Sure, global media had been calling this the most divisive election in the history of the United States, and the extent of how close a call it might be didn’t quite register till the results started rolling in. America seems to be going into the red, the possibility of Republican candidate Donald Trump actually becoming the 45th President of the US is getting more traction, if social media websites like Twitter and Facebook are anything to go by.
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Much of the reaction to the idea of a US President Trump have been that of disbelief. Memes and gifs with horrified expressions are ruling the roost, while some think if they ponder upon the im-possibility of it, It.Will.Just.Not.Happen.
#Trump has already begun to trend on Twitter, while Clinton is conspicuous in her absence. According to various news reports, several celebrities have already spoken about leaving the US should Trump win the election, while the Canadian immigration site has reportedly crashed. “Tonight is the last night the world looks at the USA with admiration. Truly the end of an era. How embarrassing!” one user tweeted, “#USA ain’t any different. Bigotry hatred racisism is deep rooted @realDonaldTrump winning endorses the above statement” said another about the possibility of the Republican candidate winning.
But these two tweets pretty much sum up the online sentiment: “Can the rest of the world #PrayForAmerica ????because we pray for y’all when y’all are going through something”; ““Maybe Americans shouldn’t be allowed to vote in American elections anymore.”
Check out some of the other reactions here:
“trump is in the lead” pic.twitter.com/67DepWO2mq
— michael scott (@itssamkollins) November 9, 2016
— #ProjectThisTown (@NoControlProjec) November 9, 2016
Well, looks like Trump has grabbed this election by the ???? pic.twitter.com/ETUoAIs08M
— Kaitlyn Vincie (@kaitlynvincie) November 9, 2016
— Janay Salmu (@JanaySalmu) November 9, 2016
Trump for president, longest running joke of all time
— Naomi Smalls (@naomismallsduh) November 9, 2016
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Get used to saying it folks, PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP pic.twitter.com/BigbYA7Jtd
— Around The League™ (@RTSportsTalk) November 9, 2016
TRUMP: Hand me the victory speech.
STAFF: [looks around][nobody wrote one]
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 9, 2016
We gotta get ready for The Purge if trump wins pic.twitter.com/cW7xfBgIrD
— Sage Of Six Paths ?? (@_ohhthatscool) November 9, 2016
If Trump Wins then Daddy Vlad Putin has the world’s destruction all planned, USA now ripe to help Russia harass & take over some of Europe pic.twitter.com/V8FHdl2sN5
— cyn (@Wary12) November 9, 2016
Enjoy the internet, everyone. Trump will probably shut it down because you guys sad bad things about him
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) November 9, 2016
There are those trying to convince themselves that it’s all the same. Right? Right?
But hey… folks been saying a Trump win is exactly the same as a Clinton win, right?
— I Will Block Ya Mama (@FeministaJones) November 9, 2016
Then there was denial.
I can’t imagine a world where Donald Trump is president. I still don’t think he will win. It just doesn’t make any sense to me.
— Kathleen Fuentes (@KathleenLights1) November 9, 2016
There were some who brought in Rahul Gandhi in this as well.
Waiting for the Congress party to announce that this election is not a reflection on Rahul Gandhi’s performance.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 9, 2016
In the meanwhile, as Trump gains ground, the Canadian immigration site has crashed.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 9, 2016
And this probably the current mood in the Trump camp:
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