On the 9th of November Donald Trump shocked the world by being voted in as the 45th President of the United States.
Therefore the story of Donald Trump stunning people by what he does and says, continued as the media portrayed his win as a “shock to the world”(London Evening Standard).
The Daily Telegraph continued the election story explaining why Hillary lost. In the article it targeted the key demographics that were supposed to help Hillary win – for example women, who Trump had previously shocked the world with his sexist comments and reports of sexual attacks.
“He has consistently made derogatory remarks against women, calling some “dogs” and “slobs.””
The Sun, which had little substance in it’s articles dated the 7th of November, now made the election story front page news. The clear shock of Trump’s win allowed for the story to make the headline “DON TOP OF THE WORLD: Donald Trump returns to his home and HQ at the top of Trump Tower in New York after shock US election victory.”
The Sun wrote about the shocking win, including a lot of images in true ‘Sun’ style. They made reference to the email scandal by mentioning Trump’s speech,
“Trump also thanked the secret service and NYC law enforcement, and added: “It’s been what they call a historic campaign.”
The New Yorker covered it’s front page with an image of Trump, captioned “An American Tragedy.” The New Yorker, the previous day (8th November) had declared publicly and openly it’s support for Hillary Clinton and therefore it was no surprise when the articles covering the website emphasized their shock and focused on the images of crying Hillary supporters.
The Guardian posted an article titled, “Why Hillary Clinton lost the election: the economy, trust and a weak message.” They reference the email scandal and how it may have hindered her campaign.
“It was damaging not just that the FBI bungled its timing of what ultimately proved to be a dead-end investigation but because it played into the notion that the Clinton’s behaved as if the law did not apply to them.”