With a platform which included a stronger enforcement of immigration laws together with building a wall along the Mexico border, reform of veterans' care, repeal and tax cuts, plus renegotiation of trade deals with China, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, takes office.

The very definition of the ‘American Dream,’ becoming the first ‘leader of the free world’ who has never held a political office, the 70-year-old, against some insurmountable odds – but waves of unprecedented populists - enters the White House in January promised unity after a dark campaign which saw fields of Republican candidates, plus Democratic challenger, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ‘fall by the wayside’ as he completed the biggest upset in modern political history.

"I pledge to every citizen of our land, that I will be a president for all Americans," Trump said, "as it is time for us all to come together as one united people."

Showing humility, the new President, who secured the 270 electoral votes needed to win, said; "Hillary (Clinton) fought very long and very hard and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service."

The current chair and president of The Trump Organisation, the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests - which has seen him build office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, and other branded facilities worldwide, he said he will now relinquish his position once he has officially ‘sworn in.’

The New York businessman had long claimed his nationalist pitch to voters could spur high levels of voter turnout that would help propel him to the White House and Clinton found it difficult against the nationalistic – some even said jingoistic – fervor that saw him cross the line far more comfortably than many expected. 

His tenure promises to be compulsive news – one way or t’other.