Surprise and euphoria at Trump headquarters

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump react to early results during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New YorkEuphoric Donald Trump supporters transformed into a sea of “Make America Great Again” hats, shouting “USA” and partying late into the night as the billionaire appeared within reach of victory Wednesday. “We are so excited,” said Aliza Romanoff, a well-dressed, articulate and educated mother of two from Long Island whose family has known Trump for years, out celebrating with her parents and husband. The Republican nominee’s official “victory party” in a Manhattan hotel ballroom started slowly — initially quietly optimistic — but as Trump won state after state, increasingly pumped up and raucous.

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