As the news came in that Donald Trump was officially going to become the US president-elect, political and cultural influencers from around the world took to Twitter to express their reactions.
Many expressed dismay at Trump's victory, while others lauded it. A great many appealed to unity and calm. Others remained silent. From Pope Francis to J.K. Rowling, the reactions were as diverse as the authors who penned them.
Here's a snapshot of how things went down:
Some were happy.
Great faith in God works. Mr @realDonaldTrump I'm proud to call you President of the United States of America. And First Lady @MELANIATRUMP— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 9, 2016
I promise,— Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) November 9, 2016
this will be my final snarky tweet ... ; ) @realDonaldTrump@SarahPalinUSA@KellyannePolls@nbcsnl#MakeAmericaGreatAgainpic.twitter.com/LUtiTKJq0y
CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP! @realDonaldTrump against all odds ..against the establishment and even against most from the GOP..U did it!— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) November 9, 2016
Congratulations to the next President of the United States, @realDonaldTrump. 'We The People' have spoken.— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) November 9, 2016
Others were angry.
America, you're fired.— Josh Peck (@ItsJoshPeck) November 9, 2016
We are very close to electing an openly sexist, racist, self interested meglomaniac to the highest office in our country. It's a dark day.— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016
Sick. Disgusted. Heartbroken.— TINASHE (@Tinashe) November 9, 2016
I was wrong. I thought America couldn't possibly disappoint me more than it already had. But, I was wrong. RIP America.— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) November 9, 2016
Some were sad.
I have never been more nervous/scared in my life. #ElectionNight— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) November 9, 2016
I am in tears— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
Listening to my babies singing away to each other on the baby monitor, the world is a darker place than the one they went to sleep in. Sad— lily allen (@lilyallen) November 9, 2016
Many couldn't find the words to describe how they felt. Even more could only find one.
Wow.— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) November 9, 2016
Wow— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) November 9, 2016
Omg.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 9, 2016
But a great many were hopeful, and spread messages of unity.
In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Nothing can stop us. @iamderay #blacklivesmatter Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. pic.twitter.com/tYFJG7R7Ql— #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
Gnight.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
I have to go to sleep guys.
I love you.
Tomorrow there'll be more of us. pic.twitter.com/XZBcr7J37W
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don't let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
May we make God’s merciful love ever more evident in our world through dialogue, mutual acceptance and fraternal cooperation.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 9, 2016
I still believe in us. Despite this evident, great divide. It's time to come together. Hear each other. Not give up, cry, or gloat. Unite.— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 9, 2016