The Most Priceless Reactions to Trump Win From a Media Who Said He Didn’t Stand a Chance

Tuesday night, Donald Trump won the presidency of The United States of America, defying the expectations of many Americans and leaving the media with feelings spanning the emotional spectrum.

Some felt that the election results represented the American people standing up against the establishment by saying, “no more.”

Sean Hannity of Fox News felt the election was “predictable.” He called in to the network and said that:

“This was predictable but this is a modern day political miracle to go up against everyone and defy all odds…the American people have said ‘enough is enough.'”

Tucker Carlson, a Fox News anchor, related the results to the Brexit vote, saying this morning on “Fox & Friends”:

“This is not entirely about Donald Trump. This is a reaction against the people in charge.”

However, polls — and most members of the media — had predicted a Clinton victory:

The New York Post, which previously featured Melania Trump’s nude photos on its cover, tweeted that Donald Trump’s victory is:

“A win for the little guy over the elite.”

Some of the media reported it as non-biased news, focusing on the facts:

While others were downright stunned.

Rachel Maddow interrupted her MSNBC show to give her viewers a reality check:

“You’re awake by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also, you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell.”

Van Jones of CNN appears to have had the most extreme reaction:

“I have enough class to say that when you out do expectations, good for you but there’s another side of this. People have talked about a miracle, I’m hearing about a nightmare. It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us. You tell your kids, ‘don’t be a bully’, ‘don’t be a bigot’, but then you have this outcome. You have people putting their kids to bed and they’re afraid of breakfast. They’re afraid of ‘how do I explain this to my children.'”

Some were in denial:

And check out Chris Matthews’ explanation:

Still, there’s one publication that seems to be caught off-guard by the Trump victor most of all.

New York Magazine printed the cover of its post-Election Day magazine, clearly showing what they assumed to be a pre-determined election.

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Posted by New York Magazine on Sunday, October 30, 2016


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