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Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th US president on Friday in a ceremony in Washington DC where he told the crowds in capital “the time of empty talking is over”. In a typically strident address, he declared: “America will start winning again like never before.”

Key points

  • Trump delivers a short inaugural address promising to bring back jobs and “our borders”
  • The Obamas left Washington for a break in Palm Springs, California
  • An annotated version of Trump’s speech can be found here

By Mark Odell and Emiliya Mychasuk

 

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump Holds Election Night Event In New York City

Donald Trump became US president-elect after winning one of the most divisive elections in US history, and US markets responded positively after the stunning result had initially hit markets in Europe and Asia, while peaceful protests were sparked in urban centres around America

Key points

  • Republican Donald Trump surged past the required 270 votes needed to win. Read our coverage of how it happened here.

  • Trump: “Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division.”

  • US stock market forges ahead and Asian markets bounce back on Day 2 after an initial sharp sell-off

  • The yield on the 10-year Treasury note jumped by the most in more than three years

  • Mexican President Peña Nieto joins world leaders in taking a conciliatory tone

  • President Barack Obama promises a “smooth transition”

  • Hillary Clinton congratulates her rival and “offers to work with him”

 

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Voting is underway in one of the most divisive US presidential elections in history that will see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump win the White House.

Key points

  • Polls close from 6pm EST (11pm GMT) through to 1am ET across the country

  • The FT’s poll of polls gives Clinton a 3.3 point lead nationally

  • Focus is on a handful of battleground states where candidates are 5 points or less apart.

  • Our results coverage starts at 6pm EST; bookmark our live results page for later

  • Read our live coverage as the results come in

 

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The final US presidential debate was marked by Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge that he would accept the US election result if he loses. In a fierce exchange, Hillary Clinton called her Republican opponent a “puppet” of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. There was everything to fight for: Mrs Clinton led by 7.2 points in the polls ahead of the debate and was on track to get 49.1 per cent of the national vote, based on a two-way race, according to a Real Clear Politics average of recent polls. The FT’s DC bureau delivered the action and reaction, while Patti Waldmeir filmed voters in a Republican stronghold in Wisconsin, and Charles Clover gave the view from Beijing, all curated by US online news editor Emiliya Mychasuk. 

Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University

The second US presidential debate brought the expected volley of accusations and insults but came to an unexpectedly dignified close in final remarks by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The action and reaction is followed here by the FT DC bureau team, led by Barney Jopson and Courtney Weaver, while Anna Nicolaou recorded the mood among supporters at the Trump Tower bar, curated by US online news editor Emiliya Mychasuk. 

Pop singer Katy Perry and candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on stage at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Des Moines.

Hillary Clinton finally smashes one of the remaining glass ceilings in politics as she becomes the first woman to secure her party’s nomination for US president. This blog tracks the historic moment with reaction and commentary from observers as well as the FT political team there to witness the event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
 

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The Republican National Convention culminates with a pugnacious acceptance speech from Donald Trump with a promise of keeping the country safe and its citizens better off, with an attack on the ‘rigged’ system and White House rival Hillary Clinton. This blog brings the reaction from the FT team in the arena in Cleveland, and beyond. 

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As the race for the White House candidates reaches a critical stage in the state of New York, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton held onto their frontrunner status for their respective parties. This blog curates the results and reaction, with despatches from our DC bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo at the Trump party held – where else – at Trump Tower, while the Clinton party took place five blocks away at the Sheraton in Times Square. 

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On Super Tuesday 2, the five primary races — in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina — helped to draw the contours of the nomination for the White House. Donald Trump knocked Marco Rubio out of the Republican race by winning Florida and three more states, reinforcing his status as the party frontrunner, but lost to John Kasich in Ohio, complicating his path to Washington. Hillary Clinton secured overwhelming victories in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, and a far narrower win in Illinois, putting her much closer to securing the Democratic nomination.Track the results and reaction as it happened: 

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Bentonville, Arkansas

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories on “Super Tuesday”, significantly raising the odds that the New York businessman and the former secretary of state will confront each other in November’s presidential election. We bring the best of the reaction and results on the night. 

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More than half a million voters are estimated to have headed to the polls in a near-record turnout a snowy New Hampshire on Tuesday as the Granite State followed the Iowa caucuses by holding the first primary contest of the 2016 presidential election. The FT’s DC bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo, political correspondent Courtney Weaver, chief US commentator Edward Luce and digital comment editor Sebastian Payne watched the action from the ground in New Hampshire. This blog tracks the FT correspondents and other social media and commentator reaction to the election, curated by US Online News Editor Emiliya Mychasuk. 

Donald Trump Holds Final Iowa Campaign Rallies On Day Of Caucuses

Ted Cruz, the firebrand Texas senator, has won the Iowa Republican caucus, delivering a big blow to Donald Trump, the New York property mogul who had dominated the GOP race for months. Hillary Clinton finds herself neck-and-neck with Bernie Sanders. The FT political team, led by bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo, political correspondent Courtney Weaver, digital comment editor Sebastian Payne and chief US commentator Edward Luce are in Iowa for the race. This blog tracks them on the trail of the contenders, as well as FT correspondent’s and other social media and commentator reaction to the election, curated by US Online News Editor Emiliya Mychasuk. 

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The Republican White House contenders took the stage at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas for their fifth and final presidential debate of 2015. With 56 days to go before the first caucus is held in Iowa, Donald Trump looked to have kept his lead in the national polls despite his call to ban Muslims from entering the US. Mr Trump faced a fresh challenger in Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who has displaced Ben Carson as the property mogul’s closest rival. Jake Grovum, US social media journalist, and Emiliya Mychasuk, US Online News Editor, curated the reaction to the debate from the FT’s Washington bureau and political watchers on social media.
 

Hillary Clinton Testifies Before House Select Committee On Benghazi Attacks

Hillary Clinton faced her next big challenge in her quest for the 2016 US presidential race with an appearance before a Republican led congressional committee to testify about the 2012 Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, including US ambassador Christopher Stevens. Barney Jopson followed the action from Washington with Demetri Sevastopulo, DC Bureau Chief and Emiliya Mychasuk, US Online News Editor. A link to the live stream of the hearing is here