NEW YORK — The morning Donald Trump was officially elected president of the United States in an upset that shocked expectations and sent a powerful anti-establishment message to Washington, thousands angered by the results took to Twitter.
Three hours after the Associated Press reported Trump was the victor, #HesNotMyPresident trended on Twitter with some 81,000 tweets as of 6:30 a.m., and #NotMyPresident had been included in more than 64,400 tweets.
#ImStillWithHer — an obvious reference to the ongoing Hillary Clinton campaign slogan, “I’m with her” — has been tweeted nearly 20,000.
Trump beat out Clinton with 276 electoral votes to her 218 — a win that widely went against most poll projections.
As of early Wednesday morning, Clinton had yet to make a concession speech but had called Trump to offer her congratulations, the AP reports.
No matter the results, Americans participated in a historic election Tuesday as millions casted their ballot supporting the first woman to ever win the nomination of a major party.
But instead of a sending a strong message in favor of equality and women’s rights, the majority voted in favor of upending the establishment and sending a clear anti-Washington message.
Trump is the only person ever elected with no government or military experience, according to several reports.
As was expected, people immediately took to social media following his win:
Dozens tweeted about their desire to move to Canada — a longstanding threat, or idle dream of Americans against a Trump presidency. Canada’s immigration website even crashed on election night as the race began to narrow.
But the desire to get away took a different turn by Wednesday morning, as #Calexit began to trend on Twitter, with some 17,000 tweets: