2016 U.S. Election Updates: Trump optimistic to become the next President

Russia president Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram to congratulate Donald Trump on his victory.

Putin says he hopes for joint work on Russia-US relations.

For any reader who is yet to go through our previous post on the U.S. presidential election, here’s what you missed.

The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, is predicted to win the 2016 U.S. election, having surprised Hillary Clinto with wins in major states – Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.

Results from Michigan, Wisconsin and New Hampshire, are yet to be released.

Mr Trump’s Idaho campaign director Layne Bangerter said: “The voice of the people has risen up.”

Hillary Clinton has also reportedly called Donald Trump to concede.

According to a report from The Mirror, some news agencies are now calling Pennsylvania for Trump, which puts him within spitting distance of the Presidency, and removes one of Hillary Clinton’s last remaining routes to the presidency.

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “2016 is going to be the year of two political revolutions.

“I thought Brexit was big – but boy this is going to be even bigger.”

Donald Trump has given a gracious speech while keeping his fingers crossed for the final moment. He walked on stage with his entourage, family and beautiful wife Melanie.

This morning, the billionaire held a political rally which is better described as “ceremonial”. He danced and savoured every minute spent on stage.

In his address to fans in New Tork City, Trump vowed to build a country for everyone.

Supporters of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump celebrate after the networks called their candidate's victory

Donald Trump will be the first US president never to have served in either the military or been elected to any other public office.

He will now be sworn in as the 45th American President on January 20, 2017.