#RIPAmerica: Brits say ‘sorry American friends’ on Twitter in lament at Trump win
I feel very sorry for all our American friends, my heart goes out to all of you on this very sad day for truth and equality— CallingAllAstronauts (@CAA_Official) November 9, 2016
British people woke up on Wednesday just as the final election results came in. Condolences and words of comfort soon began pouring in from the British Isles, with the words “sorry American friends” trending on Twitter.
My dear American friends: I know you tried to stop this, I know you're horrified. I'm so sorry. I know this isn't you. xxx— Tom Freeman (@SnoozeInBrief) November 9, 2016
To my American friends: I'm here if you need to talk, I love you all, and I'm so so sorry.— Kari Rhiannon (@Kkharrin) November 9, 2016
American friends: I remember very well what it's like to wake up and not recognise your own country. I'm sorry.— Jen Williams (@sennydreadful) November 9, 2016
Other expressions of grief included “feel sorry for America” and the hashtag #RIPAmerica.
Feel sorry for America. Why on earth have they voted for Trump as President?? Absolute madness. Nothing but a racist, feminist, awful man!— Kaylee Timmons (@kayleetimmons89) November 9, 2016
Some messages also included congratulations to UKIP interim leader Nigel Farage, whose party is expected to benefit from Trump’s election.