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.

Others were angry.

Some were sad. 

Many couldn't find the words to describe how they felt. Even more could only find one.

But a great many were hopeful, and spread messages of unity.


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