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Evangelicals lead Donald Trump to the White House

by Aaron James

In a victory speech in New York, Donald Trump vowed to be "president for all Americans" after pulling off an astonishing victory in the race for the White House.

He told jubilant supporters it was "now time for America to bind the wounds of division and come together".

And he pledged to keep his promise to "make America great again" after beating Hillary Clinton in a battle which went down to the wire.

At the end of one of the most divisive elections in modern US history, the Republican candidate sealed victory when he took key battleground states Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Donald Trump addresses supporters in New York in his victory speech

Mr Trump told supporters shortly before 8am UK time: "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."

Mr Trump went out of his way to show magnanimity towards a campaign rival he's repeatedly labelled "crooked Hillary".

International markets were panicked by the Trump victory, with London's FTSE 100 Index dropping as much as 2% on opening.

Shares also tumbled in Asia and the dollar and Mexican peso fell.

Speaking on Premier's Inspirational Breakfast Johnnie Moore, who's on the Evangelical Advisory Board for Donald Trump, said: "It's fairly clear that it was largely Evangelical voters in the United States that played the deciding factor.

"It was the most significant turnout by Evangelical voters in decades. Trump got more votes today that Bush before him, he actually received more votes from the Latino community than Mitt Romney in the last election

"100 per cent of everyone I know is surprised. It was a very significant moment.

"It's a message to both the establishment and also to a rather progressive agenda in the United States that it's moved a little too quickly for mainstream America."

Listen to Premier's John Pantry and Rosie Wright speaking to Johnnie Moore on Inspirational Breakfast.

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