By Laura Duclos
Last night’s Donald Trump victory in the presidential election came as a surprise to many Americans.
Although people were spread throughout election watch parties, their homes, bars and public areas, such as town squares or parks, everyone was able to come together via social media to express support for the candidate they voted for and disdain for another.
Twitter was flooded with various tweets displaying a wide range of emotions, including elation, disbelief, fear, anxiousness and anger.
Media outlets spent countless hours throughout the night scrambling to deliver poll results and electoral votes for president as quickly as possible to the public. Americans were just as fast at responding. Check out the thread below to see reactions throughout the night from both the public and the media alike who used the hashtag #ElectionNight:
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) November 8, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) November 8, 2016
If this election proves anything, it’s that most Americans are children who will get in a strangers van because he has candy#ElectionNight
— Brandon Calvillo (@BJCalvillo) November 8, 2016
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 9, 2016
— Mic (@mic) November 9, 2016
Just to preempt the argument, if Hillary loses tonight it will not be because she’s a woman #ElectionNight
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 9, 2016
— Donald J. Drumpf (@realDonaldDrumpf) November 9, 2016
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 9, 2016
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 9, 2016
Do I have any friends overseas who would house me for a while? Like, 4 years? #ElectionNight
— Hai Lam (@Hai) November 9, 2016
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 9, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) November 9, 2016