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An army of “shy” Trump voters, especially whites without college degrees dubbed “the forgotten people”, who were sick of multiculturalism and felt maligned by globalisation wiped out Mrs Clinton’s advantage among Latino and black voters.
The turnouts in states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, known as the rustbelt, had echoes of the Brexit vote in Labour heartlands in places such as the North, South Wales and the Midlands.
One commentator called it a “whitelash” after eight years of President Obama as Mr Trump increased the Republican share of the black and Hispanic vote compared to Mitt Romney’s performance in the 2012 election.
Not only did voters hand Mr Trump the White House, they also allowed the Republicans to retain control of the Senate and House of Representatives.