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Donald Trump elected president: Politicians react, from Vladimir Putin to Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump’s presidential victory has shocked Democrats and Republicans across the nation.

Following the announcement of rival Hillary Clinton's concession, reactions from politicians on both sides of the aisle began to pour in.

Scroll down to see what Clinton, President Barack Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan and more politicians had to say about Trump's win.

Hillary Clinton

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"I hope that [Trump] will be a successful president for all Americans," Hillary Clinton said during her concession speech on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. "Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama called Donald Trump early Wednesday
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President Barack Obama called Donald Trump early Wednesday morning to congratulate the president-elect on his victory, inviting him to the White House to discuss the transition of power. Later on Wednesday, Obama urged Democrats to put aside their disappointment. "We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," he said at a news conference.

Vladimir Putin

Following Donald Trump's presidential win, Russian President Vladimir
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Following Donald Trump's presidential win, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his country is ready to fully restore relations with the United States. "It is not an easy path but we are ready to do our part and do everything to return Russian and American relations to a stable path of development," Putin said.

Benjamin Netanyahu

Less than 24 hours after winning the 2016
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Less than 24 hours after winning the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump wasted no time in reaching out to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister's office said the two spoke briefly by phone, and Trump invited Netanyahu to a meeting "at the first opportunity." Netanyahu congratulated Trump and told him "the United States has no better ally than Israel," his office said.

Ted Cruz

In an early morning tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz
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In an early morning tweet, Sen. Ted Cruz said "I congratulate President-elect Trump on an amazing victory for the American worker."

Paul Ryan

Shortly after Clinton conceded early Wednesday morning, House
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Shortly after Clinton conceded early Wednesday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement, saying "We are eager to work hand-in-hand with the new administration to advance an agenda to improve the lives of the American people."

Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement after Clinton conceded that said "The American people have chosen a new direction for our nation."

Jeb Bush

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a rival of
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a rival of President-elect Donald Trump during the Republican primary, issued a congratulatory tweet: "Congratulations on your victory @realDonaldTrump. As our President, Columba and I will pray for you in the days and months to come."

Rand Paul

Following President-elect Donald Trump's victory, Kentucky Sen. Rand
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Following President-elect Donald Trump's victory, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he looked forward to working with the businessman turned politician. "Congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump. I look forward to working with all those elected for limited, constitutional government," he wrote on Twitter. Paul followed up with a second tweet: "Prediction: One of the first things we will do with President Trump is repeal job killing regulations."

Mitt Romney

Former GOP presidential candidate and governor of Massachusetts
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Former GOP presidential candidate and governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney also offered his "best wishes," adding "May [Trump's] victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim."

Former President George Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush wished President-elect Donald
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Former President George H.W. Bush wished President-elect Donald Trump well in a tweet: "Barbara and I congratulate @realDonaldTrump, wish him well as he guides America forward as our next President. His family is in our prayers."

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