Twitter blows up: US election 'scarier than Halloween'

Many social media users express shock that Republican nominee Donald Trump will be America's new president.

    A Clinton supporter watches with disbelief results in Manhattan, New York [Lucas Jackson/Reuters]
    A Clinton supporter watches with disbelief results in Manhattan, New York [Lucas Jackson/Reuters]

    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.

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    Here is a selection of tweets that capture this historic and astonishing moment in American politics:

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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