Given how divisive and nasty the election had become in the months prior, it was no shock that Twitter reacted in dozens of ways to the news that Trump had defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. Despite his rival earning approximately 3 million more votes than him, a triumph in the Electoral College propelled Trump to victory.
Most of you reading this probably remember where you were when you heard the news and remember how you felt—good, bad, ugly, scared, elated, or frustrated. You weren’t alone in feeling that way, and you’re not alone feeling a mix of those emotions on a daily basis over the past 365 days.
Pain, shock, and memes:
England: Nothing can be more embarrassing than Brexit.— Aaron “Bane was Right” Sparrow (@Aaron_Sparrow) November 9, 2016
America: Watch this.
Just woke my children up & told them Santa's dead.— joe heenan (@joeheenan) November 9, 2016
Don't see why I should be the only one hearing terrible news this morning.
Everyone say's meteorologists are the "only ones that can be wrong & still keep a job". What say you Pollsters? #ElectionDay— Garrett Lewis (@5NEWSGarrett) November 9, 2016
I don't even know what to say. Depressed,sad,disgusted,angry & scared 4 my daughters future.4 the U.S & 4 the WORLDS future. #ElectionNight— Emilie de Ravin (@emiliederavin) November 9, 2016
maybe if we put 2016 in rice?— Jamie Jones (@JamieDMJ) November 9, 2016
me when the results first started coming in vs me now pic.twitter.com/ps8iQNviPk— shelly (@sheIIymarie) November 9, 2016
I will never forget this chart for as long as I live. pic.twitter.com/7Y4t4o65gp— Alexis De Wokeville (@MrAlexisPereira) November 9, 2016
Happiness for Trump:
First order of business: Pardon Pepe the Frog pic.twitter.com/iMDfqgCc2r— AGR (@AGRcactus) November 9, 2016
With elections on Tuesday–which sent a whole host of other emotions flying about–next year’s midterms, and another presidential election in 2020, you can bet there will be more reactions like this (and more) to look forward to.