It looks more and more apparent that billionaire tycoon Donald Trump is going to become America’s 45th president, and the Twittersphere is having a total meltdown. Keep reading for the emotional voter reaction that varies from anger to pure shock.
How did it come to this? Donald Trump, 70, despite running on a campaign of hate and racism, has nearly pulled off winning the 2016 presidential election Nov. 8, closing in on a victory over Hillary Clinton, 68. He managed to get caught on tape bragging that he could “grab women by the p***y” and it didn’t stop him one bit in his march to the White House. No matter what outrageous comment he made, it always seemed to bounce off him. And in the end, running on a platform that included building a border wall and making Mexico pay for it, and threatening to not let Muslims in to America managed to rally enough U.S. voters to his side.
The Twittersphere is now in mourning about how if he officially claims victory, Donald could set back the rights of women and minorities by decades, especially since Republicans held on to control of the House and Senate in the 2016 election. Some people are so angry they’re vowing to never speak to anyone who voted for Donald, while others are questioning what could happen for LGBT rights, which saw such amazing strides and progress under President Obama. We’ve got a breakdown of the emotional voter reaction to Donald’s likely presidential victory:
my heart is broken. I fear the progress we've made for women, LGBTQ folks, POC & ppl with disabilities will soon be erased #ElectionNight
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) November 9, 2016
Rights of women, gays, minorities are taken away for generations to. Ruled by white, old men. Good job US. #ElectionNight
— Babypundit (@babypundit) November 9, 2016
Trump didn't win. Racism won. Sexism won. Hate won. Lack of education won. #ElectionNight
— 1D Updates 🌐 (@OTRADaily) November 9, 2016
I thought we were moving forward. I thought maybe we would get one step closer to equality. I was wrong. #ElectionNight
— molly is jolly⛄️❄️ (@slaygirlieslay) November 9, 2016
if you support trump, remember to block me, unfollow me and never associate with me again because i don't need you. at all. #ElectionNight
— mila 🎈 (@Ihave5crush) November 9, 2016
— Sophiaaaaaa (@ReinaAnaBrenda) November 9, 2016
I feel like Freddy Krueger grabbed me by the pussy. #ElectionNight
— Kate Quigley (@KateQFunny) November 9, 2016
— SUFI (@hbilalharoonusb) November 9, 2016
The election results even has people longing for Kanye West, 39, and his pledge to run for president in 2020. Considering how unpopular both candidates were in 2016, Yeezy could have moved up his ambitions and stood a decent chance!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Donald Trump could be our next president? Are you excited for his likely win or were you rooting for Hillary?