Both men have a certain authenticity and unpretentiousness that their rivals lack.
A narrative that attributes Trump's triumph to the "working class" forgets the role of racism, sexism and the right-wing media.
While political leaders in Russia and China welcomed the news, other nations responded with more cautious statements.
The president elect has forged a neo-fascist movement with violence at its core.
With a US that's no longer sold on international trade or NATO, we could see the end of western hegemony.
If Trump becomes president then investors will need to decide what impact he will have on the economy as the 45th president.
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