One of the wildest, most exhausting election seasons officially ended with the election of Donald Trump Tuesday night and reactions in North Texas have been mixed.
There are some people, like Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, who may not be happy with the results, but have chosen to accept them. While he has been extremely outspoken against Trump throughout the election, he encouraged his followers on Twitter saying, “We all need to give President-Elect Trump a chance.”
Many people are disgusted, devastated and in denial using the hashtags #HesNotMyPresident and #ImStillWithHer, which are trending on Twitter in Dallas-Fort Worth early Wednesday.
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In a silent protest against Trump being elected, Twitter users caught on to the movement #twitterblackout by changing their profile pictures and headers to plain black. Even international superstar Katy Perry changed her profile to black Wednesday.
On the other hand, many North Texans are waking up patriotic and proud after celebrating through the night using the hashtags #PresidentTrump and #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
In Trump’s first words on Twitter as the nation’s newest leader he said, “Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.”
Hillary Clinton spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday afternoon and thanked her family and supporters as well as telling America, “Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”