Netizens torn over Trump election victory
MANILA, Philippines – Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, following a nail-biting election that has left Americans and the rest of the world shocked.
The billionaire tycoon, who said in his victory speech that he would be a president "for all Americans," dealt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a crushing defeat.
Trump's supporters were naturally ecstatic.
TRUMP IS MY PRESIDENT!— Baked Alaska 3X™ (@bakedalaska) November 9, 2016
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!
perfect tone from Trump: gracious, humble, uniting, and FOR THE PEOPLE— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 9, 2016
Trump is being gracious to Hillary as he accepts the honor of being the next president of the United States of America. A true statesman.— AEV (@vandives) November 9, 2016
Watching our Present Trump speak now brings tears to my eyes! #ElectionNight— MAGS for MAGA(@magnifier661) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump came out crying folks. We truly wants to make our country great again!— Gunnar Thorderson (@Gunnar_Thor) November 9, 2016
Others couldn't believe the outcome and posted tweets criticizing the US president-elect.
Trump didn't win. Racism won. Sexism won. Hate won. Lack of education won. #ElectionNight— Growing up Mexican (@TheMexicanVines) November 9, 2016
President Trump: "I promise to be president for all Americans, except for those I deport, jail, or execute." #ElectionNight— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) November 9, 2016
Let me be clear: I will never, in my entire life, will refer to this vile man as "president trump". Ever.— harnizzle (@notharnoop) November 9, 2016
9/11 ...never forget.— Clinton W. ++ (@TheRealClintW) November 9, 2016
11/9 ...always regret. #ElectionNight
Those who backed Clinton in the polls expressed their sadness as well as admiration for the Democratic candidate.
Clinton concedes. She broke the glass ceiling in our minds anyway. Much respect. Well fought. #Clinton— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 9, 2016
Clinton massively won with Blacks +80, and +30-40 w Latinos. Massive wins. This was about racist white people. https://t.co/QLHTLD2wDT— Marcus Hassan (@smoothkobra) November 9, 2016
Clinton ran the best campaign she could,but you can't fight centuries of ingrained bigotry in 18 mths, even when you're the best #imwithher— Mark (@MShrayber) November 9, 2016
Clinton's critics, however, took some final jabs at her.
I don't know what to say. After 40 years I feel like Hillary Clinton finally got what she deserved. Thank you to everybody who listened.— Kathy Shelton (@KathyShelton_) November 9, 2016
NO MORE CLINTON SCANDALS— Asa J (@asamjulian) November 9, 2016
Isn't it a great feeling?
It's so quiet at clinton hq you could hear an email being deleted #ElectionNight— vote Harrison 2020 (@That_Green_Hat) November 9, 2016
So Hillary Clinton is going to go down as one of the all time worst candidates, right?— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 9, 2016
Some also called out Clinton for not giving a concession speech at her headquarters.
Pretty shitty move for Clinton to send a staffer to inject false hope in supporters, and then concede privately to Trump.— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) November 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton will skulk away from the election outcome as gracelessly as she conducted her campaign.— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) November 9, 2016
Did we expect classy?#Election2016
The fact Hillary Clinton didn't even speak to her voters tonight says a lot about how much integrity and respect she has for her supporters.— Ξxpherience (@Expherience) November 9, 2016
Reports that Hillary Clinton may not make an appearance tonight. THAT is who she is. THAT is how she feels about the people. #ElectionNight— Deplorable TTrain (@DeplorableTrain) November 9, 2016
For one man, though, the US was basically in a lose-lose situation.
No matter your leanings, Clinton is a monster we created with our apathy. Trump is a monster we created with our short attention span.— RJ Aguiar (@rj4gui4r) November 9, 2016
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