The US election has been a bizarre and bizarre campaign, but for some people the result has been as much of a shock as the shock itself.
In the run up to the presidential vote on Sunday, Donald Trump made sweeping promises to “take back our country” from “globalists”, who were “pouring billions of dollars into our country”.
It was also the first time in US history that a Republican candidate for president had won an outright majority in the House of Representatives.
What’s more, the Democrats’ control of the House and Senate and a number of state legislatures, had created an opening to change the country’s direction, which they did.
But it wasn’t the only thing that changed.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Republican National Committee had announced it would cancel all of its events in the country, including those that had already been planned.
And Trump himself was not in the US, with his son Eric and his wife Melania leaving for Florida.
The US election is the first of three presidential elections in which there will be two major parties, which are expected to be the winner.
“It’s time for a new direction in American politics,” Trump said in his victory speech.
“We are not going to allow ourselves to be taken for granted.”
It was a clear message to the American people, but many voters were left feeling unsettled by it.
The results are still not known, but it is likely that Trump will win the election.
The next step is for the US Supreme Court to decide on the case.