With 35 million tweets on the US election day, Twitter on Wednesday broke its earlier record set in 2012 election day of more than 31 million tweets. As Republican Donald Trump won the US presidential election, reactions on Twitter ranged from shock and disgust to congratulatory messages. “I am in complete and utter shock right now…” Naila Ahmad tweeted.
All the messages on Twitter, however, were not hostile to the newly elected President of the US. “#DonaldTrump Congratulations! Thank you, master!” Gustavo Conforti tweeted.
“I’m not going to hear the end of the liberals whining about how the country is ruined and that we’re all going to die…”, a user with the name The Average Voter tweeted. The 70-year-old will be the 45th President of the US. Clinton immediately called Trump to concede the election defeat and congratulate him.
‘Tremendous…tremendous!’ Yep, we’re all sitting in a tremendous pile of $@!t right now,” another tweet from the user read. Trump was on Wednesday elected the new US President, defeating forecasters who had predicted a Hillary Clinton win in one of the most bitterly fought Presidential battles. Another user from South Africa went to the extent of comparing the consequences of Trump’s win with that of the disastrous September 11 terrorist attack on the American soil.
“Date: 09/11 Event: #DonaldTrump becomes the New #USPresident,” DJ Busang tweeted. “And America decided to let go halloween for the next four years. Congratulations America,” Vishal Gaurav from India said in a tweet laced with sarcasm. The 2016 presidential race saw the Republican nominee confronting the conventional media at several points of time and President Barack Obama accusing social network sites of spreading lies about the election.