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Trump Supporters React As America Sees A Donald Trump Presidency

These are the people who elected him.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, supporters of Donald Trump erupted with fierce passion and utter joy as America neared a Trump presidency.

Around 2:30 a.m., Trump clinched victory with 276 votes from the Electoral College and was announced as the 45th president-elect of the United States.

Republicans had another reason to celebrate: the GOP appeared to hold control of the U.S. Senate, which means the party now holds the White House and Congress.

Below, see the pure emotion and excitement from Trump supporters as Election Day 2016 came to a historic end.

  • Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton
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    Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 9. 
  • Mia Hofmann, Trump supporter, celebrates returns coming in during the Colorado Republican Election Night party at the DoubleT
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    Mia Hofmann, Trump supporter, celebrates returns coming in during the Colorado Republican Election Night party at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Denver Tech Center, on Nov. 8.
  • People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilt
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    People celebrate during the call for Republican president-elect Donald Trump at his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City, on Nov. 9.
  • Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rally in front of the White House in Washington, on Nov. 9.
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    Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rally in front of the White House in Washington, on Nov. 9.
  • Donald Trump supporters cheer as U.S. presidential election results are announced during a Republican watch party in Phoenix,
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    Donald Trump supporters cheer as U.S. presidential election results are announced during a Republican watch party in Phoenix, Arizona, on Nov. 8. 
  • Laurel Imer, Jefferson County Chair for the Trump Campaign, left, and Robyn McMillen, Trump supporter, embrace each other as
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    Laurel Imer, Jefferson County Chair for the Trump Campaign, left, and Robyn McMillen, Trump supporter, embrace each other as the watch returns come in during the Colorado Republican Election Night party at the DoubleTree Hilton in the Denver Tech Center, on Nov. 8. 
  • A Donald Trump supporter reacts to the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the N
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    A Donald Trump supporter reacts to the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8. 
  • Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch as election day results are announced during the Colorado GO
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    Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch as election day results are announced during the Colorado GOP Election Night Party in Greenwood Village, Colorado on Nov. 8.
  • Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch early results during the election night event at the New Yor
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    Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watch early results during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8. 
  • A Trump supporter waits for the Trump rally to begin at the Hilton Hotel during the U.S. presidential election in New York Ci
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    A Trump supporter waits for the Trump rally to begin at the Hilton Hotel during the U.S. presidential election in New York City, New York, on Nov. 8.
  • A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watches early results during the election night event at the New
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    A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump watches early results during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8.
  • A Donald Trump supporter watches the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New
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    A Donald Trump supporter watches the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8.
  • Carol Minor cheers during Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in
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    Carol Minor cheers during Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8.
  • Donald Trump supporters watch the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New Yo
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    Donald Trump supporters watch the returns at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, on Nov. 8.
  • People cheer as voting results for Iowa come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump'’s election night event at th
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    People cheer as voting results for Iowa come in at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump'’s election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York, in Nov. 8.
  • Donald Trump supporters are jubilant as Trump is to predicted to win North Carolina as they watched the election results at a
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    Donald Trump supporters are jubilant as Trump is to predicted to win North Carolina as they watched the election results at an election night watch party for Donald Trump supporters at the F1 indoor care racetrack ballroom in Braintree, Massachusetts, on Nov. 8.
  • Supporters of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump celebrate after the networks called their candidate's victory in the sta
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    Supporters of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump celebrate after the networks called their candidate's victory in the state of North Carolina, at Republican Governor Pat McCrory's election-night party in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S. Nov. 8.
  • Lyn Thrasher reacts with the crowd as North Carolina Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is declared the state's w
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    Lyn Thrasher reacts with the crowd as North Carolina Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is declared the state's winner at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Nov. 8.
  • People hold signs in support of Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, while standing outside of Fox News headqu
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    People hold signs in support of Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, while standing outside of Fox News headquarters in New York, on Nov. 8. 
  • A man plays guitar outside of Trump Tower before the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in New York, on Nov. 8.
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    A man plays guitar outside of Trump Tower before the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in New York, on Nov. 8.
  • A man watches the election results on a giant television at an election night watch party for Donald Trump supporters at the
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    A man watches the election results on a giant television at an election night watch party for Donald Trump supporters at the F1 indoor care racetrack ballroom in Braintree, Massachusetts, on Nov. 8, 2016.
  • A Trump supporter takes a selfie as she celebrates with others as they watch election returns come in at Republican U.S. pres
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    A Trump supporter takes a selfie as she celebrates with others as they watch election returns come in at Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump's election night rally in Manhattan, New York, on Nov. 8.
  • Republicans erupt in celebration as a newscaster announces Donald Trump wins Florida while watching election night results at
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    Republicans erupt in celebration as a newscaster announces Donald Trump wins Florida while watching election night results at the OCGOP election party at at China Palace in Newport Beach, California, on Nov. 8. 
  • Donald Trump supporters and protestors argue in Times Square as they await election results  in New York, on Nov. 8
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    Donald Trump supporters and protestors argue in Times Square as they await election results  in New York, on Nov. 8
  • Nellie Gillogly, center, of Santa Ana, joins Republicans erupting in celebration as a newscaster announces Donald Trump wins
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    Nellie Gillogly, center, of Santa Ana, joins Republicans erupting in celebration as a newscaster announces Donald Trump wins Florida while watching election night results at the OCGOP election party at China Palace in Newport Beach, California, on Nov. 8.
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