With the news that Donald Trump will be sat in the Oval Office in the new year still settling in, the hunt for answers is on.
Hillary’s loss was baffling considering the early indications from exit polls – so what went wrong? How did a politician get defeated by a controversial reality TV star?
Thankfully former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson was on hand to analyse the intricate details of the campaign to sum up why a Clinton won’t be returning to the White House.
Because she didn't get enough votes. That's what I reckon. pic.twitter.com/ZY8O2C4J9c
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 9, 2016
Nailed it – cheers Jeremy, it is all so clear now…
And Clarkson wasn’t the only one heading to social media to have their say either…
Gonna cry my false eye lashes off tonight. ❤️????
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
Some people were even less willing to accept the reality…
Let's hope and pray Obama keeps his word when he said "I won't leave the office if trump wins" #ElectionNight
— Angel Moreno (@BestTweetsBro) November 9, 2016
Others smelled conspiracy in the air.
— LadyRose (@LadyLuvsNKOTB) November 9, 2016
Maybe the likes of Gaga and Perry had the opposite effect they hoped – turning people off from Hillary’s candidacy…
if you support Trump & follow me, fuck off!! because of you, our little ones may have to relive everything our grandparents experienced ?
— PRINCETON PEREZ (@theoneprinceton) November 9, 2016
But what was overwhelmingly clear was that many Americans are bricking it right now – fearful of what Trump’s time in office will mean for them.
Here’s hoping he is true to his post-result speech, and unity not division will be the priority.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.