party on Staten Island, a ferry ride away from Manhattan, the Trump supporters were never in any doubt.(APPLAUSE) Yeah, yeah! Come here because - it's kind of an election party but it's also a birthday party. Just go and see the birthday boy. Excuse me, Richard. How are you? Hi. Now, you are - it's your birthday today.It is. You voted for Trump.I did. What do you want - what's a present that would really make you happy today?I'd love to see Donald Trump be the next President of the United States, I really would.But you were a Democrat. You've swapped sides.I am a registered Democrat, have been a Democrat for several years. I just - really got sick and tired of the establishment, sick and tired of the same bad meal being repackaged and repackaged and repackaged. The excitement is building here. These are Trump supporters here and they are really feeling that they're making severe inroads. Clinton's not tooking -- look sog good. They're feeling their man can just about get Yes.
up. I see you very excited here. Yes. You feeling you can do this now? I believe Trump is gonna go all the way. He is just an amazing man. He's gonna bring your country back. We're gonna come back to the people and we're not gonna have this - we're gonna drain the swamp. You're talking about Washington there?Yes, w -- yes, we are. We want ant honest man. He didn't have to do this. He's a billionaire. Why is he doing this? He loves America like the rest of us.It's saying to Republican and Democratic elected officials, no more of hesitate reckless free trade agreements no more open borders, no more towing the line and this politically correct nonsense, no more allowing 100,000 Syrian refugees we can't vet into the country and it will send a chilling effect in Washington.We get mass turn -- turnout and the majority speaks here in the United States, the unaffiliated and independent voters far exceed both the Democrat and Republican voters combined so I think that independent vote is coming out for Trump.So far we're doing good. Florida looks good. All we need is a couple more and I think we might be able to pull (APPLAUSE)
this off and see America back again! It seems entirely possible that Donald Trump could end up having the night he's been dreaming of.The unexpected is happening here tonight. That Donald Trump is really holding his own and even gaining ground. Where the media before had said it was impossible. It's -- it actually is possible. This is a great possibility tonight. That we're gonna have a Trump presidency. God bless America and let's make America great again! (APPLAUSE) Reporting on the day as it unfolded. What does this election result mean from Australia? With me now from parliament house in Canberra is the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who thanks to the time difference between the US and Australia is one of the first world leaders to react to Donald Trump's election. Prime Minister, what is your reaction?We congratulate Donald Trump on his election win. And as I said President elect Trump has sought to heal the wounds of the campaign which, of course, was a very hard fought one. We offer our good wishes to Secretary Hillary Clinton for her hard fought campaign as well but it's notable that despite the bitterness of the campaign and the intensity of it, which was confronting for many Australians, a much more bitter fought campaign than we are used to. But nonetheless the first thing President elect Trump has done is sought to bring Americans together. He'd paid tribute to Secretary Clinton. He sought to set out how he will govern for all Americans, whether they voted for him or not. Earlier this year the former Australian Prime Minister John Howard said he trembled at the thought of Donald Trump becoming the US President, there's an instability about him that bothers him. Does it bother you?As the Australian Prime Minister, my job is to defend Australia's interests and ensure that we work effectively and constructively with the President the United States people elect, and they have elected Donald Trump, and after the 20 -- after 20 January, he will be the President and we will have a strong and effectively -- effective relationship with his administration just as we have with President Obama's and many administrations before that. Donald Trump has already indicated that he doesn't support some of the traditional foundations of American foreign policy, for example he won't guarantee coming to Japan's aid in the event of an attack by North Korea, he raised the prospect of withdrawing from NATO. How can Australia continue to rely on the ANZUS treaty, why would we trust that a Donald Trump head administration would come to Australia's aid should we require it?The United States will stand by its commitments. The United States administration, the Trump administration, just like the Obama Administration, will act in defence of America's enduring national interests. You know, Prime Ministers and presidents, Congress men and senators, come and go. But the nation's -- nations enduring interests continue and the alliance between Australia and the United States is set in the enduring national interests of both countries. It's in our mutual interest to stand together and we'll continue to do so through the Trump presidency and the presidencies that follow it.Given that I just pointed out that he's made it clear that he doesn't necessarily subscribe to the traditional foundations of American foreign policy what's the course of -- source of your conversation there?It's important to remember that during hard fought campaigns, it's important to remember the great observation another American politician said, which is that they - he's speaking of American politicians. He said, "We campaign in poetry, but we govern in prose." Whether you regard the debates in this last American campaign as poetry, the fact is that when an administration takes office, and a President takes office, he is confronted with the realities of the national interests of the United States, the strategic realities that confront the United States. The importance of itself alliances, the significance of the global prosperity that is underpinned by America's commitment to the rules-based international order especially, of course, in the Asia-Pacific so... Donald Trump will be now the commander in chief as we know Australia is one of the United States's closest military allies. As Prime Minister could you comfortably deploy Australian troops, risk Australian lives, on the judgement of Donald Trump?The - can I say to you that when Australian troops are deployed, when Australian servicemen and women's lives are put on the line, with their professionalism, their heroism, those decisions are taken in the judgement of their government. The Australian government. Not any other government. You look at what's happened with the Brexit, the election of Trump, with the rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation party with the Nick Xenophon party here. Citizens are staging their own disruption of political systems in Western democracies. What lessons are you taking from all of this for Australian politics?It is very important to ensure, and I have made - I plead this point actually in the United States quite recently. It's - and here, too, of course. It's very important in this time of unprecedented change, economic change, technological change, it's important for leaders to en change -- ensure that everybody in the community, all sectors of the community, are included, that the strong growth that we have, for example, in Australia includes all Australians, that sectors and are not left behind and that when we defend our free trade and open marks we make it very clear why it is in Australia's interests in our country to do so. We have to make the strongest case we can for open markets and free trade. This was one of the resolutions at the G20 in China just a little while ago. Prime Minister, it is such a momentous day in world affairs we're sticking with US politics again but it would be good to have you on the program soon to talk about domestic issues. Thank you very much.It's always a pleasure. Thank you.It's no exaggeration to say that Clinton supporters are devastated by this outcome. One of those who has been at Clinton head quarters in New York through the vote count is Jeffrey Bleich, the US ambassador to Australia until 2013. He joined me from there a short time agos, ambassador, Bleich, how do you explain this result?Well, I think people are gonna spend a lot of time trying to understand what happened here. Some of it is - you know, again, the history of our presidential elections has been that every eight years we switch parties. With one exception, the Reagan-Bush election. It's only been after - since Roosevelt and Truman, we have generally switched Presidents every eight years. So this is gonna be a tough one for Hillary Clinton to begin with. I think the competence of her campaign and the concerns about the Trump candidacy made it was
people think this would be easy but it was always going to be a very hard campaign. Nonetheless, this campaign - you've nevered -- referred to American conventional political wisdom but this campaign has bucked much of what we understand about American politics. What do you think is the message that voters are sending? Yeah. I think the message was very much an anti-establishment message. And the crux of it was really in 2008, when we had a global financial crisis and we had an unpopular war in Iraq, there was a sense among a lot of the public that both Democrats and Republicans in the establishment had been responsible for that. I think coming out of that experience, once people overcame just the challenge of day-to-day grind, trying to - you know, hold a job and not lose your house, they wanted to express anger towards government, and the establishment that existed on both sides. So you saw that in Bernie Sanders' campaign, you saw it in the Donald Trump campaign. Vanquishing all of his establishment challengers. So this really - I think reflects that feeling. Well, given that that feeling has been evident for a while, that voters are sick and tired of business as usual, politics as usual, why did the Democrats make the mistake of endorsing a candidate like Hillary Clinton who is the ultimate Washington inside?Yeah. I think the general feeling was that while that feeling existed, that it wouldn't be as strong and as big as it was. If you look at all the polling data and pundits and everyone else, including some of the most experienced ones, they really didn't see this coming. And a part of it was I think polling has changed, technology has changed, media has changed dramatically in the last four years. And so a lot of the things that people counted on and thought would be predictable proved unpredictable.What is going on with opinion polling that it's not capturing these sentiments to their full extent?I think the challenge with opinion polling is that a lot of people have gotten tired of the fact that they feel manipulated by the political system. They don't like the fact they're being told that because they're a particular race they're gonna vote a particular way that, they live in a particular county they'll vote a particular way. That they are predictable. And I think there's a sense that someone who says things that are not filtered, not thought through, in some ways, you know, not political or thoughtful is someone who's at least being authentic and not trying to manipulate you. They're giving you their authentic self. I think that's something that, you know, reality TV and our media age has nurtured and cult have itted -- cultivated and has grown stronger over four years, and the polling seasons -- systems with interest same as four years ago. We very much appreciate you making time to speak to us from there tonight.No, thank you and looking forward to seeing you when I'm back in Australia.

Hillary Clinton's defeat is the ultimate disappointment for a woman who has spent 40 years in public life and the best part of two decades working towards this role. It will also devastate the millions of people who wanted to

At what went so wrong for Hillary Clinton. (SINGS) # Welcome to your life. In the end, despite her massive election machine and perhaps partly because of it, Hillary Clinton couldn't make history. (SINGS) # Everybody wants you to rule. You look at the national has
popular vote, Donald Trump is now -- has now taken the lead. As the first major party female presidential candidate, gender was always going to be an issue. But the campaign turned to a level of nasty few people were expecting.Such a nasty woman.People wearing T-shirts, with the words that I can't say on television. People wearing T-shirts saying "I wish Hillary had married OJ". There's a level of sexual aggression combined with violence or potential violence that we hadn't seen before. Donald Trump's own treatment of women became a central theme for Clinton.He calls women pigs. Rates bodies on a scale from one to 10.He just judges us on our looks. He thinks he can do whatever he wants. No Trump! But while her natural support base, older women, turned out in droves, their daughters weren't so convinced despite Clinton's deliberate pro-women tactics.Mr Trump accused me of playing the "woman card". Well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in! (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) There are a lot of women who really did work incredibly hard to back her this time around but younger women didn't and that's really where he fell short. He never really made the case with Milnial women. This the the -- is the Democrats abroad party in Melbourne. The mood despite the drinks is disconsolate. People here just cannot believe what they're seeing.It's just absolutely - it's devastating.I think a lot of Americans are afraid of Hillary. She's too intelligent for them. She's too sharp.Because he's a male, people are still voting for him compared to Hillary. Hillary that is stronger credentials. She's served the US government in many roles. But that was the problem. That was part of the problem.No. I feel... At least she's a politician.Yeah, she's experienced.There has never been a man or a woman not me not Bill, nobody, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as America.
President of the United States of Experience morphed into perceptions of elitism, not helped by Clinton herself.You can put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.We're the silent majority, the deplorables and we're showing up to vote for Trump. Make America great again.She hasn't actually been a woman struggling to make ends meet kind of person. In a very, very long time. And so it made her very out of touch with the electorate and that's what hurt her with the emails so much. Hillary Clinton under fire over emails. Afrjts new firestorm over Clinton using a private email account... Clinton's use of a private email server during ther Secretary of campaign.
State dogged her throughout the campaign.It was the idea that she felt she could play by different rules than everybody else in the administration or difrnts rules than anyone else on the planet really and that somehow she was exempt because she was this Washington inside, because she was above everything. Ultimately Hillary Clinton was fighting against an electorate sick of the business as usual politics that she represents. She may have made history as the first female major party presidential candidate but ultimately the disenfranchised white-working class of America had found their man and they had enough voters to put him in his first ever -- ever elected office.Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.An authoritarian demagogue, he became the perfect voice tore white nationalism. He became the human Molotov cocktail that an aggrieved population was able to hurl at Washington. For this political survivor, this will likely be the last race.I think this is the kind of thing where she kind of calls it a day. I can't see her ever running again. (SINGS) # Everybody wants to rule the world.

Madeleine Morris reporting. Former Labor leader Kim Beazley spent five years in Washington as Australian ambassador, and has long been a student of US politics. For his view of

Americans clearly want this result, President.
want Donald Trump to be their President. What is that they now want him to do?Well, they don't want him to be President. You'll find we're going to get a real legitimacy issue arise. Donald Trump will win the electoral college, Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote and there'll be a lot of unhappy people in the United States that Donald Trump is gonna have to reach out to and he's shown no capacity do do that to this point. So there'll be trouble rattling around there. But that's their problem. That's not ours. Our problem is with what he intends to do not area of foreign policy. And great pressure is about to come on us. Because we have the - we are members of the only alliance his team unreservedly approves of. And because some of his initiatives are going to seriously disturb people, in the east Asian and South-East us
Asian area, they're going to look to us to play some sort of mitigating role. They won't say that overtly but they'll come to us privately ra they'll be wanting to hear from us privately on what we intend to do about it. When Trump comes in, in a couple of months, we're gonna have to really sit down and think through how we handle our responsibilities here 'cause running away is not an option.How do you think we should handle them?You know, there's some sort of view in Australia that we're little - we're just sue pine recipients of direction and advice from the US. Far from the truth that. We have our own point of view about what our interests are and frankly what theirs are. And how do we handle it -- it? We handle it by using all the tools we have to get into a policy and there are a lot. When I was in the embassy in Washington we're always into senior policy decision making zones. We just continue that process. And our ministers start to turn up in greater numbers in the United States. At least for a time. We need to be mindful of the need to engage with them. After all, the US is where all our money's going. It's a - Australian investment is rising more
rapidly in the United States and the more money this we have to be invested through our superannuation funds, the more it's turning up there. Lots more than frankly than turns up in China or anywhere else in South-East Asia. That's's going to continue. Sorry if I can just pick you up on that point, on the economy. What do you think the aspects of the Australian economy that are most exposed and is there anything Australia can do to mitigate that risk?I don't think there's - the economy is exposed per se. I mean, movements in the stock market's one thing. But I suppose the exposure will comin' directly. And that is if you -- he really does start whacking tariffs on the Asia region and China specifically, which he can do under the authority that the President has, that is going to be destabilising regionically in the region where most of our exports go. Now that's going to be a problematic thing and that's one of the reasons we should engage in the way in which I have suggested. Some of what you're talking about in terms of the way we engage assumes rationality on the part of other player but given that what we have witnessed from Trump is that he is erratic, that he is loose with the truth, how can he be viewed as a reliable negotiating partner?Well, one of the things that's a collage for him now is to appear one. He can't wander around being erratic and lecturing people over whom you've got no authority. And he is under challenge now. He's going to -- got to deliver. Do you think he can?If he doesn't start to deliver - he's not shown the able as you say to this point. But it depends who he appoints. If he starts appointing reasonably sensible treasury spokesman, state spokespersons, defence and the rest of it, and he just lets them run, by and large, and -- on his policy, no reason why he shouldn't. He'll be in a strong position I think - the Republicans will be in the Congress. I think they're highly likely - they've certainly retained the House and given that it will be a Republican vice President they've certainly retained the Senate so. pleasing Republicans.
There's that side of it we will be pleasing Republicans. There'll be other sides that won't. The Republicans don't like his line. The Republicans don't have the views that Donald Trump has. So, he's gonna have some difficult conversations as time goes by. And just finally are you optimistic or pessimistic about the United States' ability to weather those difficulties?Optimistic. They're very powerful. And I mean they may abandon or at least suspend for a period of time the sort of leadership they've offered to the idea of the western alliance, the idea of global free trade rules-based environment, all these things Trump tends to despair but they're not going to walk away from being massively powerful that. I're tlg gou an industrial revival, a massive economic surge. The Republicans and he want to invest much more in US defence capabilities. They'll be a formidable bunch to handle. They're always a formidable bunch to handle. They'll be particularly formidable now.Many thanks for your insights this evening. Good to be with you.

And that's the program for tonight. News 24 will have continuing coverage of this historic day. And we'll be back tomorrow with the election fallout and how it will impact on the world and Australia.

This program is not captioned. This program is live captioned by Ericsson Access Services. News leader. Billionaire businessman and former reality TV star Donald Trump claims the 45th US presidency. I've just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It's about us.Hillary Clinton concedes as her supporters are reduced to tears. And world markets sent tumbling following a result that many didn't see coming. Hello, Kirsten Aiken with ABC News. Republican Donald Trump has won the US presidential election. Final votes are doing being counted but Democrat Hillary Clinton has conceded defeat. For many, Donald Trump was the protest keapd, rejected by many within the Republican Party and described by President Obama as unfit for office. But he electrified an American public that lost faith with the political establishment. Let's hear now from the next president of the United States. Sorry to keep you waiting, complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much. I've just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us, it's about us. On our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. I mean, she - she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely. Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together, to all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation it, I say it's time for us to come together as one united people. It's time. I pledge to ever citizen of our land that I will be president of all Americans and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past - of which there were a few people - I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country.Donald Trump speaking just over an hour ago. Our correspondent Michael Vincent is at Trump headquarters in New York. It's just goon 4:00am there. How is the part -- it's just gone 4:00am there. How is the party going?We came outside to the foyer to show you how loud and jubilant these people are. These supporters who have had sustain a lot of knocks throughout the campaign. Nobody believed that Donald Trump had a chance of winning. And he was only once ahead. And that was after his Republican National convention. It's incredibly loud. But a few moments ago, I did speak to Mark McKinnon, a Republican strategist, who's been around in decades. He is stunned. He said this is the biggest political upset in American history. This is what we're talking about tonight. We're talking about an America and a world that doesn't know what has just hit them. It's still being made up. What sort of a president that Donald Trump will be. He's now the president-elect of these United States. The night had begun with Donald Trump as the under dog. He's threading a needle and it's a very, very narrow needle to thread. And when he won some swing state of Ohio, Donald Trump began stitching together a path to a stunning victory. Other swing states began to go his way. The campaign said there were hidden Trump supporters, the ones the pollsters didn't reach. The ones that didn't want to admit they were voting for Donald Trump. Today, they came out in force and they made the difference. This is a huge night for the Republican Party. It's a huge night for Donald Trump and all the men and women who believed in him, against all the odds, against all the big shots. This is a victory for the people, unlike America hasn't had since Andrew Jackson, probably.But it was a victory won without the support of many establishment Republicans. George Bush left his presidential ballot blank.There's a whole, this as 30-year and countingifiesure that's growing in the party. They got to resolve it.Donald Trump will be the first president with no political or military experience. His supporters have come to distrust the political system, which they feel has left them behind. And they came to see Donald Trump as the anti-establishment candidate. Today, those Americans have put him into the most powerful office in the world. Hillary Clinton didn't speak to her supporters tonight. Instead, her campaign manager John Podesta emerged telling supporters to head home.So we're not going to have anything more to say tonight. So listen lins, listen to me. Everyone should head home, get some sleep. We'll have more to say tomorrow. I want you to know, I want every person in this hall to know and I want every person across the country who supported Hillary to know that your voices and your enthusiasm means so much to her and to Tim and to all of us. We are so proud of you. And we are so proud of her. She has done an amazing job and she is not done yet. So thank you for being with her. She has always been with you. I have to say this tonight - goodnight, we'll be back, we'll have more to say. Let's get the votes counted and lets bring this home. Thank you so much for all that you have done. We, you're in all of our hearts. Thank you. The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressed the media after Donald Trump's victory speech. He says that Mr Trump's presidency won't change Australia's relationship with the United States. Let me say that I understand that Australians have been confronted by the intensity of the political battle in the United States. President-elect Trump himself sdriened it being at half-time -- described it at times a nasty campaign. But our standards, it was certainly a very bitter one. You have seen the way he reached out to bring Americans together, and the American people do fight their political contests hard, but this great nation of the United States has the capacity to come together and it will, behind the leaders, behind the president, that they have chosen. Now, we have no stronger relationship, whether it's on the battlefield or in commerce, than we have with the United States. They're a great and powerful nation, they are a great and powerful friend. And our relationship with the United States is built on millions of Australians and Americans who have been working together, fighting together, serving together, for over a century. We have stood together in so many conflicts, stood together side by side. Americans understand that they have no stronger ally, no better friend, than Australia. And the enduring national interests of our 2 countries as such that our relationship will continue to be strong we'll continue to work together as we have done, with many presidents in years past, to take on the challenges of our time. Whether it is the challenges of global terrorism, whether it is the challenges of ensuring that we maintain the stability of our economic order, whether it is the challenge of insuring that we maintain the stability in out of region, which is underpinned by the strength of the United States, which has been the foundation of the rules-based order in our part of the world that has seen the most extraordinary transformation in living standards in human history. But let me reassure all Australians - that the ties that bind Australia and the United States are profound, they're strong, they are based on our enduring national interests. Politicians and governments, congressmen, Senators, prime ministers and cabinets will come and go, according to the will of the people of Australia and the United States but the bond between our two nations, our shared common interests, our shared national interests, are so strong, are so committed that we'll continue to work with our friends in the United States through the Trump' administration.Malcolm Turnbull speaking earlier. Well, Americans living in Sydney have responded to the news of Donald Trump sweeping to victory in the US presidential election.Um, I guess, we probably didn't see it coming. And I really had high hopes for my country in terms of our ability to kind of not vote for someone whose clearly doesn't care about anyone other than himself.And so unqualified. If that's the stupidity that we want to support, that's just the state of the nation, that's the state of the worlds, and as other people around me have said, it spoken volumes about the American education system. Honestly, I mostly care about one thing and that is the state of the planet. I'm extremely concerned about global warming and climate change and what that means for us. Not just as humans, but all the species on the earth and we all have to live here. If we're going to go forward with a United States that doesn't address that issue, I think that that is going to affect me, move to
even if I move away from the US and move to Australia, which I have done, so I'm safe from living there, but like, it's still going to affect me here. It will still affect everybody everywhere and that's a really bad sign.Two young Australian women are feeling the weight of Hillary Clinton's defeat tonight. They travelled to the states to work on the Clinton campaign. They're devastated by the result.It's extremely disappointing.There's been a lot of tears tonight and it's been an incredibly long day so the party is definitely packing down and people are just heading home. Tell us about the work that you did on the campaign and the interaction that with voters and whether you thought this might happen.In all honesty, we spent a lot of time in Las Vegas and we spent a lot of time early voting and calling voters, door knocking and we were just there on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and we truly thought she was going to win. For us, this is so unexpected and deeply crushing.Did you encounter anyone who had reservations about her ability to govern?Of course. You can't avoid that as part of political campaigning. We did find though that everywhere where went was quite reasonable. We were able to have really intellectual conversations with people. That's part of the reason why we are extremely disappointed tonight.What were some of their reservations in their discussions with you?It was mainly a woman being a president. A woman being chief of the army, a woman being in charge of the finances of America. That seems to be the real problem. That's so unfortunate in this day and age. Tell us what is the mood like among your fellow campaigners?It was really devastating. It's completely heart breaking for us. We have deckicated so much time and spirit to this campaign and we all really truly believed in her and we still do and we, I guess, are feeling it a lot now. Yeah, we've been here since July, we met an incredible amount of people both in Nevada and LA. The vibe was incredible. To have this end is just unimaginable.Let's talk a little more about what a Donald Trump win may mean. Gorana Grgic is here from the ut studies centre. Thank you for coming in. We were listening to the Prime Minister's comments on Donald Trump's win tonight. Do you think the Australia-US relationship is going to continue ass is under Donald Trump -- as is under Donald Trump? There's an unequivocal message about the maintenance of the US-Australia alliance and the special relationship that weathered a lot of other different criticises all the time but -- crises all the time but has remained pretty steady. Australia has been fighting alongside the US with all the conflicts and the military engagements since the end of World War II. These are the messages being sent, this is something has has gone way, way down in time and I don't see why, or this would be the time of departure from how it's been and certainly, we haven't heard anything from the Trump campaign over the past 18 months, I think, that would signal that Australia was somehow under the kind of question mark in the eyes of the United States. Nevertheless, if Trump follows through on his many election promises, he talked a lot about NATO during the campaign, he talked a lot about countries paying their own way in the relationships with the United States. International relations looks set for a shakeup.Absolutely. This was one of the key messages of Donald Trump's foreign policy vision. He plays US international highly and doesn't see a lot of kind of space for maintenance conservative these relationships that have just grown as part of dependance through time. He's not happy with the fact that a lot of alliance partners are not spending as much or contributing as much towards security, and this is something that we will see probably have implications for NATO as you mention, but also for the alliances in this part of the world, especially in east Asia, with Japan and South Korea being very often quoted by Donald Trump.Now the results are still bedie guested and most likely some time to come. What is your main take?From the exit polls we've been getting over the course of the day, one of the striking statistics, for me, has stood out, at least, is in terms of the minorities and this rainbow coalition, if you wish, that was supposed to rally behind Hillary Clinton and we know that for instance Hispanic, Latino community has been touted as the sleeping giant, that it would deliver what the African-American community delivered for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. It seems that those votes were simply not there. If you look at some of the statistics around the support that Hillary Clinton receivered from spannic Latino community, 65 to 29, Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. This is something that is quite stark. She received 88% in the exit polls, used by the major networks and all the kind of mine stream newspapers, 88 versus 8 in temples of the support from the African-American community. So certainly a lot of discrepancy sis here. And not seeing what we expected to see around that, to basically get her over the edge, given that Trump is so successful in mobilising the white males.There was an expectation that Trump had offended minority groups. And even that didn't bring them out in large numbers.Yeah, exactly. And a lot of people are now saying, look, the statistics of, and the kind of figures around the number of voters that really wanted change are the ones that basically were the most sdie ones rather than voting against Donald Trump because of all of those statements against particular groups or individuals and similar.So, what happens now? What do you think that Donald Trump will start off with?I think that this is just the beginning, right? This is the end of the beginning and the beginning of something, kind of new phase where we're probably witnessing something that there will be the most consequential decision for the United States, certainly since the end of the Cold War, I would say, given there's been a massive shakeup of all of those things that make both domestic and forn policy that have had a lot of -- and foreign policy that have had a lot of bipartson consensus. We will be following what happens in terms of economic relations, foreign security rets. We see the congress is likely to stay in complete control of the Republican Party. So I think that this will give Donald Trump a lot of manoeuvring space, obviously. To proceed ahead with the agenda on domestic, building, as he prepared it, tax cut for the wealthier, immigration, and similar. Interesting to watch. Gorana Grgic from the United States study centre, thank you again for coming to speak to us. America's foreign policy has been a big part of this election campaign. With a widening battle against Islamic State in both Iraq and Syria, this change in administration comes at a critical time. Our correspondent Matt Brown has more from Beirut.Donald Trump has given incredibly mixed messages about these really crucial issues. He said the attack, the timing of the attack on IS in Mosul, for example, was an election stunt for Hillary Clinton and he has complained the net result lck a win for Iran's influence over Iraq. In Syria, he criticised US attempts to aid the Syrian rebels fighting again the president, and also suggested teaming up with Assad's ally, Russia, to fight the Islamic State group. He talked about tearing up the agreement to rein in Iran's nuclear program and give it relief from sanctions but will cause difficulties with the many other nations that negotiated that deal. We have seen a very orthodox victory speech to Donald Trump, pledging to the international community to seek common ground and not conflict. The bottom line is, he'll reserve his right to change this views, depending on his view of US national interests at the time.Many of the world has reacted to news of Donald Trump's presidency with shock. Our Europe correspondent is standing by in London. James, what has the reaction been where you are?Well, Kirsten, pretty much the same as everywhere else. At the moment, the best way to describe it is stunned silence. As soon as a president-elect is declared, world leaders right across Europe, right across the globe issue congratulations. So far here, we have only held from Marine Le Pen, head of the far right. We're going to assume they have conversations with Trump, but we haven't heard a lot. It's already past 9 o'clock in the morning. The markets in London have dipped a bit, down by a percentage or so, which is unsurprising. But compared to Brexit, which only happened a couple of months ago, the impact on the markets has been less than that. People around the world are still die guesting the news. This is another shock result in a major poll within months.Yes, and some people have drawn some comparisons between the election of Donald Trump and Brexit. And there's a couple. Certain states like Wisconsin, you could compare that to northern England. They voted in way they didn't expect. The polling groups and the media got the result wrong. In other ways, Brexit was quite a bit different. The thick that gave the Brexit campaign momentum was very much the establishment, trying to turn London into perhaps Singapore on Thames, this big free trading organisation, something that Donald Trump has indicated he's not that keen on. There are some parallels but a fair few differences. Nigel Farage tried to link the US campaign together, and even Trump called himself Mr Brexit at one stage. That's where a lot of the comparisons did come from.Mr Trump had a lot to say on international issues. What do you think the likely impact of his presidency will be on Europe?I think that European is probably one place, well, security in western Europe has underpinned security in the western world. And America has been a major part in providing military backing to that. What will very interesting to see, how a lot of these European countries react. The first thing you could say, the EU-US trade deal is likely to be pushed down the agenda. It's been on life support for a while. It's likely to go to the bottom of the pile. Secondly, some EU figures, because Mr Trump has attacked the EU as an institution, may be less likely to deal with him. It may be a frosty relationship. But mainly, Hillary Clinton would have represented continuity for Europe. Donald Trump certainly represents anything but that. So I think uncertainty, you can add more uncertainty to the uncertainty that's already been created by Brexit. Some in Europe think it's a great thing. He want to lessen ties with the US. There's a push to set up a joint European army. Perhaps those projects are more likely to get off the ground.Year being to get the reaction from the markets and the finance sector now. We're going to cross to The Business with Ticky Fullerton.

Hello there. Coming up on The Business: The price of a Trump win. Global shares tank. Gold surges as investors Russia for the exits. And the cost of uncertainty. What a Trump presidency means for Australian business. Well, Donald Trump's narrow path to victory has become a highway to the White House for the reality TV star turned politician. The Republican maverick predicted a Trump presidency would be Brexit times 5 and on cue, shares across the region plunged, as a Trump upset became a reality. The ASX 200 tanked more than 4% before finishing 2% down. Big falls across the region, the Nikkei tumbling 5%. And the Aussie dollar dived more than 1 cent to under 76 US cents before recovering. And our reporter Carrington Clarke has been following the action through the day at the ASX in Sydney, when $34 billion was wiped off the value of local shares. the
It was an absolute roller-coaster as the US election results came in, we saw the results directly in real-time, on the Australian market. We got the S&P 500 and the ASX 50, this shows the turning point when Donald Trump looked like he was going to be the president. We saw a direct negative correlation with the Australian market and a huge selloff. At its worst, it was down 3.9%. We did half the losses by the time we came in as the end. So let's catwalk that $40 billion of losses -- that's call that $40 billion of losses. The only bright spot, gold stocks. Huge campaigns, sgain%, 11%, 10%, all up. That's because the gold price bounced as people look for a safe haven asset. In the end, the gold price was up 4% at the close of the Australian market. Couple that with the Australian currency, and have you the ingredients for why gold miners did so well. Across the region, it was a bloodbath. The Nikkei down 5%, while its currency rose 4%. Forcing the Japanese government to come out with a decision they may need to interfere with the currency. The attention now turns to the American and ubt US markets overnight to see how big the damage is. The S&P futures were down 5%, worse than Australia's position and suggests that perhaps the damage isn't done for us here in Australia. But we shall see how it all works out tomorrow. An ex-expensive day for investors. What will Donald Trump's Presidency mean for Australia? For now I'm joined by Chief Economist at ANP Capital, Shane Oliver. The futures were down 5.6% at one point. What do you think will happen to markets in the next couple