Hillary Clinton may have won New York’s electoral votes during the presidential election, but one of the city’s major landmarks still lit up for Donald Trump when he was declared the winner. One side of the Empire State Building was illuminated with Donald’s face in the early hours of Nov. 9…and it’s kind of creepy.
Donald Trump, 70, got the ultimate honor in his home city of Manhattan after he was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8 — a light up photo of his face was plastered across one entire side of the Empire State Building! A somewhat creepy, scowling photo of the president-elect lit up a large panel of the historic building, with the text, “The 45th PRESIDENT” written underneath in red white and blue.
The top portion of the building was filled completely with red lights, representing the Republican party that Trump was running under. Earlier in the evening, the skyscraper was all red, white and blue, with different images flashing across the sides as the night progressed. There was even live updates of how many electoral votes Donald and Hillary Clinton, 69, held as the votes were tallied!
Hillary called Donald to concede just before 3:00 a.m. ET on Nov. 9, officially making him the elect to become 45th president once Barack Obama’s term is up on Jan. 20. Despite being a Hillary supporter, the POTUS invited Donald to the White House on Nov. 10 so they can start discussing the transition of power that will occur over the next two months.
Just miles away from the Empire State Building, Donald proudly celebrated his victory with his family, friends and closest supporters by his side for an invitation-only event. Hillary is expected to make her first public remarks this morning.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Empire State Building’s light up design after Trump became president?