The political establishment, the world as a whole, along with the world, in particular, began dealing Wednesday once you get your reality: President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Amid the shocked reactions, President Obama and Trump — who attacked one another vociferously throughout the long campaign — spoke on the phone as the president invited his successor-in-waiting towards the White House on Thursday for transition planning.
"Ensuring an easy transition of power is probably the top priorities the President identified at the start of the year and also a meeting with the President-elect is the next step," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
Obama is scheduled to have a statement around the election Wednesday, as they are defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Trump himself doesn't have any events on Wednesday's schedule.
In accepting victory early Wednesday, the New York businessman struck a conciliatory tone after having a brutal campaign.
"Now it's the perfect time for America to bind the wounds of division — need together," Trump told screaming supporters gathered at the New York Hilton. "To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it's the time for us to come together united people."
The incoming Republican president didn't mention his most criticised proposals, including calls, metamorph trade deals and the pledge to develop a wall over the U.S.-Mexico border.
Trump also issued his first tweet as president-elect: "Such an attractive and important evening! The forgotten man and woman should never be forgotten again. We will all bond as nothing you've seen prior."
Various world leaders expressed scepticism about Trump, who through the campaign nearly accused other countries of stealing U.S. jobs.
Some officials invoked anti-trade, anti-immigration populist movements around the world, such as being the British decision this coming year to leave the European Union.
Gerard Araud, the French ambassador towards the United States, tweeted: “After Brexit which election, things are all now possible. The world is collapsing before our eyes. Dizziness."
Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt likewise known as Brexit, tweeting which it looks like this will be the season of the double disaster in the West.”
Markets plunged around the world following an election where Trump vowed metamorph or even void free trade agreements he deems unfair.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent congratulations to your president-elect.
Russia Today reported that Putin “has expressed confidence how the dialogue between Moscow and Washington, in keeping with the other’s views, meets the interests of both Russia along with the US."
In addressing "the world community" during his acceptance speech, Trump declared that "while we are going to always put America's interests first, we shall deal fairly with everyone ... anyone and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict."