The hashtag #NotMyPresident has been trending on Twitter since early this morning. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a bunch of shocked Democrats vowing not to live in reality anymore. Things are so bad that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow felt the need to reassure viewers they had not died and gone to hell:
— Johann Vera (@JohannVera1) November 9, 2016
“You’re awake, by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also, you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell. This is our life now.” But not everyone can accept it…
I will never in my life utter the words "President Trump" #NotMyPresident
— Brian (@Lafond66) November 9, 2016
He's the President of every bully, racist, misogynist, homophobe, and Christian nationalist. He's #NotMyPresident and he never will be.
— Brandon Cloud (@theclobra) November 9, 2016
— antonio (@antoniodelotero) November 9, 2016
Please explain why we still have an election system, that doesn't give the presidency to the person who got the most votes. #NotMyPresident
— Jonathan Freifeld (@Millennials4Her) November 9, 2016
NOW: Thousands of students at Berkeley High School in CA walked out of class with their teachers, to say that he is not their president. pic.twitter.com/vcKGKDPdE9
— KING 5 News (@KING5Seattle) November 9, 2016
Some of these folks veer off into violent delusions:
the revolution is coming. we cannot and will not stand for this man to be our leader knowing he doesn't care about us #NotMyPresident
— mari🧚🏼♀️ (@leom0on) November 9, 2016
— B. A. (@sheercut) November 9, 2016
And some people are comparing today to the worst terror attack in U.S. history:
Two dates we'll never forget.
11/9 and 9/11. #NotMyPresident
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) November 9, 2016
I think this was in earnest:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Don't let this push you over the edge. YOU MATTER. YOU ARE LOVED. #Notmypresident
— Leah Nadeau (@ArtbyLeahNadeau) November 9, 2016
I hope it’s not quite that bad. C’mon progressives, pull yourselves together.