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This is the 45th President of the United States, everybody

Existential dread? Us too. Here are some of the horrific things the new world leader(!) has said.

By Lorna Gray

Like us, you might be struggling to come to terms with the shock news that Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States. The Associate Press has called it.

And you may be wondering what this will mean for America, for us guys in Australia, and indeed, for the rest of the world.

Well, we don’t have a crystal ball.

But we do have the internet as some sort of grotesque back catalogue of possible impending doom. And the man who said the following things is now the most powerful man in the world.

And we almost can’t believe it. Pour yourself a stiff one. You're going to need it...

On oil and ISIS: “ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, certain areas of oil that they took away. They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would 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.”

On his daughter Ivanka: "… she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her."

On Hillary Clinton: "If Hillary Clinton can't satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?"

On breastfeeding: "You’re disgusting!" Trump shouted at a female lawyer, who, during a deposition involving Trump, asked for a medical break to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old daughter.

On Mexican immigrants: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

He reiterated his views telling Fox: “What can be simpler or more accurately stated? The Mexican government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.”

On abortion: In March, Trump told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, “There has to be some form of punishment" for women who seek abortions. He later adjusted his statement, saying that doctors who provide unlawful abortions should be punished, not the women.

On women in general: In a 1991 Esquire magazine profile, Trump had this to say about his bad press: "You know, it really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass. But she’s got to be young and beautiful."

On former Miss Universe Alicia Machado: “[She] weighed 118 pounds or 117 pounds and she went up to 160 or 170. So this is somebody that likes to eat.” He also called her "Miss Piggy," "Miss Housekeeping," and an "eating machine."

On Jeb Bush: "Jeb Bush likes illegals because of his wife." Bush's wife Columbia is Mexican-American. He tweeted then quickly deleted this offensive comment in response to Bush's comments that he didn't think Trump represented the Republican party.

On global warming: “It’s freezing and snowing in New York – we need global warming!”

On torture: “I would bring back waterboarding and I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”

In a (now-infamous) leaked tape from 2005, he bragged about sexually assaulting women. [Author note: If this video doesn't make you rage, we don't know what will.]

During the second presidential debate, Trump repeatedly defended his comments above as “locker room talk,” as if it is normal and acceptable for men to talk about violating women.

He also fat-shamed Kim Kardashian, while she was pregnant. Sure.

On sexual assaults in the military: (You can't make this shit up.)

On Sarah Jessica Parker:

Here's his response to claims he sexually assaulted a People journo:

That time he appeared to mock a journalist with a disability. :(

On Rosie O’Donnell: “If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’ … We’re all a little chubby but Rosie’s just worse than most of us.”

On President Obama: In 2012, Trump launched an "investigation" into whether President Obama was actually born in the U.S. "His grandmother in Kenya said he was born in Kenya, and she was there and witnessed the birth. He doesn't have a birth certificate or he hasn't shown it," Trump said on the Today show.

On President Obama again: In 2014, Trump blamed President Obama for "poor race relations" in the U.S., tweeting: "Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations!"

On dictators: Trump praised former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's tough stance on terrorism saying the world would be "100 per cent better" if dictators like Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi were still in power.

Scared yet? We should be.