On one hand there was a candidate who was part of the system, was politically correct and the darling of all the liberals. And on the other, an outlier, who didn’t smile pretty, didn’t think twice before speaking about the ‘politically incorrect’ issues, dubbed a Bigot, racist, xenophobic, misogynist etc. He didn’t even get unanimous support from his own party! Yet, the latter won. In many ways this election felt like a repeat of our 2014 Lok Sabha elections where a man who was vilified by the media, finally won.
There were also certain points which were also comically repeated in the recently concluded US elections. Many here vowed to go to Pakistan once Modi won, this apparently also caught up in the US with celebs like Bryan Cranston and Miley Cyrus declared their intention to leave the county of Trump won.
Western educated Indian liberals wowed to leave India if Modi won. Now with Trump in DC they can’t even return to their ‘natural’ habitat!
— Prabhu Chawla (@PrabhuChawla) November 9, 2016
Sad for @sagarikaghose, moved to US after Modi, and gets Trumped. Bad luck so bad, if she moves to Vatican, Togadia will be next pope
— Shocking If True (@reviewero) November 9, 2016
Polls created analytically by eminent psephologists miserably failed. Media there went a step further and outright endorsed a candidate. Predictably the reaction of those who thrive with the blessing of the establishment, was anything but pretty. Even though the establishment getting toppled was in another part of the world. Here are some of the reactions we managed to capture:
Probably the same fear which people felt when they thought Intolerance was rising?
— Anjana Om Kashyap (@anjanaomkashyap) November 9, 2016
Yes that’s why everything should be scripted, no matter what.
Now @realDonaldTrump trying to sound Presidential. Just wait till he goes off script and then the groping will start & expletives will roll
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) November 9, 2016
The same way the inherent nature of liberals was exposed when they cried for SIMI terrorists killed in an encounter?
Hey americans, glad the world is getting to see you for who you are. Glad you have exposed your inherent nature. You deserve Trump
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 9, 2016
And NDTV might have also gone off air today had it not been for the government’s stay.
When you wake up and realise that the currency in your wallet is useless and Trump is the President of United States
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 9, 2016
Some had already declared the US as “racist” and “bigots” just because it voted against what they wished:
Racism is the opium of the masses. #Trump
— वरुण (@varungrover) November 9, 2016
America, now comes the fun part of finding out over the next two years that a lot of your quiet friends were MASSIVE bigots all this time.
— samit basu (@samitbasu) November 9, 2016
Some had a literal melt-down:
Nooooooooooooooooooo Americaaaaaaaaa noooooooooo!!!!!!!
— Swara Bhaskar (@ReallySwara) November 9, 2016
While some others just ran to the nearest corner to cry:
It’s done. Turning off CNN, closing laptop, putting away phone, turning on Beethoven.
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) November 9, 2016
On one hand they wanted a women to set an example by becoming the 1st president of the US and on the other hand objectifying another who is part of the opposition.
The Future First Lady? See Melania Trump’s nude photo shoot https://t.co/eFTGrGagC6
— Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) November 9, 2016
Maybe he was just following the global left liberals, like this “historian”:
And this: Barkha was all set to wager her money on Hillary, but she ended up in the wrong camp:
Live from the Glass Ceiling I bet Hillary Clinton Will Smash tonight. The venue of her Victory Party. Facebook Live https://t.co/SwXLrxtBTY
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) November 8, 2016
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) November 9, 2016
Our very own MSG street-fighter turned Octopus Paul had made some strong predictions:
And it appeared, he was found talking to himself yet again:
Journalists/pollsters get election results wrong when they allow personal prejudice to cloud professional judgements. #electionnight
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) November 9, 2016
Finally what might sum up the American media’s modus operandi for the elections
Biggest loser from Trump’s triumph? U.S. mainstream media, which first built him up during the primaries, only to turn viciously against him
— Brahma Chellaney (@Chellaney) November 9, 2016