A selection of news stories that may have been blindsided by the US presidential election.
Many on social media were shocked, outraged, confused and giddy with disbelief as they faced the reality of a US presidency under Donald J Trump.
As Tuesday’s election night was heating up with a widely held expectation that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win the presidency, her Republican rival Donald Trump started picking up several key states.
Here is a selection of tweets that capture this historic and astonishing moment in American politics:
This night is scarier than Halloween. #ElectionNight
— Jai Manny (@JaiManny) November 9, 2016
Post Brexit, no one thought it'd be possible to out-stupid Britain.
But you know America. Never one to back down from a challenge!
— Melissa (@MissaMHx) November 9, 2016
How everyone in American feels right now. pic.twitter.com/gWxg5Mgb5w
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 9, 2016
How many of you are legit shocked that a reality TV show host is about to be president of the United States? How appropriate though, nah?
— Son of Baldwin (Robert Jones, Jr.) (@SonofBaldwin) November 9, 2016
I do have an Irish passport
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) November 9, 2016
Just stress-ate 3 quarts of ice-cream, a bag of frozen peas & an entire tube of Crest toothpaste. Also, 2 sachets of silica gel & my phone.
— Angus McIntyre (@angusm) November 9, 2016
If you are STILL in denial about Trump's ability to win this election you have DISREGARDED the last 400 yrs of American history.
— Black Authority (@TheBlackChannel) November 9, 2016
Sterling is up against the dollar! THIS IS A REALLY BAD SIGN
— Jonn Elledge is unwell (@JonnElledge) November 9, 2016
If Trump wins (if!) no U.S. official will ever be able to lecture any Muslim-majority nation ever again on the need to tackle 'extremism'.
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 9, 2016
If Trump wins the election, my dear Muslim American brothers and sisters, may God be with you.
— whispered din 💄🍪🇲🇾 #PakaiMask (@skinnyondinie) November 9, 2016
Canadians should build a wall
— ود البيه (@khalidalbaih) November 9, 2016
This time around, being American and having such a stake in the idea, I couldn't apply the lessons learned from elsewhere. I couldn't do it
— Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) November 9, 2016
The people: "Trump really can't win this election, America isn't THAT dumb"
— * (@KingAli10_) November 9, 2016
RT If You Knew Americans Were Stupid But You Didn't Think It Was This Bad
— Amaretto Sour Connoisseur (@DemiCaruso) November 9, 2016