This article was published on November 9, 2016

Trump’s triumph in tweets: The happiest and saddest reactions from the 2016 US election

Trump’s triumph in tweets: The happiest and saddest reactions from the 2016 US election

Believe it or not, it’s official: Donald Trump is now the president-elect of the United States of America.

The victorious Republican candidate trumped Hillary Clinton by a huge margin, clinching the presidential spot with over 275 electoral votes across states and denying the Democrat a historic moment in what could’ve been America’s first woman president.

Trump’s less than expected political triumph did not go unnoticed by the Twitterverse, spurring a heated debate between voters as well as a barrage of emotionally-ridden reactions – both happy and sad.

In the after-hours of Trump’s defeat over Clinton, thousands of people took it to Twitter to voice out their opinion of what will likely go down as one of the most controversial election runs in US history – and they had a lot to speak up about.

So without further ado: Here’s all the joy and pain from the 2016 US election as it unfolded in tweets.

The joy

Russia and President Vladimir Putin were among the first to congratulate the Democrat on his victorious campaign.

Likewise, star entrepreneur and owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban was also optimistic about Trump’s upcoming presidential reign.

And while some got it right…

… I’m not so sure about others.

The pain

But it wasn’t all cheers and applauses for Trump.

The witty cracks

In midst of the heated discussion, many saw an opening to show off their humour.

The Brits also had a field with America’s own Brexit.

The Trump memes

Guess that didn’t take long…


The confusion

And while most were busy celebrating, ranting and tossing around one-liners, others were just straight-up baffled.

What about you?

How do you feel feel about the outcome of the 2016 US election? Let us know down in the comments and don’t forget to share some of the most memorable things you noticed about Trump’s presidential victory.

And in case you have some time to waste: Make sure to also check out our roundup of the best tweets prior to the election.

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