In what was seen as a surprise victory across the world, Republican Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by a wide margin to become the 45th President of the world's oldest democracy.
Other world leaders from across the globe, including the UK, China, Russia, and Turkey, congratulated Donald Trump on his win.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated Trump in a statement on Facebook and reiterated that Britain and the United Stated had an “enduring and special relationship.”
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said the USA presidency “carries a responsibility which is felt all over the world.”
“There’s no country we Germans have as close a relationship with as the United States of America. Whoever rules this vast country, with its enormous economic strength, its military potential, its cultural influence, carries a responsibility which is felt all over the world,” she said.
“Germany and America are connected by common values: democracy, freedom, respect for the law and for human dignity irrespective of origin, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political conviction. On the basis of these values, I offer the future president of America, Donald Trump, a close working relationship.”