Here is how other World leaders and the public reacted to Donald Trump becoming the next President of the United States of America, beating Hillary Clinton.

Many British people might have thought that they was still in a nightmare when they awoke to the news that Donald Trump had become the next President of the United States of America, the world has reacted with shock and disbelief.

This saw celebrities and world leaders, sending their congratulations and also becoming united in expressing feelings of uncertainty for the future.

The World Reacts

British Prime Minister Theresa May sent her congratulations to Trump, which highlighted the "special relationship" between the UK and USA.

In a statement the Prime Minister said: "We are, and will remain, strong and close partners on trade, security and defence.

"I look forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump, building on these ties to ensure the security and prosperity of our nations in the years ahead." said May.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is another who has congratulated Mr Trump on his victory and has said that he is willing to restore ties with the US following Mr Trump's victory. Mr Putin said on Wednesday: "This would be good for both the Russian and American people and have a positive impact on the climate of world affairs."

Relations between the US and Russia have become a lot more tense in recent times due to the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, however that could be changed with Trump as President.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his congratulations to the newly elected US President.

Many British people are comparing this result to the surprise Brexit vote back in June, when the UK voted to leave the European Union. A string of famous faces took to social media, here are a few of what celebrities had to say, first British actor and chat show host James Corden.

Music superstar Lady Gaga tweeted her surprise at the result in the US election.

News Reaction

This is the front page of today's New York Times -

This is how British newspapers 'The Times looked today, the election always looked like it would be a close result, with this picture and headline highlighting the battle between Trump and Clinton.

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