A dramatic election night proves the country is at odds. LGBT community reeling from the news.
Donald Trump will be the United States’ 45th president.
After a night of intense back-and-forth and electorate vote speculation the 70-year old business man swept through middle America taking the majority of the votes with him.
Trump won 289 votes compared to Clinton’s 218.
This campaign was one of the most brutal in history, each candidate filling in the banks of what he or she thought America needed most.
One promising to embrace diversity, the other targeting political correctness as the bane of government and power.
Either way, half of America spoke and they chose Donald Trump as the new leader of the most powerful nation in the world; someone who has no political or military experience.
On election night Trump appeared to have gained an early lead as the eastern states began to tally ballots turning most of that side red, although some were too close to call.
He won Ohio, Florida and North Carolina in one of the night’s most suspenseful chapters of the night.
Perhaps the hardest hit by Trump’s win is the LGBT community who fear all the progress they have made in the last eight years for equality under Obama will slowly disintegrate, setting back the clock to a time when equal rights left many at the mercy of their oppressors.
Trump has said in his campaign that he will appoint Supreme Court Justices who oppose marriage equality and work too overturn it.
His running mate Vice President-elect Mike Pence has said that he would like to use taxpayer’s dollars and funnel them into conversion therapy programs.
In his acceptance speech, Trump seemed to set aside his salient criticisms and promise to bring people together.
"We owe (Clinton) a very major debt of gratitude to her for her service to our country," he said. "I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans."
At about 2:30 am on Wednesday morning Hillary Clinton conceded to her opponent.
In January, on Inauguration Day, President Obama will officially hand over the responsibilities of the U.S. presidency to Donald Trump.