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

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Moya Crockett

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

2) Why people voted for Trump

3) Remember this

4) The special relationship

5) How Ireland must be feeling right now

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

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6) Tips for feeling better

7) Trump: actual career goals?


What.the.fuck #election #dead

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8) Some historical perspective

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

10) The button we all want to push

11) Looking to the future


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Moya Crockett

Moya is Contributing Women’s Editor at and Deputy Editor of Stylist Loves, Stylist's daily email newsletter. As well as writing about inspiring women and feminism, she also covers subjects including careers, politics and psychology. Carrying a bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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