American man refuses to find out who won the US presidential election after Donald Trump's victory

'I'm still living in a bubble of blissful ignorance'

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An American man has refused to find out who won the US presidential election.

One week after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, Joe Chandler still has no idea the billionaire will run his country.

"I'm still living in a bubble of blissful ignorance," he told Fox News.

The artist, who works from home, has avoided television, newspapers and social media since he went to bed on 8 November.

“I was invited to an election party to stay up into the night with everybody gnawing their nails, hanging on and I thought, oh there has to be a better way,” he said.

When he woke up, he said he felt so peaceful he decided to put off finding out who won the election until the afternoon. 

“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the centre of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” he added.

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Now, his daughter sends him edited updates of the news so he can stay up to date.

When he does leave his house, Mr Chandler wears headphones and a sign reading: "I don't know who won, and don't want to.

"Please don't tell me!"