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    Trump’s Shock Victory Blows up Social Media

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    Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 elections after one of the most controversial campaigns in American history. Voting results became the main sensation of the year and the most discussed topic in the world press and social media this morning.

    Most Twitter users were, to say the least, surprised to see Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States. Many seemed to be less-than-enthusiastic.

    ​Others looked for obscure prophecies of the election’s outcome in cartoons.

    ​Meanwhile Trump’s supporters celebrated their victory.

    ​The result of the elections was, to a large extent, determined by voting in 'swing' states. Voters in Florida were especially disappointed.

    ​Another popular joke among the disappointed ones was the promise to immigrate to Canada. Search traffic for "Canada immigration," and "move to Canada" increased in the US, according to Google Trends. Canada's Immigration and Citizenship site was reported to be down for hours.

    ​In the evening, citizens of California took to Twitter to advocate seceding from the US. Hashtags #Calexit and #Caleavefornia were trending.

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