Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America.
During his entire campaign this election season, Mr Trump unraveled and gave voters plenty of advance notice of the inner landscape of his grotesque orange appearance serial rapist manchild. Trump broadcasts the hallmarks of deep insecurities and psychiatric pathologies, which would weed him out of important, non-elected positions in government. Yet, he won the 2016 US presidential race on the collegial vote.
Not only that, Trump built his success on an openly extreme-right platform of unmoderated bigotry and sexism, while boasting about his exploitative business career. The next US president is a racist demagogue, who knows how to blow all the dogwhistles, to reach into the racial paranoia of rural America, a slipping middle class and petty, suburban bourgeoisie. He aims to isolate the United States, roll back the clock on civil rights, women’s reproductive rights, minority issues and political attempts to address climate change.
Needless to say, the at best mediocre Obama presidency is likely to look stunningly gorgeous compared to what’s in store for the US or the rest of the world. It’s alright to be angry at both Trump himself and the drooling senility of the Democratic National Congress that failed to read the wider anti-elite sentiment of a Western populist movement.
So, we’ve collected some of the best commentary to be found on social media before, during the day after the election. Please share any other great stuff you’ve found in the comments below.
It's like America went to a bowling alley, idly dropped a quarter into the claw game, and accidentally won a flaming clown with a chainsaw.
— Merlin Mann (@hotdogsladies) November 9, 2016
— Thomas Nybergh (@apecat) November 8, 2016
Meanwhile in Canada.. pic.twitter.com/zgOAAQqf2o
— Sam Bentley (@itsSamBentley) November 9, 2016
"How did we let these clowns come this close to presidency" asks a nation on its 6th month of mourning a gorilla pic.twitter.com/c4Vjq05SQh
— Cameron (@CameronComeau16) November 7, 2016
this is the scariest gif i've ever seen https://t.co/9PEkg3lP9M
— ?? (@evamohnm) November 9, 2016
How tf somebody with a rape allegation become president. Niggas can't get jobs at McDonald's cause of weed charges?
— Toine (@ImJustToine) November 9, 2016
YALL WONT LET 16 YR OLDS VOTE BUT LET THESE 100 YEAR OLDS THAT WILL DIE TOMORROW VOTE AND DECIDE OUR FUTURE pic.twitter.com/GZmfiSZIqz
— lana (@liIyurivert) November 9, 2016
Tale as old as time ? pic.twitter.com/3C4zbAMHnh
— Caroline Polachek (@carolineplz) November 9, 2016
"My vote doesn't matter."
"They picked who they picked already."
"What is one vote going to do."
"It's rigged anyway." pic.twitter.com/cfwKf21b4G
— Lord of Pandamonium ?? (@CoolGuySomar) November 9, 2016
— Aphex Twin (@AphexTwin) November 7, 2016
There we go, some brilliant weltschmertz. Now, go out and do something about this. Politics based on post-facts, racist demagoguery is a global issue.