Following the results of the election the number of headlines with “How did Hillary Lose” increased. People who had put their faith in the numbers expressed by the opinion polls took to the streets. The main headlines following the shocking results were not about how Donald Trump would aid America, but about how the people who didn’t vote for him were reacting.
The media began once again to highlight all the negatives of Trump’s campaign.
The Daily Telegraph made the headline on it’s front page “Donald Trump and Theresa May vow to ‘strengthen’ Special Relationship in phone conversation – but not before he spoke with nine other world leaders.” The article was written in a more biased way as it directly related to the “snubbing” of UK Prime Minister Theresa May. They mention that “The apparent snub could concern Mrs May” and highlight the negative side of Trump being elected in relation to the UK.
After the election covering the front page of The Sun’s website, the following day it was harder to locate. They did however follow some of the reactions of shocked people, in stories more appealing to their readers.
An article about the increased number of suicide calls after the election of Trump, spoke about the statement made by New York Mayor and supporter of Trump, Rudy Giuliani,
In line to become Trump’s attorney general, he said: “The reality is they’re a bunch of spoiled crybabies.”
The Guardian summed up the general tone of the world in an article written on the 10th, which showed how the world’s newspapers reacted to the new president-elect. The sub heading,
“Some predict disaster while others focus on the enormity of the challenge ahead as the world reels from the shock of the new president-elect”
shows the split in direction of the world’s papers. We how papers such as The Guardian, The Independent and The Financial Times choose to take a more neutral stance and question the challenges ahead. Others such as The Daily Mail and The Telegraph focus on the magnitude of the victory.
The New York Times fill the front page of their newspaper with uncertain language. They talk about the “stunning culmination of an explosive populist and polarizing campaign” and the “surprise outcome.” The title “Uncertainty grips allies across the world,” is repeated in a number of papers on the 10th.
The Times newspaper talks about “A New World,” and how “Clinton and Obama urge support for shock election winner.” The articles all focus on the future and how this surprising result will affect us and the world.