Donald Trump's US presidential election win came as a surprise to many people who were following the polls leading up to the November 8 vote. Here's social media's explanation of Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton.
An angry Democratic base who felt cheated by the Democratic National Convention (DNC)
Most people I know supported Bernie, or at the very least were not appalled at his candidacy. The DNC sabotaged itself by forcing HRC on us. pic.twitter.com/y5oQtkVNtC
— Sketchy White Dude (@sketchydude) November 9, 2016
I'm watching C-SPAN. They've now taken calls from about a dozen former Bernie supporters who voted Trump.
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 9, 2016
@YoungDems4Trump Bernie voter here, voted Trump!
— Deplorable Harry (@harryfiggmann) November 9, 2016
@YoungDems4Trump I just took my 3 Bernie supporters: Husband,daughter & neighbor NOW VOTING TRUMP. A lot Trump votes coming now!Keep voting!
— MRamirez-VoteTRUMP! (@Hopes119) November 8, 2016
A Obama-era blow back
I can not tell you how excited I am for Trump to look Obama in the eye and reverse everything he has done. Repeal Obamacare!!!!
— MADAME (@MagicRoyalty) November 9, 2016
I truly hope that the first action of a president trump will be to reverse the Iran deal and reimpose sanctions against the terror gov
— Rabbi Shmuley (@RabbiShmuley) November 9, 2016
Obamacare needs to go. The Iran Deal needs to go. I get why people hate Trump but our country couldn't handle another 8 years of this.
— Stu (@TheRealJimSorgi) November 9, 2016
@iyad_elbaghdadi Trump is the blowback from 8yrs of a Black, Kenyan, Muslim, Communist, Socialist, un-American "not born in USA" Obama
— (@AbuMubarak1378) September 18, 2016
Trump's rise is a repudiation of the first Black President & marriage equality. A violent blowback to sweeping social change. #ElectionNight
— Ryan J. Downey (@ryandowney) November 9, 2016
The FBI and Clinton's email scandal
For 9 days, over 20 million people early voted thinking the FBI had something big on Hillary.
I'm a Trump guy, but, man, that's not right.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 7, 2016
Hillary is under FBI investigation and y'all are worried bc Trump hurts your feelings
— Megz (@meganbrownieee) November 9, 2016
An unlikable candidate
Clinton's loss isn't sexist. She lost because she was a terrible, unlikable candidate, a career politician, and was under FBI investigation
— Bayleaguered (@Bayleaguered) November 9, 2016
Much as I hated the smugness from Clinton camp, I am entirely sad about this outcome. Never thought it could really happen. #ElectionNight
— Asif Hossain (@asifintoronto) November 9, 2016
Honesty if anybody was meant to lose to Trump, it was Hillary Clinton, nobody can deny that she was the most unlikable candidate of all time
— Pato (@patoquackquack) November 9, 2016
The black vote
There were hidden Trump voters, well hidden because they were black
— EdAsante (@EdAsante77) November 9, 2016
Tired of people acting like racism began with Trump and would've ended with Hillary. #StopIt. We saw record police lynchings under Obama.
— Cam O'bi (@iamCam) November 9, 2016
#ElectionDay Can someone explain we are pissed at Trump for being elected when Obama did nothing to end police abuse on black lives?
— Charles Uhli (@Badboxman) November 9, 2016
— Quinton Jackson (@alaskantexanQCT) November 7, 2016
A grassroots movement
This is what happens when you offer nothing and dont appeal to working class white voters in your "firewall" #ElectionNight
— Dragonfly's Hideaway (@IDoTheThinking) November 9, 2016
The appeal to white fears about being a minority race on the planet have driven some white folks to become insane, incoherent & Trump voters https://t.co/rBg7KnPeU5
— dengre (@denngree) October 29, 2016
trump campaign was grassroots and high energy from the start nothing the media and celebrity endorsements can beat
— StoneColdDonaldTrump (@Dylandipietro99) November 9, 2016
First time voters
"As a first time voter, I wanted to go against the establishment and start new, and Trump is the only option"-Jack Thayer, 18, Iowa City
— JB (@BerningJack) November 9, 2016
@peddoc63 My son, First Time Voter, Voted Trump!
— Tracie Knobloch (@tbeaux29) November 9, 2016
Summed up in one Facebook post