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Will Donald Trump build his wall on the Mexico border?

Throughout his presidential campaign Donald Trump promoted himself as the man to protect the US and strengthen its borders.

His plan to build a wall across the border with Mexico caused controversy then, but following his election he may have a chance to make good on it.

Moscow welcomes Donald Trump presidential victory

  • Video report by ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers

Vladimir Putin was among the first world leaders to congratulate president-elect Donald Trump on his victory as the global community absorbed the result of the US presidential election.

The Russian parliament broke into spontaneous applause at the news of Mr Trump's win.

The Republican has repeatedly said he wanted a closer relationship with Russia, calling President Putin "a strong leader".

While Mr Trump may restore relations with one of America's old enemies, other countries were more cautious. Cuba announced military exercises to counter enemy actions as Mr Trump's victory sent shockwaves around the world.

America divided, even in the Democratic state of New York

Following the election of Donald Trump as the next American president, people across America reacted with shock, dismay, but also excitement.

In New York, which voted for Hillary Clinton, ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham took the Staten Island ferry to talk to commuters about how they felt about the election results.

"I'm really afraid," said one man. "He got elected, not on a message of coming together, he got elected on a message of tearing us apart."

Another voter was ecstatic at the result, saying he believed it would be good "for the whole world".

Some voters simply expressed their disappointment and sadness that they may not see a woman in the White House any time soon.

And even some who voted for him did so with trepidation. "I did vote for him, very proudly," said one woman, "because I wanted a change. But I'm still scared, not knowing what the next four years is going to bring."

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