Finally the election is over, but not without breaking countless hearts along the way. Despite what various outlets predicted, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not win the election last night. Instead, Republican nominee Donald Trump managed to become the 45th President of the United States. It’s jarring, to say the least. A man who openly bragged about sexual assault, targeted women’s looks and insulted countless minorities has managed to become the next president despite it all.
Luckily we are not alone. These women responded to the election results on Twitter and their words are heartbreaking.
The most qualified woman in the world runs for President against the worst man in the world & this is what happens. I'm sad & have no jokes.
— Alice Snedden (@AliceSnedden) November 9, 2016
Tell me again how rape and sexual assault accusations will ruin a man's career
— paxmee (@Paxmee) November 9, 2016
— Farrah Khan (@farrahsafiakhan) November 9, 2016
Never underestimate how much people hate women and minorities.
— Emily McCombs (@msemilymccombs) November 9, 2016
It's not that we underestimated Trump. It's that we overestimated the character of American voters.
— Jasmine (@feistybunnygirl) November 9, 2016
Tomorrow I will walk out of my house knowing that 1/2 the country gave their implicit approval of sexual assault today. #ElectionNight
— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) November 9, 2016
This is who we are
— Winnie is washing her hands (@wsvarghese) November 9, 2016
— Archana Ratnam (@archanaratnam) November 9, 2016
I have said "I love you" to so many of my friends tonight. I am so sad, i can't stop crying.
— Sam H. Escobar (@myhairisblue) November 9, 2016
Tomorrow, I hope we are all still as sad and disgusted as we are right now. The day after, and next year. Hold on to this feeling tight.
— Amy Rose Spiegel (@AmyRosary) November 9, 2016
Half of the US hates the minority populations (Latinos, Muslims, POC, lgbtq+, etc) that make American great.
— Muslim Girl (@muslimgirl) November 9, 2016
I'm disgusted and disappointed in this country. Being a racist, sexist homophobic pig is more acceptable than being a woman. #ElectionNight
— Alexis Nicole (@lexnicole95) November 9, 2016
Black people, Hispanics, Women, Muslims, LGBTQ or any oppressed group in America, we gotta stick together now stronger than ever.
— Black Girls (@BlackGirlsWinni) November 9, 2016
My 16 year old nephew is laying on my floor crying. He is a Muslim. His parents are immigrants. He is terrified.
— Amadi says You’re Safe at Home Not Stuck (@amaditalks) November 9, 2016
My 9yr old has been so afraid of DT. I assured her over & over that more ppl want him to go away than be our Potus. When she wakes up…
— Reagan Gomez (@ReaganGomez) November 9, 2016
"don't let politics get in between your friendships" if you straight up voted for someone supporting conversion therapy we are not friends
— kaitlyn (@watsonthanks) November 9, 2016
Everytime you let someone be racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist and didn't say anything you were contributing to this
— Brittani Nichols (@BisHilarious) November 9, 2016
We need hope and we need to stick together. We can get through this — we just need to keep fighting.