It’s tough to pinpoint exactly when it sunk in that Donald J. Trump had been elected as the next President of the United States.
For some, there was the moment CNN first suggested Hillary Clinton had called Trump to concede the election before it was officially over. Or when Trump uttered the first words of his victory speech. Maybe it was when an official news notification came through on your smartphone.
Or, of course, there are those who relied on the good, old-fashioned newspaper headline before accepting that this event of utmost incredulity had actually unfolded.
Announcements of Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 58th federal election of the United States ranged in rhetoric, from ‘Pray!’ and ‘Please, not the horror-clown’ to ‘Movement of ordinary Americans stuns global elite’ and ‘You’re hired!’
Here’s what you might have seen today depending on where you were in the world…
Hey look! We’re on the front page of a newspaper in Senegal (sent from an expat friend). Headline: “GOD SAVE AMERICA!” pic.twitter.com/cflp2uopXv
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) November 8, 2016
— Milenio Edomex (@milenio_edomex) November 9, 2016
— ed lavandera (@edlavaCNN) November 9, 2016
The beauty of the German language, explained in one newspaper’s front page pic.twitter.com/yP6vSK369y
— Alex Abad-Santos (@alex_abads) November 8, 2016
Today’s front page of French newspaper Liberation. pic.twitter.com/RACpbgOVtP
— Maxime Sbaihi (@MxSba) November 9, 2016
Spanish press front page: ‘God forgive America’ pic.twitter.com/rfZ90vGT37
— Josh Feldberg 🐥 (@JoshFeldberg) November 9, 2016
The front page of tomorrow’s The Daily Telegraph pic.twitter.com/c36tpYJST5
— Anthony De Ceglie (@AnthDeCeglie) November 9, 2016
— Maria Ryan-Young (@oystergirl) November 9, 2016
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 9, 2016
— Azi (@Azi) November 9, 2016