Trump win a blow to chardonnay set: Hanson

One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson Source: AAP

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says Donald Trump's presidential election victory shows people have had enough of "elites" and the "chardonnay set".

Donald Trump's victory is proof people have had enough of the "chardonnay set", Pauline Hanson says.

The One Nation leader, who rode her own populist wave back to Canberra in the July federal election, says disenchanted voters want their voices to be heard.

"People around the world are saying 'we've had enough with the major political parties, with the establishment, with the elites, with the chardonnay set'," she told Sky News.

Conservative Liberal senator Cory Bernardi was also gleeful after Mr Trump's elevation to president elect.

"What a wonderful morning," he tweeted.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said he respected the outcome of the US election but didn't agree with it.

He told ABC Radio he doesn't regret calling Mr Trump a "repulsive creep".

Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles said the federal government needed to use every avenue in its diplomatic arsenal to talk to the presidential transition team about Australia's issues in the region.

"(A US) presence in east Asia is important," he told Sky News.

Senator Bernardi, who is on a parliamentary secondment to the United Nations in New York, is expecting big things from a new president who will have Republican control of congress.

"I think the best days of the United States are ahead of it if the Trump campaign is allowed to keep its promises," he said.

Senator Hanson said Australian politicians needed to heed the message of Trump's victory and Brexit, that people want their own backyards looked after first.

"I think a lot of them have lost touch with the grassroots Australians and the rural areas," Senator Hanson told the Seven Network.

Labor frontbencher Tony Burke said many people would be waking up with a pretty bad hangover.

"We shouldn't be so desperate in terms of trying to win favour from the new president or president-elect that we undermine our values," he told ABC radio.

"We shouldn't be a country that forgets that in this country if you boasted about sexually assaulting women it would mark the end of your political career, over there it's just marked the launch of one."

Mr Burke said race and prejudice were part of the US election campaign.

"We should not gloss over that or pretend that they weren't, they were. We should call that out and we should make sure that we don't in any way change who we are."

Independent MP Bob Katter said free marketers were now living in a stone-age amongst skeletons and dinosaurs.

"Now is the time for the Xenophon's, the One Nation's and I promise you a very outstanding Katter act," he said.

The days were over for those in "city suits in their tapestry towers".

But Greens MP Adam Bandt said Mr Trump's win poses serious questions for Australia.

"Do we really want to be the deputy sheriff to a racist climate-change denier," he asked.

"Do we really want to follow Donald Trump into every war he wants to pick?"

Former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan said working people in America felt like they had nothing to lose by voting for popular solutions.

The result showed the need for Australia to make sure it shared the fruits of prosperity so working people were not left behind.

"If you have 19th century economic outcomes then you get 19th century politics."

Liberal backbencher Andrew Hastie said the US constitution was designed to contain the excesses of any president.

"I think Donald Trump is going to listen (and) consult," he said.

Coalition senator Ian Macdonald described Trump's win as a "victory for the forgotten people".

"It's a rejection of political correctness and the latte set," he told reporters in Canberra.

But Senator Macdonald expressed concerns about the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal being abandoned, saying it would be a blow for Queensland beef and sugar producers.

Labor senator Doug Cameron said the world needed to let the dust settle on Trump's victory, predicting some of his election policies would not come to fruition.

He acknowledged there were lessons for all politicians to make sure industry was not chased offshore and trade agreements don't make it harder for families to earn a crust.

Independent senator Nick Xenophon is glad the TPP is likely to be killed off.

"It just didn't stack up," he told reporters.

Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm said he was marginally more pleased that Mr Trump won over Mrs Clinton.

"It's certainly not something to do handstands about," he said.

Source AAP

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