What Filipinos tweeted during US #ElectionNight
MANILA, Philippines – With the US presidential election ending in stunning fashion, the whole world now moves on to absorbing what Donald Trump's victory means.
On Twitter, many Filipinos joined in, airing their thoughts about US #ElectionNight as Trump built up a lead and eventually won.
The majority of the Filipino audience on Twitter was noticeably pro-Clinton, and aghast at the thought of a Trump presidency. Their most common emotions – anger, disgust, dismay, and fear.
Those who seem to be rooting for Trump are in the minority, while others link the US polls to the politics here in the Philippines. As expected, some used memes and jokes to share their thoughts.
These were the tweets that expressed fear and disbelief during the counting of votes.
Jeezus #ElectionNight is legit scary— raprap (@rapwap) November 9, 2016
This world has gone mad.#ElectionNight— Trish Roxas (@trishroxaas) November 9, 2016
It feels like we're right at the start of a dystopian world #ElectionNight— BELA (@DivergentlyBELA) November 9, 2016
This #ElectionNight is like watching a live horror movie— Wenggee (@WanderlustWeng) November 9, 2016
Unreal. #ElectionNight— Jud calo (@juddycalo) November 9, 2016
Some are worried about the potential effects of a Trump presidency.
Seriously scared for LGBTs, minorities, women, American muslims and for myself. #ElectionNight smh— Karen Ann (@kbRiha) November 9, 2016
I dont know how the result of this election will affect my family in the US. All I can do is pray and hope for the best. #ElectionNight— Mark Remorozo (@iammarkremorozo) November 9, 2016
The current result would've been kinda ok if it would only be affecting the US but NO IT AFFECTS THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY #ElectionNight— Veron Ericka Lazaro (@satabengdagat) November 9, 2016
That man is a racist, He even mocks people with disability! Congratulations, America! #ElectionNight— Trish Roxas (@trishroxaas) November 9, 2016
Bye bye America #ElectionNight— Errol27Lorre (@ErrolLegaspi) November 9, 2016
Many were hoping until the end that Clinton would pull through.
I'm not an American but please, HILARY CLINTON. WIN!!! #ElectionNight— Jorge Salas (@iamJorgeSalas) November 9, 2016
Laban Hillary! #ElectionNight— Norman Agatep (@normanagatep) November 9, 2016
Hoping that Clinton will win this one. Come on, America! #ElectionNight— Rj Apostol (@rjapostol1) November 9, 2016
Sifting through the tweets, a few were categorically pro-Trump.
Donald Trump ftw! #ElectionNight— naddie (@iamchloeDeleon) November 9, 2016
A number of tweets connected the US elections to Philippine politics. They mentioned, among others, President Rodrigo Duterte as well as the Supreme Court decision to allow a hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, which the Philippines is also still reeling from.
You're making us, Filipinos, feel good about our recent elections, America. Thanks! #ElectionNight— Christine Tambal (@tinetambs) November 9, 2016
kung buhay pa si madam miriam ano kaya magiging reaction niya sa partial results ng #ElectionNight? nakakamiss ang mga one liners niya huhu— 娼妇 (@bdj666) November 9, 2016
On a lighter note...
As others were in despair, some turned to humor.
One suggestion – if you can't deal with what's happening here on Earth, why not relocate to Mars?
If not Mars, maybe Canada? The country's immigration website crashed as election results started leaning Trump's way.
The fact that the Canada Immigration site crashed is pretty hilarious #electionNight— Amaia Garcia (@amaiagarcia11) November 9, 2016
Someone is blasting the Canadian national anthem outside of their dorm window #ElectionNight— Danyal Aguilar (@aguilar_danyal) November 9, 2016
Check out some of the other memes and jokes:
American Horror Story: Election Day 2016 #ElectionNight— BELA (@DivergentlyBELA) November 9, 2016
As Trump built a significant lead over Clinton on the way to victory, how did you feel? Click here to see the #ElectionNight posts on Twitter. – Rappler.com