Donald Trump is the new president and now #RIPAmerica is trending

Harriet Marsden@harriet1marsden
Wednesday 09 November 2016 13:00
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Contrary to what all the polls, the pundits, the press and all political sense were suggesting, Donald Trump has won the US presidential election.

This most divisive of campaigns has resulted in an equally divided response.

Britain's FTSE 100 tumbled while global currencies either soared or plummeted...

Picture: Screenshot / Reuters(Screenshot / Reuters)

Picture: Screenshot / Reuters(Screenshot / Reuters)

Some rushed to praise Donald... no surprises who was among the first in line:

Others stifled muted dis-May (apologies).

There's also a trending suggestion to Make America Great Britain Again: people are calling for the Queen to revoke US independence and 'Take Back Control' of this madness.

And among the white noise, there emerges one beautifully concise hashtag:

#RIPAmerica.

The phrase is being used to summarise a wide range of emotional responses, like guilt towards minorities....

...or just sheer disbelief:

This user felt the need to point out something straight from the horse's mouth:

Some are using it to tragi-comically imagine a future with Trump as POTUS:

There were also messages of hope for future elections...

...and some just for despairing hilarity:

One person even went for vintage British headline with their offering:

What a time to be alive.

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