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The presidential election took a surprising turn on Tuesday night after states predicted to be won by Hillary Clinton were instead cinched by Donald Trump. Following Trump's triumph, many were quick to take to social media to joke about how they might prepare for the impending "apocalypse." But Trump's presidency is no laughing matter, and could have serious repercussions for tens of millions of people across the country.
Here are just a few reminders of what is at stake, and why Trump's election is so terrifying.
This is how much this country hates women.November 9, 2016
If Donald Trump wins I wonder if I'll be sent to the camp for Jews or the one for women over 30.November 9, 2016
My GLBTQ friends - I love youMy Jewish friends - I love youMy Muslim friends - I love youMy POC friends - I love youLet. Love. Rule.November 9, 2016
White supremacy is terrifying, patriarchy is terrifyingNovember 9, 2016
The global markets are crashing. Is America great again?November 9, 2016
it's 👏🏼 not 👏🏼 normal 👏🏼 or 👏🏼 okay 👏🏼 that 👏🏼 so 👏🏼 many 👏🏼 people 👏🏼 are 👏🏼 rightfully 👏🏼 terrified 👏🏼 of 👏🏼 a 👏🏼 possible 👏🏼 president 👏🏼November 9, 2016
New Hampshire has a difference of 72 votes please tell me about how your protest vote is fine because it doesn't matterNovember 9, 2016
This isn't amusing. This is terrifying. The election of Trump legitimises the racism and xenophobia seen in his campaign. #ElectionNightNovember 9, 2016
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