DONALD TRUMP IS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATESTake a look at how the GOP nominee funneled discontent into a win no one saw coming. The political outsider broke all the rules, took the White House and reshaped the electoral map and the future of the country along the way. World leaders have already begun reaching out to the new leader of the free world. Hillary Clinton called Trump to concede early this morning but has yet to address the election results publicly. Clinton could still win the popular vote ― she is currently leading by a razor-thin margin. And President Barack Obama has already begun to hand over the reins to Trump. Watch Trump’s victory speech, and read the full results from Election Day. [Sam Stein, HuffPost]
WHY WE’RE DROPPING OUR DONALD TRUMP EDITORIAL NOTE “Where we find fault in how Trump governs, we won’t hesitate to call it out ... But we have hope that the man we saw on the trail at his worst moments is not the man who will enter the White House.” [Ryan Grim, HuffPost]
THE MARKETS DIDN’T TAKE KINDLY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL UPSETTrading on Nasdaq and S&P futures was frozen last night after falling rapidly in response to the presidential news. The dollar fell, while gold and the Japanese yen are on the rise. And here’s where Trump’s win leaves U.S. businesses. [Daniel Marans, HuffPost]
HOW ALL THE POLLSTERS AND FORECASTERS GOT THIS WRONGSo very wrong. Howard Fineman breaks down how 2016 became another”Dewey defeats Truman” moment for the media. [Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy, HuffPost]
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE D.C. is completely red. Republicans retained control of the Senate, holding onto what is currently a 51-seat majority that is likely to grow to 53 once all the votes are finalized, with the House also set to stay red. And Sean Hannity warned that Paul Ryan may not be Speaker of the House come January. [Michael McAuliff, HuffPost]
AND THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION SITE CRASHED ON ELECTION NIGHT For no reason at all ... but Lin-Manuel Miranda reminded the country why that’s not the right attitude. As did Jonathan Chait, who wrote: “Forget Canada. Stay and fight for American democracy.” [Jesselyn Cook, HuffPost]
AT LEAST WE STILL HAVE DUMBLEDORE The old faithful we all grew up with is returning in the “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” franchise. [HuffPost]
MEET THE OTHER MARK ZUCKERBERG The one not worth billions. [Backchannel]
LIFE WITH THE HYPERLOOP “You’re in Dubai, and you need to get to Abu Dhabi, roughly 100 miles away, so you bring up an app on your phone. A few minutes later, a self-driving pod pulls up at your door, brings you to a portal, and docks inside a transporter tube. When you get to Abu Dhabi, the pod undocks and drives you directly to your destination. Door to door, the trip takes about 15 minutes.” [Fast Company]
NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE ANGELINA JOLIE-BRAD PITT CUSTODY BATTLE Some say she has full custody, other outlets are reporting that’s just an extension. [HuffPost]
WALGREENS IS GOING AFTER THERANOS There is no good news left for this disgraced Silicon Valley darling. [HuffPost]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ So ... how cool do we need to be to be invited to a Taylor Swift-thrown birthday party? T-Swift, help The Morning Email out.
~ These photos of dogs voting got us through the longest Election Day ever.
~ The solace you find in drug stores, in between the nail polish remover and paper towels.
~ More on how to “MacGyver” your car.
~ This New York Times graphic on the race’s “screeching U-turn” is worth a look.
~ A history of candidates who won the popular vote but lost the electoral map ― and thus the presidency.
~ Here’s a glimpse at what Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle thinks about ladies who lunch.
~ We’ve got you covered when it comes to Thanksgiving ― check out the best canned pumpkin for all those pies you’re about to make.
~ What to do if you’re overwhelmed by the election.
~ Of course Trump has updated his Twitter bio.
~ And here’s what newspaper front pages around the world look like this morning after Trump’s surprise win.