It was a night of mixed emotions on Tuesday as the neck-in-neck presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton played out live. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the GOP candidate pulled ahead and was finally declared the next President of the United States.
Trump addressed his voters and the American public in a live press conference, saying that his opponent, Clinton, had called him to concede. Clinton did not publicly address the American people following the results, sending her staffers home.
With his family by his side, Trump thanked the American people for their votes and asked for unity moving forward.
"To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," he told the crowd. "To be really historic, we have to do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president."
Across the country and the world, celebrities expressed their strong reactions to Trump's upset on social media.
Here are some of their responses: