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Donald Trump looks likely to become the president of the United States, following a shock election result which looks to have upended political polling for months leading up to the election.

There's an obvious parallel to the Brexit result on 23 June, driven by a strong turnout from a core vote of nationalists and anti-globalists.

The UK's national identity crisis has been roundly commented upon by foreign officials, even mocked by some.

However, with the election of Donald Trump to the Oval Office and markets already teetering, it makes the EU plebiscite seem small fry compared to the decision in the United States.

The UK may have got itself into a tricky and elaborate trade negotiation with the EU, with various repercussions, but the United States has elected an openly far-right and bigoted commander-in-chief - whose remit extends to all departments.

This is a man who will be looking at the Middle East peace process, whose strategy at one point was to:

Bomb the s*** out of 'em. I would just bomb those suckers. That's right. I'd blow up the pipes... I'd blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.

Good luck, America.

The New Yorker, at the time, took great glee in the UK's vote, lampooning it with a cover mocking the referendum with a UK institution - a clear ode to Monty Python and Fawlty Towers actor John Cleese in the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.

Apparently they predicted the UK to fall of a cliff, via isolationist politics instructed by the will of the British people.

We wonder what they will come up with for the United States and this fine fellow?

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