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Eleven Instagram election memes that sum up how everyone’s feeling today


In darkness, there is always some light. And in 2016, that light often comes in meme form.

Since the news broke that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, our social media feeds and WhatsApp group chats have been awash with posts capturing the mood of a shell-shocked planet – because when you can hardly find the words to express how you feel, sometimes only a funny social media post will do.

If you’re grappling with Trump anxiety, you can read our guide to dealing with election stress here. But in the meantime, take a look at our pick of the best election-themed posts from Instagram here – from the witty to the downright heartbreaking.

1) Our reactions this morning



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2) Why people voted for Trump

#LifeLessons #iamgoingtoeatyou

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3) Remember this

4) The special relationship

It's a sad sad day for the world as we know it :(

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6) Tips for feeling better

Read more: US election: the most uplifting messages of hope on social media

7) Trump: actual career goals?


What.the.fuck #election #dead

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8) Some historical perspective

#election2016 #wearefucked2016 #gohomeamericayouredrunk

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9) If Trump really wants to build that wall...

#wall #please #election2016 #fedup #angrymansworld #fb #gohomeamericayouredrunk

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10) The button we all want to push


Nightmare Regram @leobaulac #election #usa #president #reset #shame #sadday

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11) Looking to the future


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People are already asking Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020


Canadian immigration site crashes as Americans consider jumping ship

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How the world reacted to President Elect Donald Trump’s 2016 victory



This gin is one of the best in the world – and costs under £10

It keeps topping the polls in industry taste tests, but leaves you change from a tenner

by Amy Swales
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30-year-old pilot becomes youngest ever woman to captain a Boeing 777

And she's shared her best career advice

by Sarah Biddlecombe
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Research says that half the atoms in our body come from another galaxy

You are a celestial being and should be treated as such

by Jasmine Andersson
27 Jul 2017

Veterans react with outrage to Trump’s transgender military ban

“I risked my life for all, including you”

by Amy Swales
27 Jul 2017

Elderly man spoon-feeds his wife ice cream, internet can't handle it

An act of true, unmitigated love

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017

These are the UK's best bars for indulging your love of gin

G&T, anyone...?

by Jenny Tregoning
27 Jul 2017

The 10 songs that DJs have banned from wedding playlists

If you were planning on playing this at your wedding, think again

by Megan Murray
27 Jul 2017

‘Not having sex with your husband is abuse,’ insists Malaysian MP

The MP previously said nine-year-old girls were "physically ready" for marriage

by Jasmine Andersson
27 Jul 2017

The one thing you should never include on your LinkedIn profile

Employers are less likely to hire someone who does this...

by Megan Murray
27 Jul 2017

How to spot if your boss has psychopathic tendencies

“The most obvious, immediate behaviour is that they lie”

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017