It’s official. Donald Trump is on the way out.
United States presidential candidate Joe Biden has passed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to win the White House, according to projections by several media outlets.
The Democratic candidate is now set to become the 46th president of the US.
“I am honoured and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect [Kamala] Harris,” Biden, 77, said in a statement a few minutes after the projections were announced some four days since the polls closed.
With people across the US and in different parts of the world closely following the presidential race, Twitter was set ablaze as soon as the news broke.
Unsurprisingly, many social users reacted to the projections by citing Trump’s famous dismissal of contestants on his television show, The Apprentice: “You’re fired!”
— adrian (@AdrianMaritano) November 7, 2020
You’re fired !
— Leon Thomas (@leonthomas) November 7, 2020
Just reposting this for the official announcement…
Donald Trump, YOU’RE FIRED! 😌 pic.twitter.com/TPm1WSk9uw
— Ben Anderson👨🏻💻 (@benanderson____) November 7, 2020
Other social media users posted humorous tweets over Trump’s refusal to concede defeat. Trump’s campaign has vowed to launch legal challenges in a number of battleground states.
President Biden locking Trump out of the White House on January 20th pic.twitter.com/XTxy2lajHd
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) November 6, 2020
Trump's White House staff when he officially loses pic.twitter.com/gotU2yb53H
— Jess Goodwin (@thejessgoodwin) November 6, 2020
Fore!!! Less years pic.twitter.com/bFy1COgxGv
— mark normand (@marknorm) November 7, 2020
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 7, 2020
— Kiran Kumar (@kk4kirankumar) November 7, 2020
— lesly ✨ (@BayAreaJonas) November 6, 2020
— nicole byer (@nicolebyer) November 7, 2020
Many users shared videos of celebrations in the streets of US cities.
Thr crowd outside the White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza with the church where the President staged his bible photo op pic.twitter.com/ySP27JFVuM
— Alan Fisher (@AlanFisher) November 7, 2020
Washington, DC. November 7th, 2020. pic.twitter.com/XBJ3d1dJpx
— Chris Sheridan (@ChrisSheridan34) November 7, 2020
Okay this one got me 😭 pic.twitter.com/C0Cghj984f
— 🦛 Peter Koltak 🦛 (@PeterKoltak) November 7, 2020
Was awakened this morning by the sounds of screaming in the street. In my dream I thought someone was dead. Then I opened my eyes & realized – it was the Trump presidency! They were screams of joy. I joined in heartily because Hope & Decency live! Go Joe & Kamala!!!
— Jonathan Penner (@SurvivorPenner) November 7, 2020
Meanwhile, others took a more forward-looking approach.
I've officially stopped worrying about the Trump presidency and started worrying about the Biden presidency
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) November 6, 2020
Well, I guess we got four years to prepare for the the Biden-Trump rematch of 2024. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.
— Shadi Hamid (@shadihamid) November 7, 2020