Where politicians across the world reacted variously, media everywhere took a blow after the controversial victory of Donald Trump in this year's US presidential election, as the predictions of the exit polls seemed nowhere close.
However newspaper and magazine headlines worldwide quickly took to new predictions.
Some newspapers predicted disaster while others focused on the challenge ahead. Though the results were largely deemed a huge set back for the world.
Many wondered how we all got it so wrong, as in an article by Politico which suggests that we were living in a bubble that burst rather violently. Trump was mocked and dismissed openly before because of hope that he would never be taken seriously. Although, with this rude awakening, media opinions have turned cynical, if not apocalyptic.
It was observed that the election results showed the extent to which America was divided. This was on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump's election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful.
From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators carried flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump's triumph, holding signs that read "Trump Makes America Hate" and chanted "hey, hey, ho, ho Donald Trump has got to go." and "Impeach Trump."
And news headlines resembled this sentiment.
However, first reactions mostly expressed deep shock and in some cases, a loss for words.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 9, 2016
— The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) November 10, 2016
This is the world’s worst headline: Donald Trump Is The New President of the United States https://t.co/xOqqK8B79R
— DNA (@dna) November 9, 2016
— Mik'EL Platinum (@melnieves) November 10, 2016
In America too, Trump's triumph signals a winter of discontent.
— The Sun (@TheSun) November 9, 2016
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 9, 2016
The front page of The Wall Street Journal pic.twitter.com/vFpldfwwqu
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) November 9, 2016
The front page of tomorrow's The Daily Telegraph pic.twitter.com/c36tpYJST5
— Anthony De Ceglie (@AnthDeCeglie) November 9, 2016
Across the world, Left-leaning, liberal nations worried.
La UNE de votre Journal, édition du 9 novembre 2016 pic.twitter.com/ATSAuXX1F5
— Le Journal de Québec (@JdeQuebec) November 9, 2016
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 9, 2016
— Libération (@libe) November 9, 2016
— Newcastle Herald (@newcastleherald) November 9, 2016
The New Zealand Herald just took a jab at the worst new reality of the "New World Order". pic.twitter.com/GHgXnf1VJn
— Ammara Ahmad (@ammarawrites) November 9, 2016
However one headline tried to say it like it is.
— Buchan Observer (@buchanienews) November 9, 2016