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IN MEMES: The 2016 US elections

MANILA, Philippines – Naturally, the 2016 US elections became an easy target for the internet's favorite pasttime: creating memes.

Here is a summary of the thrilling election day, as told through funny photos and clips:

As the results per state started coming in, people anxiously waited for who would finally be declared the next US president.

This isn't an episode. This isn't marketing. This is reality. — Black Mirror (@blackmirror) November 9, 2016 #ElectionNight #Elections2016 #ElectionFinalThoughts pic.twitter.com/LVPtfVMupu — Bernice (@Queen_Cobo) November 9, 2016

 

As it became clearer that Donald Trump was headed for a shocking victory, some denied "involvement" in the outcome of the polls.

I had nothing to do with this. Nothing. Not even being coy about it. #ElectionNight — Frank Underwood (@FrankUnderwocd) November 9, 2016

 

Most memes popped up when Trump was named the winner. From hand-washing to wishful thinking, social media users had a lot to say.

#ElectionNight in a nutshell #Election2016 https://t.co/2OzXfSLvuH pic.twitter.com/cy8RhJKojt — 9GAG (@9GAG) November 9, 2016 Who did this? #ElectionNight #TrumpWins #RIPAmerica pic.twitter.com/s0iVUx6I3j — ☆⇝Adnan⇜☆ (@AdnanBonafide) November 9, 2016 The world reacts to Donald Trump winning the election. #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/yldCDXMkD5 — Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 9, 2016 Hillary Clinton right now: #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/hwmbi2UVRU — Jon Snow (@LordSnow) November 9, 2016 This feels like when Voldemort killed Dumbledore. #ElectionNight — Professor Snape (@_Snape_) November 9, 2016 Cheap cosplay of the new POTUS #RIPAMERICA2016 #ElectionNight pic.twitter.com/V96YobDCOY — Joanna Heramil (@jomahera) November 9, 2016 Only 1 man can save us now... #ElectionNight https://t.co/s0q0bKdlJn — The Away Fans (@theawayfans) November 9, 2016 Meanwhile in America… #USWahl #USWahl2016 #USvote #USElection2016 (by @ygreck) pic.twitter.com/7dzR6HHfrY — ℳᎯℛᏣᏫ (@madu_tweets) November 9, 2016

 

People also pointed out that The Simpsons eerily foreshadowed the election results.

Die #Simpsons wussten das übrigens schon vor 16 Jahren… Immerhin: In 4 Jahren wird's dann Lisa ;) #USWahl #USWahl2016 #USWahl16 #USvote pic.twitter.com/43S77l2WLl — ℳᎯℛᏣᏫ (@madu_tweets) November 9, 2016 #ElectionNight "Let's make America great again" 2020: pic.twitter.com/KKH5itfWhD — sergio (@superlopez66sss) November 9, 2016

 

Now, what would a conversation between Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte be like? Both are known to make off-color remarks. 

A possible scenario between Trump and Duterte. #USvote pic.twitter.com/BUHueH8bTb — Tim Yap (@officialTIMYAP) November 9, 2016

 

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