People all over the world watched as Donald Trump slowly collected enough electoral votes to become the next president of the United States in the early morning of Nov. 9.
After Donald Trump was officially declared as the winner of the 2016 presidential elections, Latin acts such as Alicia Machado, who was allegedly called Miss Piggy by the Republican candidate during her Miss Universe win in 1996, Calle 13‘s Residente and Carla Morrison took to social media to express their shock at the result.
Alicia Machado: “Very sad about the divisiveness but I am moving forward with my projects and my responsibility of raising a good human being.”
Muy triste el triunfo del odio y la división sigo adelante con mis proyectos y mi responsabilidad de criar a un buen ser humano! Bendiciones
— Alicia Machado (@machadooficial) November 9, 2016
Jesse Y Joy’s Joy Huerta: “Those of us who voted can say that we did what we possibly could to help this country. Whoever it was we voted for we did because we thought it’d be the best option. Whatever happens tonight we can still try to help not only this country, but the world too, one at the time starting with you and me.”
Los que votamos podemos decir que hicimos lo posible para mejorar a este país. Por quien sea que hayamos pensamos que sería la mejor opción. Pase lo que pase esta noche nosotros podemos seguir haciendo lo posible para mejorar este país y este mundo uno a la vez, empezando por ti y por mi. **** Those of us who voted can say that we did what we possibly could to help this country. Whoever it was we voted for we did because we thought it’d be the best option. Whatever happens tonight we can still try to help not only this country, but the world too, one at the time starting with you and me. #ElectionDay —-
— Luis Fonsi (@LuisFonsi) 9 de noviembre de 2016
Carla Morrison retweeted a Gael García Bernal tweet that read: “We are gonna make such a come back!”
— Carla Morrison (@CarlaMorrisonmx) 9 de noviembre de 2016
Today I woke up motivated… Why? More important than who is or is not president, is our response to the things we agree with AND those we oppose. Though we may be divided in opinion and political perspective, we should be united in resilience and hope for the future. A future where the divides of race/origin, gender, religion, social and economic status, and political party preference are only seen in the rear view mirror of a progressive nation which continues to stand at the defense of what is just, FOR ALL. My heart hurts for those who are currently in fear because our nation was never intended to be one motivated by fear but by FREEDOM. I write this post, in a form of self-affirmation of sorts, not to add to the pile of opinions being posted today but to remind us all that we STILL live in the land of the free where thankfully the people do have the freedom of speech, the freedom to peacefully protest, the privilege to contribute to our communities, individually and collectively, in one hundred and one ways, and the right to elect a president by majority as the country has once again this term… It is OUR job to keep it that way! We have all the resources in the world to support what we believe in and make known with all our efforts what needs to be better. So today if you feel well-represented, go out and enjoy the liberties of our country. And if you feel mis-represented, go out and be the change you’d like to see in the world. Let’s put anger, frustration, ego, and all division aside and go out and BE better because we can. And while I can, I will! “This land is your land, this land is my land… From California, to the New York Island… From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters… This land was made for you and me!”———- -Woody Guthrie #GodBlesstheUNITEDstatesofAmerica
Calle 13’s Residente: “Trump is the reflection of a society that for the first time will see its reflection in a mirror while the world laughs of pity …”
Trump es el reflejo de una sociedad que por primera vez se verá en un espejo mientras el mundo se ríe, pero con lástima…
— Residente (@Residente) November 9, 2016
I have too much things to say, to ask.. But now I just can post this, because freedom and common sense seem to have completely disappeared after these elections. Demasiadas cosas que decir, que preguntar.. Pero ahora solo puedo postear esto, ya que la libertad y el sentido común parecen haber desaparecido después de estas tristes elecciones.
Ceci Bastida: “My daughter today: ‘Why did Trump win?’ ‘Because sadly a lot of people think like him.’ ‘Oh yuck!'”
Mi hija hoy: -“¿Por qué ganó Trump?” -“porque tristemente hay mucha gente que piensa como él”.. – “oh yuck!”
— Ceci Bastida (@cecibastida) November 9, 2016
“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it” @HillaryClinton
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) November 9, 2016
— Carla Morrison (@CarlaMorrisonmx) November 9, 2016
Cried a lot of tears… — everyone be safe, these next couple days especially.
— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) November 9, 2016