While our friends in the USA sleep on the news that Donald Trump will be president, people around the world have been taking to social media to voice their feelings on the somewhat unexpected victory. Fellow Brits have, of course, compared the emotional turmoil many Americans now feel to what we went through in June following the Brexit vote. Australians looked on in astonishment (and came up with plenty of mildly inappropriate jokes), and everyone's talking about moving to Canada. While we wait for the fallout of such a divisive candidate making it to office, perhaps these tweets might raise a much-needed smile.
Well, at least now the UK no longer holds the award for craziest, most self-harming hit-yourself-in-the-face nation. #USElection2016— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 9, 2016
Text from America: "Awkward" #USElection2016— Elizabeth Windsor (parody) (@Queen_UK) November 9, 2016
This reminds me of the time Dolores Umbridge was appointed Headmistress of Hogwarts. #USElection2016— Minerva McGonagall (@McGonagallBot) November 9, 2016
Amidst all the doom & gloom this pic of Donald Trump preparing to make his victory speech tickled me pic.twitter.com/8yWaJsPuvl— Alasdair Murray, the #Recruitment #Copywriter (@RecruitmentCopy) November 9, 2016
Donald & Melania sit breathlessly on the back seat of the bus, smile at each other then turn their heads away. Realisation sets in. Credits.— Chris Addison💙 (@mrchrisaddison) November 9, 2016
— Alina Nöth (@alina_nt) November 9, 2016
Isn't there some kind of an emergency clause that can be invoked that allows American folks to parachute Justin Trudeau in? #USElection2016
— Mariam Veiszadeh (@MariamVeiszadeh) November 9, 2016
BRITAIN: Brexit is the stupidest, most self-destructive act a country could undertake.
USA: Hold my beer. #USElection2016
— David Milana (@AFLNow) November 9, 2016