Twitter virtually explodes in response to Donald Trump’s election victory [TWEETS]

Alex McNamara

2016 has been a very eventful year, to say the least. But its official status as a ‘year of change’ was confirmed on 9 November, when the world woke up to the election victory of billionaire tycoon Donald Trump. And Twitter virtually exploded with comments about the controversial new US President.

The media

Major news corporations, most of which supported Clinton’s nomination, focused on the impact and shock of the result:

Other publications reacted to the implications for global financial markets:


A good number of US celebrities have come forward to express their disdain for the result. None more so than Lady Gaga, reported to have already led a demonstration outside Trump Towers:

Other US celebs included:


Of course, there are implications for countries beyond the US. Several UK politicians came forward with personal criticism of the result. They also reflected on how those who feel disappointed should proceed:

Well… most UK politicians, anyway:

And there was one government in particular which reportedly received the news in a very positive fashion:

Good morning America

Among the multitude of tweets was some very poignant artwork. One piece doing the rounds was a tweet from David Rowe, an editorial cartoonist for The Australian Financial Review:

With the popular #NotMyPresident hashtag emerging across social media, it’s clear that many Americans are shocked by the result. But in times of trauma, the internet can now unite people like never before. To resist what’s wrong. To fight for a better world. And to unite with all those who feel the same way.

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